Northwest Territories

The Icehouse is the community freezer. The entrance looks like an outhouse, but inside you descend into a tunnel system excavated 10m into the permafrost. The temperature is a constant -15°C and villagers store their catch down here. You'll need a local guide to enter.

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1. Sod Houses

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2. Our Lady of Lourdes

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3. Pingo Canadian Landmark

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