Pingo Canadian Landmark

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The Tuk Peninsula has the world's highest concentration of pingos. Some 1350 of these huge mounds of earth-covered ice, that form only in a permafrost environment, dot the land. Two of these, nearest to Tuktoyaktuk, have been designated the Pingo Canadian Landmark. You get great views of the village from one of them.

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