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Pingo Canadian Landmark

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...

Notable Building in Tuktoyaktuk

Sod Houses

Toward the northern end of Tuk are examples of the traditional Inuvialuit igluryuaq (sod houses), made from driftwood and covered with sod. With a tunnel-like entrance, floors embedded into the permafrost, a...

Notable Building in Tuktoyaktuk


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...

Ship in Tuktoyaktuk

Our Lady of Lourdes

Beautifully restored and sitting off the main street by the Catholic mission, this schooner delivered supplies to far-flung Catholic missions in the Arctic in the 1930s and ’40s, braving storms and shifting ice...

Canadian in Tuktoyaktuk

Grandma's Kitchen

The only place to eat in town, this family-run restaurant serves musk-ox burgers, platters of local delicacies and cinnamon buns, with a side order of ocean views.