Welcome to Tuktoyaktuk!
Located in Canada
northern region, Tuktoyaktuk lies on the shores of the Arctic
at the tip of the Northwest
. Anglicised from an Inuvialuit word meaning 'resembling a caribou',
Tuktoyaktuk, or simply Tuk, is a hamlet with a population hovering around 1,000.
Accessible only by plane in the summer and by ice roads in winter, adventure
companies based in Inuvik provide aerial tours as well as hunting and fishing
offers a range of activities including dog-sledding, igloo-construction,
snowmobiling, ice-fishing and community and culture tours, all of which give
visitors a glimpse into the lives and traditions of locals. Visitors who make
the excursion north of the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun will
be dazzled by the Northern Lights, as well as the unique landscape which includes
massive ice-covered hills called pingos. A group of these can be seen along
, 5 km (3 mi) west of Tuk, at the Pingo