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Tuktoyaktuk Travel Guide

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Welcome to Tuktoyaktuk!

Located in Canada's farthest northern region, Tuktoyaktuk lies on the shores of the Arctic Ocean at the tip of the Northwest Territories. 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 excursions. Tour operators 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 the Beaufort Sea, 5 km (3 mi) west of Tuk, at the Pingo Canadian Landmark.
A Pingo Outside Tuktoyaktuk
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