Tuktoyaktuk (Tuktuyaaqtuuq, lit. "it looks like a caribou"), commonly known simply as Tuk, is a tiny Inuvialuit village on the Arctic Ocean in the extreme north of Canada's Northwest Territories.

Get in

By plane

Tuktoyaktuk Airport (IATA: YUB) is served by Aklak Air two to three times a day from Inuvik, which in turn can be reached by First Air, Air North, and Canadian North.

By road

A 100-mile ice road on the Mackenzie River connects Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik in the winter only (Jan-Apr). For the rest of the year, flying is the only way in, although an all-season road is in the planning stages (as of April 2012).

Get around

While it is easy to get around on foot in the town, taking a snowmobile to the store or out on the land is very common. The weather is very hard on vehicles so if you decide to drive be prepared to let your vehicle warm up for a long time in the winter months. Sometimes there is a taxi service available. For trips out on the land or to the airport via the ice road, there are people who will drive you out, such as the charter van for Ookpik Tours.






-IRC (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation. 867.777.2737 / info@irc.inuvialuit.com

-Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk. 867-977-2286

Go next

Drive out or fly to Inuvik. This is the closest place to go for restaurants, hotels, etc. Under 3 hours to drive.

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