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Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region

Beaufort Delta

Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region

Beaufort Delta

inuvik_region_mapHighlights:

  • Northernmost Road
    • ​Extending from the Dempster Highway, the new Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (officially opened in November 2017) provides Canada's first all-weather road to the Arctic coast.
  • Northernmost River
    • Famous for canoeing, the Thomsen River is considered the northernmost navigable river on the planet.  It flows northward through Aulavik National Park before emptying into the Arctic Ocean.
  • Muskox
    • Most of the world's muskoxen (around 68,000) live on Banks Island, outnumbering the island's human population 600 to 1.
  • Tuktut Nogait Park
    • Home to a variety of species, including caribou, raptors, wolves, grizzlies and muskoxen; this beautiful yet remote park sees very few visitors.
    • It's most photographed landmark is La Ronciere Falls.
  • Igloo Church
    • Our Lady of Victory Church, often called the Igloo Church, is located in Inuvik and is one of the North's most iconic buildings.
  • Reindeer
    • The NWT is home to Canada's only free-ranging herd of domesticated reindeer.  A population of around 3,000 roam the tundra north of Inuvik.
  • Pingos
    • ​"Pingo" is an Inuvialuit word for "small hill".  These earth-covered icy mounds are scattered across the Arctic coast and can be as big as a football stadium.
  • Darkest Nights, Brightest Days
    • Every year, the town of Inuvik celebrates the sun's return after nearly a month of darkness between December and January.  In turn, the region enjoys long bright days during the summer months.

Communities:

  • Aklavik
  • Fort McPherson
  • Inuvik
  • Paulatuk
  • Sachs Harbour
  • Tsiigehtchic
  • Tuktoyaktuk
  • Uluhaktok

Learn more about the Beaufort Delta

Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road (no longer in use), Beaufort Delta Region
Ptarmigan in front of a Pingo, Beaufort Delta Region
Ptarmigan in front of a Pingo, Beaufort Delta Region
Pingo, Beaufort Delta Region
Pingo, Beaufort Delta Region
Muskoxen, Beaufort Delta Region
Muskoxen, Beaufort Delta Region
Tuktoyaktuk, Beaufort Delta Region
Tuktoyaktuk, Beaufort Delta Region
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10), Beaufort Delta Region
Downtown Inuvik, Beaufort Delta Region
Downtown Inuvik, Beaufort Delta Region
Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Tsiigehtchic, Beaufort Delta Region
Church of the Holy Name of Mary, Tsiigehtchic, Beaufort Delta Region
Ulukhaktok, Beaufort Delta Region
Ulukhaktok, Beaufort Delta Region
Our Lady of Victory Church (Igloo Church), Inuvik, Beaufort Delta Region
Our Lady of Victory Church (Igloo Church), Inuvik, Beaufort Delta Region