Inuvik is two degrees above the Arctic Circle and is connected to southern Canada by road and air. Unfortunately, driving the Dempster Highway from Dawson Yukon and points south to Inuvik is not an option for this event as the ice crossings on the Peel and Mackenzie Rivers close the end of April and the ferry crossings typically open the first week of June.
MORE ON HIGHWAY / FERRY CONDITIONS HERE:
Anyone coming from the south or other places for the TREK2TUK4KIDS will likely fly in or come a month early when they can drive to Inuvik. Inuvik has daily flight service from the south with Air North and Canadian North. Regional air carriers such as North-Wright Air fly to Inuvik from the Sahtu and Aklak Air connects the coastal communities to Inuvik.
Air North is the official Airline Sponsor of TREK2TUK4KIDS 2021 - Air North, Yukon’s Airline
With the generous support of Air North, B737 operated non-stop round-trip flights between Whitehorse, YT and Inuvik, NWT are available for TREK2TUK4KIDS 2021 participants.
Canadian North has daily flights into Inuvik and can be booked at:
or through your travel adventure agent.
Need help making your Arctic adventure happen? Please contact your travel agent or adventure planner or one of the following travel agents that are booking airlines, accommodation and additional tours for TREK2TUK4KIDS participants.
The Travel Group – http://www.travelg.com/
Okpik Travel – contact Trish at - http://www.okpiktravel.ca/
Accommodations for Participating in the TREK2TUK4KIDS
Getting a good night's rest before and after your TREK2TUK4KIDS is important so we have made sure there are some great options for accommodations.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Capital Suites at a special event rate. Reservations can be made at 867 678-6300. Let them know you are reserving a room for the TREK2TUK4KIDS. Capital Suites also has accessible rooms.
Rooms are also available at the MacKenzie Hotel. Let them know you are reserving a room for the TREK2TUK4KIDS under True North Adventures. The MacKenzie Hotel has accessible rooms with walk-in showers.
Reservations can be made by clicking here.
For other accommodation information in Inuvik or Tuktoyaktuk please check with Spectacular NWT .
10 Incredible Tuk Adventures
In early June the ocean ice is still along the Tuk shoreline. If you are not able to dip your toe in the Arctic Ocean you can certainly stand on it.
Take a Tuk Cultural tour and learn about the local culture and try some local country foods.
Attend the story telling by a local Elder at the sod house near NorthMart.
Try some local fish and other foods sold by local vendors.
Attend a traditional drum dance and be sure to get up and dance when invited.
Take a tour to the pingos in Pingo National Landmark.
Take a tour down the Inuvik Tuk Highway and see the beautiful scenery, tundra and lakes.
Shop for local arts and crafts at shops or from the artists.
Have a picnic at the Point and enjoy the incredible ocean view. Take a selfie with the Arctic Ocean sign and the Arctic Ocean.
Drop by the Hamlet Office for your Arctic Ocean certificate.
Links to more ideas and local Tour Companies: