& Our Community
Meet Your Hosts
Brad “Oukpak” Carpenter who is Inuvialuk was born and raised in Canada’s Arctic in a remote community of Sachs Harbour and has the true entrepreneurial spirit. Brad is an avid hunter, fisherman, artist and respected member of the community. He owns companies in the Beaufort Delta region with locations in Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk, and Inuvik. He is a former RCMP officer, fixed wing pilot and has a growing family.
I am the part owner and the Manager of Arctic Char Suites. We moved to Inuvik from our Nation’s Capital, Ottawa, ON in 2016. I was born and raised in New Brunswick and moved to Ontario for school.
We moved to Canada’s Arctic in 2016 and it has been an amazing experience for me and my family, Cultural / traditions and storytelling, a vast array of scenery, and short hikes. From dipping your toes into the Arctic Ocean. Mother Nature nights of the “Aurora Borealis” light show. Whether traveling south on the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle, or north on the Inuvik / Tuk Highway to the Arctic Ocean, driving on ice roads, skiing and boating in the vast MacKenzie Delta. The north has a lot to offer.
Experience Our Neighbourhood
Welcome to the Town of Inuvik!
Active … Outdoors … Arctic … Adventure – from unique and wonderful community festivals and events, to first class recreation programs and facilities and exciting outdoor adventure opportunities, there’s something for everyone to do in and around Inuvik.
Check out our seasonal festivals and events!
Inuvik Sunrise Festival – celebrate the return of the sun each January
Muskrat Jamboree – the Delta comes alive in the spring, with traditional community events in late March/early April
Midnight Sun Fun Run – Run through the “night” on the summer solstice
Great Northern Arts Festival – a world class exhibition of northern art each July
Explore our great outdoors: From driving the Dempster Highway to driving a golf ball, and hiking, fishing and camping, we have something for everyone to enjoy.
The town at the top of the world is the Northwest Territories’ first planned community. Inuvik was conceived in 1953 as a replacement administrative centre for the hamlet of Aklavik on the west of the Mackenzie Delta, as the latter was prone to flooding and had no room for expansion.
Its name translates to “Place of Man.” Whether you are looking for northern arts and culture, remote rivers and wilderness, a chance to see Arctic wildlife, or just a place to relax and enjoy the midnight sun – this is your destination!
Getting around is not an issue and one can walk pretty much everywhere in Inuvik. One can rent a vehicle, boat tour, dog sled rides, snowmobile, or motorcycle tours. Summer, fall, winter, or spring an outdoor adventure land awaits you in and around Inuvik. It’s the perfect place to explore all that the Arctic has to offer.
Fish and explore the mighty Mackenzie River, from boat or ice.
Drive the incredible Dempster Highway, one of Canada’s top must-travel routes, and experience the ice roads that link the communities of the Delta from approximately January to April.
Camp and enjoy our Territorial parks.
Inuvik is also the gateway to an amazing array of National Parks, from mountainous Ivvavik in the Yukon to Aulavik on Banks Island in the high Arctic, and Tuktut Nogait on the western Arctic coast. Please contact Parks Canada – Western Arctic Field Office for more information on National Parks in our area.
Activities & Attractions
The first and only all-weather road to Canada’s Arctic Coast to the Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea) the Inuvik Tuk Highway (ITH) is 138 kilometers (86 mi.) in length. The ITH is the newest highway that has been constructed in Canada Arctic, which opened in 2017.
Canada’s only all-season public road to cross the Arctic Circle, you depart Inuvik to the NWT / Yukon border along the Dempster Highway, which is 259 km (458 mi.) of unpaved road that traverses some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. At this point the border you plateau the Richardson mountain range and some amazing scenery. From the NWT / Yukon border you travel an additional 58 kms (36 mi.) and arrive at the Arctic Circle.
Driving the Dempster Highway is a once-in-a-life-time experience.
Explore the area with Arctic Motorcycle Adventures.