Western Arctic

The Arctic is a land of icons:

Polar bears. Reindeer. Treeless tundra, sprawling to infinity. High Arctic islands, reaching toward the pole. Beluga. Muskoxen. An ocean, frozen in place, gleaming in the nightless spring. It’s all here, along with the people who call it home – the Gwich’in and Inuvialuit, who’ve thrived here for eons along the mouth of the Mackenzie River and the flanks of the Northwest Passage. 

The Western Arctic is remote, but getting here is half the fun: The Dempster Highway unfurls over the mountains from Dawson City, Yukon, making it the northernmost drive in Canada. Once here, the options are limitless: Explore bustling Inuvik, built in the 1950s like a space-base in the Far North. Boat through the maze-like Delta, rife with rare birds and beasts. See two national parks: Aulavik and Tuktut Nogait. And visit a medley of idyllic villages, from friendly Fort McPherson to Ulukhaktok, site of the farthest-north golf tournament on Earth. 


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Andre's Place

Located in a quiet, residential area just minutes from downtown, Andre's Place is Inuvik's newest getaway. Read more

Happy Valley Territorial Park

Located in the heart of Inuvik, this park offers 19 powered and eight non-powered sites, and convenient access to the town’s attractions. The park is situated on a bluff overlooking the east branch of the Mackenzie... Read more

Ja'k Territorial Park

Just outside Inuvik, this park features an observation tower with excellent views of the surrounding scenery and prime bird-watching. Watch for falcons, eagles and ducks, our summer residents. There is an abundance of... Read more

Nitainlaii Territorial Park

This park is perched on a cliff overlooking the Peel River and surrounded by stands of white birch and white spruce trees. It's an ideal place to unwind for a few nights on the long journey up or down the Dempster. The... Read more

Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground (Gwich'in Territorial Park)

Nestled on the side of Caribou Creek approxiumately 40 kilometres north of Tsiigehtchic on the Dempster Highway, Vadzaih Van Tshik Campground is well-protected from the elements by the steep cliffs nearby... Read more

Gwich'in Territorial Campground (Gwich'in Territorial Park)

Enjoy the spectacular shoreline of Campbell Lake, try your luck fishing, hike in search of unique rocks and fossils, or hit the beach for a swim above the Arctic Circle. There are just a few of the options... Read more

Capital Suites - Inuvik

Welcome to Capital Suites Inuvik, where we consistently provide a clean, friendly and professional environment for you. Your spices are waiting, as we know you will want to cook in our exquisitely appointed suites. Come... Read more

Peel River Inn

Adventurers and explorers have used the Peel River Inn as the place to stay since 1972. Boasting the most modern guest rooms, banquet and conference centre in Western NWT, the Peel River Inns North hotel has the staff... Read more

Paulatuk Visitors Centre Hotel

Ten comfortable rooms with private showers and TV. Read more

Nova Inn

A state-of-the-art hotel opened in 2005. Convenient access to the business section of town and the hospital. Read more

Mackenzie Hotel

Centrally located in downtown Inuvik, the Mackenzie Hotel offers a wide range of lavishly appointed suites and guest services. Whether your travel is for business or leisure, we have all the essentials to fill your... Read more

PolarGrizz Hotel

Accommodations in the hamlet of Sachs Harbour. Read more

Eagle Plains Hotel / Service Station

Thirty five kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. Located on the Dempster Highway at kilometre 371. Read more

Arctic Char Inn

Ulukhaktok has traditionally been a meeting and resting place for Arctic travellers for thousands of years. Experience Arctic hospitality at its best at the Arctic Char Inn.  Read more

Aklavik Inn

Located in the historic hamlet of Aklavik this bed and breakfast welcomes you. Accomodates 11 guests. Read more

Arctic Ocean Tuk Tours/ Rendezvous Lake Lodge

We run a small all-inclusive lodge that can handle ten people at a time. From this lodge we organize hunting parties, wildlife tours and photography parties. Hiking, ATV, and custom designed tours are available. Explore... Read more

Smitty's Bed and Breakfast

Smitty's Bed and Breakfast is located at 608 Kitti Road in beautiful Tuktoyaktuk near the Arctic Ocean. Read more

Northwest Territories Parks

To truly experience the Northwest Territories, take your camping gear for a highway driving adventure! Long ribbons of road without traffic jams or urban clutter take you through vast landscapes with unrivaled vistas -... Read more

Tuktu Bed and Breakfast

Accommodates up to five guests with use of kitchen for meals. Continental breakfast served. Satellite TV and phone shared. Read more

Hunters B&B

Hunter's B&B is your luxurious accommodation located in beautiful Tuktoyaktuk. Read more

Gruben's Bed and Breakfast

Stay at Gruben’s Bed and Breakfast and enjoy northern hospitality at its best.  Read more

End of the Road Inn

The End of the Road Inn has eight rooms with full shared kitchen and bathroom. Laundry services are avaliable on site. Please contact us for rates and availability.  Read more