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. 


Our Stories

Intriguing tales from Canada's Northwest Territories

Andre's Place

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

Ulukhaktok Arts Centre

Located in Ulukhaktok Northwest Territories, the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre has spent decades employing local artisans from the community. Formally the Holman Print Shop, the Centre produces prints, muskox carvings, qiviut... Read more

Moe's Stationary

Stationary, office supplies, souvenir items, gifts, and more.  Read more

Originals on Mackenzie

Northern and local arts and crafts, carvings, clothing, gifts and diamonds. Open year-round. Closed Sundays. Read more

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

We Specialize in arts and crafts by Inuvialuit artists, also products made from qivuit, the extra warm, light weight wool of the muskox.   Read more

Fort McPherson Tent and Canvas

Fort McPherson Tent and Canvas Shop is located above the Arctic Circle in a Gwich'€™in community of approximately 800 people. Today, a wide array of durable and practical arctic tough items are available. Read more

Tonimoes Restaurant and Shivers Lounge

The Mackenzie Hotel is proud to present our first class dining room, Tonimoes. Read more


Serving local caught fish and chips, reindeer dishes, and specialty desserts in a unique outdoor location near Happy Valley Campground in the heart of Inuvik. Read more

Nautchiaq Fur Shop

Looking for some unique arts and crafts on your visit to Tuk? Look no further!  Open daily: 10am-5pm  Can't make it during these hours? Give us a call for after hours appointments or for tour groups... Read more

Gwich'in Tribal Council

Providing a great selection of traditional Gwich’in arts and crafts. Read more

IRC Craft Shop

Specializing in arts and crafts by local Inuvialuit artists. Our office is located on the main floor of the Inuvialuit Corporate Centre. Please stop by or shop online. Read more

Cloud Nine

Cafe at the Inuvik Airport. Read more