Travelling to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada, is truly the trip of a lifetime
. Inuvik, meaning "Place of Man" in Inuvialuktun, is the northernmost community in North America accessible by public road. (68°18'N, 133°29'W)
Once here, you can take advantage of a wonderful range of activities and cultural events, and a surprising choice of hotels, bed and breakfasts, and restaurants offering local cuisine and hospitality. The Inuvik Visitor's Centre, Inuvik Centennial Library, and the Aurora Research Institute schedule diverse programming catering to our visitors throughout the summer months. Tour operators offer packages to suit every taste and budget, from flight-seeing on the Arctic Coast, to active river adventures with experienced local guides. Or simply hike out "on the land," as the Gwich'in and Inuvialuit have for centuries, marvelling under the midnight sun at the beauty of our north country. Oh, and the weather? Usually the temperature hovers around 20 degrees Celsius (68° F) during the Festival. (Of course there's always a chance it'll snow too!)
Canadian North is our Official Carrier, and they carry our highest recommendation. Canadian North and its founding companies (CAI, PWA, Transair, Nordair) have served the North for over 75 years. This airline, 100% owned by Aboriginals, is a striving healthy company that provides superior service to all northerners including the over 30,000 shareholders (Inuvialuit and Inuit of Nunavut) that own it.
Reservations: 1 800 661-1505
Web site : www.canadiannorth.com
Make sure you mention Canadian North's special airfares to the Great Northern Arts Festival to your travel agent!
The Dempster Highway takes you across the Great Divide, over three mountain ranges, across the Arctic Circle and by ferry over the mighty Mackenzie River. Every summer hundreds of adventurers drive up the highway using vehicles from huge luxury R.V.s to bicycles. Whether you choose a driving holiday or take advantage of Canadian North's seat sale during our Festival, travel above the Arctic Circle is an experience you should not miss!
Perhaps the most comprehensive guide to road travel in the North is MilePost - a virtual encyclopedia of information on arctic road travel, encompassing Alaska, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Northern British Columbia. Any traveller heading our way would do well to have a copy onboard.
If you are planning to make the trip by road, make sure you contact NWT Tourism and request the "Road Touring Guide"!
For more information on planning travel in the Northwest Territories, please contact NWT Tourism.
You can reach NWT Tourism toll-free within the US and Canada : 1-800-661-0788
Box 610, Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N5 Canada
Tel: (867) 873-5007
Fax: (867) 873-4059