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Inuvik Sunrise Festival

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First Sunrise

January 4-6, 2019

Every December the sun sets for the last time below the horizon, and after nearly 30 days of darkness the return of the sun is celebrated at the annual Inuvik Sunrise Festival. Local food, dance, music and winter activities, including snow carving, sunset yoga and sno-pitch, are all part of the spectacle. On the Saturday night a party on the permafrost continues the festivities with a giant bonfire and an incredible display of fireworks.


Packages are available through Touch the Arctic Tours and Arctic Adventure Tours

Come celebrate with us in January and experience the magic of the first sun during this phenomenal occasion.

The sun will be first seen on January 7, 2019.

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Inuvik Tourism - Truly Arctic

Canadian North Airlines