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Before You Arrive

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The Town of Inuvik prides itself on being a place where anyone can call home. No matter where you are moving from, one thing you can count on is a welcomed reception upon your arrival.

Before you leave for Inuvik, it would be advantageous to complete some basic research. Whether that is searching through Google, watching YouTube videos, following social media or just browsing through this website, every bit of information you can find will be beneficial upon your arrival and will make it easier to adjust and connect with the community as soon as possible.

Getting to Inuvik is fairly simple, as you only have two options on how you may travel. You can either drive or fly (unless you live in a nearby community and then maybe the ice roads in the winter time are a third option).

If driving, the Dempster Highway, which starts in Dawson City, Yukon and ends in Inuvik, is your lone choice. The highway is Canada's only all-weather road that crosses the Arctic Circle and driving the unpaved gravel is an adventure in itself. Those who choose this option are blessed with spectacular scenery and plenty of chances to spot wildlife.

Flying to Inuvik is the most popular option and for those moving here from a distance, it is usually the most convenient. There are three airlines that fly to and from Inuvik. They are listed below.

Canadian North


First Air


Air North


Depending on where you are flying from, you may need to arrange a flight with another airline before reaching a destination where airlines that serve Inuvik are located.