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Western Arctic Regional Visitor Center

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Friendly staff good with details, daily events posted, nice setting, things going on, free coffee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElvisAndrus
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Arlington, Texas
Wide variety of information in a well presented setting.

Coming into the centre I was met by a young carver....working on soap stone...inside...numerous... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
stellamartin1981
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Welcome to the Western Arctic! Open early June - early September.
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276 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
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+1 867-777-7237
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff good with details, daily events posted, nice setting, things going on, free coffee. Worth going in.

Thank ElvisAndrus
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Coming into the centre I was met by a young carver....working on soap stone...inside...numerous displays on the cultures and traditions, plant and animal life, geography...a real tapestry of information.

Thank stellamartin1981
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The were several interesting exhibits along with helpful staff and information on the road to Tuktoyaktuk and happenings there as well.

Thank David L
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A good place to get information about Inuvik and driving to Tuktoyaktuk. They can recommend places to eat or shop. She directed us to a local who sells jewelry, arts, crafts & moccasins from her house. We ended up buying 2 items from her. They...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Sewing fur parkas, carving stone and caribou antler figures, tanning hides and making snowshoes are traditions that are very much alive today. See a photo and description on a traditional beluga hunt, small and large mounted animals, permafrost explanation, a mammoth tooth and many more...More

Thank Shirley N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This modern regional visitor centre is not very large, but contains a great exhibit of local fauna, flora and artifacts and is staffed by some very helpful people who go out of their way to make your experience in Inuvik pleasant.

Thank HuwMorgan
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here twice for Local information and both times received excellent service. They also have a very good cultural display of the north. Do not forget to ask for your certificate saying you past the Artic circle.it is very well done.

Thank 29jrh
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Very informative. Got lots of good information from the staff which was helpful. The staff were very knowledgeable.

Thank mitali906
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Excellent display of historical events and recent living in this area. Many events for tourists to attend. I attended sled dog racing Presentation. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Thank Janice S
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The staff here are very helpful and interested in the history of the Arctic. There was an amazing sealskin wall hanging on display that is likely quite old, stitching of different colours of sealskin to make imagery.

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Wanda O
February 28, 2015|
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Response from Anne K | Property representative |
Hi Wanda, To answer some of your questions: There are direct flights to Yellowknife from Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Whitehorse. I believe you are from Arizona, so likely Calgary or Edmonton would be your best bet. It is... More
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Fabio P
February 10, 2015|
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Are you just looking for flights? Or are you looking for a tour? Aklak Air has scheduled flights to Tuktoyaktuk - you can call them at (867) 777-3555 Arctic Chalet (867-777-3535) and Up North Tours (867-678-0510) both... More
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