With almost 3,200 residents, Inuvik is the largest Canadian community north of the Arctic Circle.  Inuvik was engineered in the late 1950’s as one of the first planned communities as a replacement regional centre for Aklavik, which was prone to flooding.  Over the summer months residents enjoy more than 50 days of 24 hour sunlight and in January the community hosts a celebration marking the sun’s return after 30 days of darkness. 

But don’t let the month of dark deter you. Through innovation Inuvik is home to one of the most northern greenhouses in the world and is family friendly with plenty of year round outdoor activities for family members of all ages, including a 24-hour golf course, a ski club with a network of trails, a sport and recreation facility, and a variety of outdoor parks and trails.

Classes are delivered in both English and French Immersion at the East Three Elementary School and the East Three Secondary School.  Inuvik’s regional hospital serves the Beaufort Delta region as well as some communities in the Sahtu.  The community is accessible year round by air and by road via the Dempster Highway; one of Canada’s most scenic and popular summer road trips.