In November 2017, the 1,000 residents of Tuktoyaktuk celebrated the opening of the all-weather road connecting their community to Inuvik and the Dempster Highway.  Tuktoyaktuk is a northern base for caribou and beluga hunting, and is the home of Canada’s largest Pingo.

Tuktoyaktuk has been home to a DEW Line radar site and a centre for oil and gas exploration in the Beaufort Sea.  With the addition of the all-weather road, Tuktoyaktuk is seeing a large rise in tourism. 

Mangilaluk School offers classes from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.  There is also an Aurora College Learning Centre.