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    Inuvik airport in August
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    Open crawl space under many buildings
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    Utilidettes going from house to house
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Inuvik Things to Do

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    Great Hiking

    by PeterVancouver Updated Feb 3, 2011

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    Inuvik has some well maintained hiking trails one of which is just 15 min from the centre of town running along the bank of the Mackenzie river. It can be easily accessed from the Mackenzie hotel by walking south for about ten minutes to the river

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Inuvik Hotels

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  • Inuvik Capital Suites

    An average comfortable establishment. For convenience, it is situated almost in the middle of the...

  • Nova Inn Inuvik

    300 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, X0E 0T0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Arctic Chalet B&B

    25 Carn St, Inuvik, X0E 0T0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 1.5 out of 5 stars

Inuvik Transportation

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    Flight from Whitehorse

    by PeterVancouver Written May 29, 2013

    Flying up to Inuvik via Old Crow and Dawson in a 1960's Yukon Air turboprop is an experience. Due to the fairly low level flying and the mountainous terrain, make sure you take your air sick pills in your hand luggage as at times it can be a bit rough

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    To the Canadian High Arctic from Europe

    by PeterVancouver Written Jul 4, 2012

    From Europe one of the most direct routes is to take a Condor Air flight from Frankfurt, direct to
    Whitehorse and change onto a local flight up to Inuvik on for example Air North

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    Spare tires

    by wilsonjw Written Dec 1, 2002

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    Many folks will advise you to carry one or more spare tires if you're traveling the Dempster Highway. We'd rented our car, so didn't have a convenient (or cost effective) way to get or carry a spare, and find we didn't need it. We didn't see anyone along the way who looked like they needed one, either. If you're on worn tires, I recommend you check the spare you usually carry.

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Inuvik Warnings and Dangers

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    Indian Parking Only

    by PeterVancouver Updated Oct 5, 2010

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    A couple of streets off the main strip in Inuvik is this street sign which appears to be permanent

    "Indian Parking Only - all others will be cursed"

    Judging by the state of the front yard it seemed wise to park elsewhere !

    Clearly means the Indian Motorcycle co N. Carolina
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Inuvik What to Pack

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    Inuvik Packing List

    by Jareotto Updated Sep 26, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: - If you enjoy seafood - bring a cooler to carry CHAR home. This fish is DELICIOUS! You may only get it up north (well, I've never seen it here in Edmonton). You may get a whole frozen fish for about $40 - $50 CAD. Bring a cooler to pack it in to ensure it arrives home in good/edible condition.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - A warm sweater.
    - A rain coat (in summer).
    - Sun glasses (in summer).

    Photo Equipment: - MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR CAMERA - poised and ready!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: (I wasn't sure whether to put this in "Toiletries..." or here....)
    - If you are not planning to spend much time indoors, or you are NOT travelling to Inuvik in the winter months: BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT. This is a MUST. I did not find this too much of an issue (maybe that was the sign that snow was on it's way). However, I've been told that mosquitos are very large and prevalent in Inuvik. Repellent will allow for a more comfortable trip. DON'T FORGET IT!

    Miscellaneous: - Fresh fruit (bananas, apples, oranges)
    - Meal items (canned/ready-made foods, bread/buns/cheese sticks, save your cereal and milk from the flight up).
    - BRING A FLASHLIGHT! If you're here in the winter, there is NO SUNLIGHT. You will be in darkness 24 hours a day.

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    Mosquito netting or repellant

    by wilsonjw Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Whatever you do, don't drive the Dempster Highway without either mosquito netting or mosquito repellant (or both!)....

    The height of fashion?
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