There’s a new way to reach the northern tip of Canada and touch the legendary waters of the Arctic. A new gravel road to the northern tip of the Northwest Territories, opened in November 2017, connects the primarily Inuit colony of Tuktoyaktuk to the larger town of Inuvik 93 miles to the south. Before the opening of the ‘Road To Tuk,’ this village abutting the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean was only accessible by plane or via an ice road in the winter.
About as wild and unspoiled as an Arctic town can be, Tuktoyaktuk is located above the Arctic tree line, meaning you can see for miles out across the northern tundra. The opening of the road aims to boost the local economy and allow for easier access to food and supplies for local residents. If you make it up there soon, you’ll be among the first tourists to visit this small Inuit settlement.