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This is the viewpoint for the big pingo. As close as you can get without a kayak. Good viewpoint, but also the best free public washrooms we'd come across in a long, long way. Worth a visit for both purposes.
Tuktoyaktuk is a fascinating place and the pingos are certainly outer-worldly. You can see them on the drive up and from spots in town as well. It was interesting to learn about their formation and to see them dominate the landscape.
A trip to Tuk ended our ride up the Dempster Highway. the pingo you can visit isn't much but there are other larger ones that can be seen in the distance. When we were in Tuk it was hot and sunny (25 C) and we...More
I also thought a Pingo was a small arctic bird, nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, it is a small hill rising out of the tundra caused by ice and perma frost. It is unlike anything you will probably ever see and something...More
Though these are not unique, a majority of them occur in this specific area, and two of those around Tuktoyaktuk have been designated as National Landmarks. They are distinctive, and help define the "skyline" of the town in the same way that some bigger edifices...More
Traveled by boat from Inuvik to Tuk. Saw belugas and visited whaling station. Saw ice house under construction. The Pingos in Tuk are an amazing site. Toured the village, saw DEW line, took a plunge into the Arctic Ocean. Flew back to Inuvik and saw...More
One option is to get something from the Northern Store and make a meal yourself. There is also a convenience store run by End of the Road that has branched out into Pizza and Burgers and as of November 2017 was planning to... More
One option is to get something from the Northern Store and make a meal yourself. There is also a convenience store run by End of the Road that has branched out into Pizza and Burgers and as of November 2017 was planning to open a dining room. If you are staying at a B&B or Inn they may offer meals at an extra cost.