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A unique landmark. Doomed to disappear? See it quick! I only saw them from the shore. Beautiy... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2019
vajulie
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Montreal, Canada
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Fun to see the pingos!

Was cold and rainy when we visited but was still great to see the pingos and learn about them from... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2019
991shawnas
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

A unique landmark. Doomed to disappear? See it quick! I only saw them from the shore. Beautiy, interesting to read about their formation and significance. Never seen anything like it elsewhere north.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Was cold and rainy when we visited but was still great to see the pingos and learn about them from the display boards.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Truly remarkable arctic landmarks. I had such fascination on how those are created and it was nice to finally see them up close and personal.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Frenchie_Cub
Reviewed August 23, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank David L
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 79leeb
Reviewed July 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 29jrh
Reviewed November 26, 2017

It is hard to understand the magnitude of these Pingo Landmarks, but very interesting to see, while you are there. I have placed a few pictures from Tuktoyaktuk.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jorn
Reviewed June 25, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed June 24, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
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Compass194564
February 11, 2019|
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Response from PeterH3261 |
No reason why it wouldn’t. Drove to Inuvik in 2013. Making the drive again in August 2019 to get to Tuk now that the road is open
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TwoCrabs
September 8, 2017|
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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
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