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Fascinating landscape

Tuktoyaktuk is a fascinating place and the pingos are certainly outer-worldly. You can see them on... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
David L
Homer, Alaska, United States
It's a Hill but it's near the arctic ocean

A trip to Tuk ended our ride up the Dempster Highway. the pingo you can visit isn't much but there... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 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
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Reviewed 4 August 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
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Reviewed 5 July 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
1  Thank 29jrh
Reviewed 26 November 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
1  Thank Jorn
Reviewed 25 June 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
4  Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed 24 June 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
1  Thank cdb15427
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We just spent 9 days in Inuvik and drove up to Tuktoyaktuk several times along the iceroad. It goes down in one of our all time favourite weeks of our lives! There is something so amazing to experience this harsh, fragile and vulnerable land. Being...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank ArtFan2010
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I just had a day trip to Tuk and our Canadian Great White North. All Canadians, particularly the young ones who are interested in travel, should see Canada first. It was a remarkable experience; one that I had no idea about when I was in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Spike9
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I saw these from the plane as we landed. It was quite the experience to see them from land. Clearly if you had a fancy of the earth growing and "living" you will see it in the Pingos. Just for viewing this the trip was...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank P P
Reviewed 14 August 2015

One of the first things you see when arriving by air are lots of pingos. Very interesting formations in bleak landscape

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank WalterEKurtz
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8 September 2017|
Response from Denis D |
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
4 March 2017|
Response from Phoebe J |
Call the Tuktoyaktuk hamlet office.