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Pingo Canadian Landmark

1st Street, Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada
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A Hill With A Story

I also thought a Pingo was a small arctic bird, nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
29jrh
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Airdrie, Canada
Very interesting

It is hard to understand the magnitude of these Pingo Landmarks, but very interesting to see, while... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Jorn
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“small hill” (2 reviews)
“pingo” (4 reviews)
“ice” (3 reviews)
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1st Street, Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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.

1  Thank Jorn
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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

4  Thank Edward W
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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

1  Thank cdb15427
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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

2  Thank ArtFan2010
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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

1  Thank Spike9
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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

Thank P P
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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

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Reviewed 21 January 2015

I visited Tuk in winter time.. I drove to there on the winter road.. it's a cool experience which means you are driving on the ocean.. when I reached there, it's pretty much end of the world to me.. no way to go further by...More

Thank lifecity
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We crossed this adventure off our bucket list late August, into Sept 2013, fall occurs early this far north and the colours on the tundra are something else again. 747 km of hard packed gravel each way crossing the Arctic Circle, Eagle Plains being an...More

3  Thank Jack A
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TwoCrabs
8 September 2017|
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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
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Saint_Johnny
4 March 2017|
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Call the Tuktoyaktuk hamlet office.
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