Facts About Tuktoyaktuk
Tuktoyaktuk is an Inuvialuit hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, at the northern terminus of the Inuvik–Tuktoyaktuk Highway.
Tuktoyaktuk often called Tuk is one of six Inuvialuit communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
Tuktoyaktuk was Settled 1928.
The settlement lies north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Arctic Ocean and is the only community in Canada on the Arctic Ocean that is connected to the rest of Canada by road.
Formerly known as Port Brabant, the community was renamed in 1950 and was the first place in Canada to revert to the traditional Indigenous name.
The Estimated Population of Tuktoyaktuk is 1,026.
The Area of Tuktoyaktuk is roughly 16 km2, 6.2 sq mi.
Tuktoyaktuk is set on Kugmallit Bay, near the Mackenzie River Delta, and is located on the Arctic tree line.
Tuktoyaktuk was incorporated as a hamlet in 1970.
No formal archaeological sites exist today, but the settlement has been used by the native Inuvialuit for centuries as a place to harvest caribou and beluga whales.