Pingo Canadian Landmark

Safety

Beach walker
Beach walker
© Public Works and Government Services Canada, Steve Miville

In this region, weather conditions can change with little warning, turning a simple hike into a challenging excursion. Although Pingo Canadian Landmark is only 5 kilometres from the community of Tuktoyaktuk, it is recommended that visitors arrange a tour with a local licensed outfitter in order to minimize risks.

Visitors should use extra caution when assessing wind and water conditions in the landmark. In summer, temperatures can fluctuate rapidly, ranging from below freezing to as high as 30 °C (86°F). In winter, the temperature can often drop below -40 °C (-40°F) and severe winds are not uncommon.

The arctic environment offers both unique challenges and opportunities. Good preparation and planning helps make the most of the experience.