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Community Services and Facilities

Houses on the Tuktoyaktuk shoreline
Houses on the Tuktoyaktuk shoreline
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The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk has a population of approximately 900 people and provides most key services to the public. Local businesses include hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and several grocery, hardware and craft stores.

For information on the Tuktoyaktuk region, contact:

Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk
P.O. Box 120
Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest
X0E 1C0
Tel. (867) 977-2286


Tuk Inn
P.O. Box 193
Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 1C0
Tel. (867) 977-2381
Fax (867) 977-2566

Other Sevices

Public Telephone: A public payphone is available at the Tuktoyaktuk airport. Calls can also be made from local accommodations.

Health Care: The Tuktoyaktuk Health Centre has several nurses on staff. Tel:(867) 977-2321

Police: There is an RCMP detachment in town. Tel: (867) 977-1111

Inuvik Services and Facilities

Inuvik is located on the Mackenzie River approximately 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Tuktoyaktuk. The town has a population of 3,450 and is the regional service centre for the Western Arctic. A wide variety of services are available, including hotels, restaurants, a hospital, an RCMP detachment, a bank and ATM, and several grocery, hardware and gift stores.

For information on the Inuvik area contact:

Town of Inuvik
2 Firth Street
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
X0E 0T0
Tel. (867) 777-8600