As of June 1, Pingo Canadian Landmark began a gradual reopening of outdoor areas and greenspaces. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Pingo Canadian Landmark protects a unique arctic landform: ice-cored hills called pingos. Rising out of the flat tundra, pingos provide a distinctive backdrop to the community of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.

Pingo Canadian Landmark features 8 of the 1350 pingos found in the region, including Ibyuk Pingo. Ibyuk is Canada's tallest and the world's second-tallest pingo. It reaches 49 metres (about 160 feet) in height and stretches 300 metres (about 984 feet) across its base.

For centuries, pingos have acted as navigational aids for Inuvialuit travelling by land and water. They are a convenient height of land for spotting caribou on the tundra or whales offshore.

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Hours of operation

Open all year-round
Visitor services are available, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Visits are self-guided only.

Fees

Free admission Other fees may still apply.

Contact us

Tel: 867-777-8800
Fax: 867-777-8820
Email: pc.infoinuvik-inuvikinfo.pc@canada.ca

Wildlife Viewing

Few animals make Pingo Canadian Landmark their permanent home. However, many species take advantage of its varied habitats for short periods of time.

Sites nearby

  • Ivvavik National Park

    Rafters from around the world meet up in Ivvavik National Park. The Firth River slices through canyons and mountain valleys to the Arctic Ocean.  A fly-in base camp offers hikers access to an Arctic landscape of tors, peaks and rolling hills untouched by the last Ice Age. 

  • Aulavik National Park

    Located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Aulavik is among the country’s most remote national parks. But it rewards adventurers with untouched tundra, pristine rivers, archaeological sites and ample wildlife, from muskoxen to seals and other marine mammals.

  • Tuktut Nogait National Park

    Arctic rivers, waterfalls, canyons and tundra combine to provide habitat for caribou, muskoxen, wolves and other arctic species.

  • Saoyú-ʔehdacho National Historic Site

    Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site celebrates the traditional lifestyles of the Sahtúgot’įnę – “the people of the Sahtú.” Visitors to Canada’s largest National Historic Site learn about the teaching, healing and spiritual places as conveyed through oral history.