|Arctic Ocean Canoe & Qakak Rentals
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|Arctic Ocean Tuk Tours & Tuk Taxi
||867 977 2406|
|Arctic Tour Company||
||867 977 2230|
|Beaufort Sea Adventures||
||867 977 2355|
|Chuck Gruben’s Guiding & Outfitting
||867 977 2360|
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|Noksana Mushing Tours||
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|Ookpik Tours & Adventures Ltd /
Pokiak Guiding & Outfitting
||867 977 2170|
|Steen Enterprises Ltd /Tuktoyaktuk Tours||
||867 977 2547|
The Pingo Canadian Landmark is most easily accessed by boat. Licensed outfitters in Tuktoyaktuk offer guided motorboat service to the landmark. You can also rent canoes in Tuktoyaktuk.
accessed by boat.
Travelling by motorboat from Tuktoyaktuk to the landmark takes approximately 20 minutes. Part of the route is exposed to the open waters of the Beaufort Sea, so rough conditions or fog may occur with little notice.
It takes a little as 10 minutes to paddle to the landmark from the sheltered waters that mark its boundary. Be aware that rough conditions can occur even in these protected waters, as can daily fluctuations in water levels, depending on the tide and wind conditions.
Hiking from the highway is not encouraged due to the sensitive nature of the terrain and the pingos themselves. Instead, access the pingos via boat and the boardwalk. Hiking on an actual pingo (from the base upwards to the summit) is prohibited from April 15 to October 31.
foot is possible but offers
When the ice core of a pingo is exposed to the sun, it starts to melt and the pingo begins to collapse. Any activity that wears away the protective vegetation covering a pingo speeds up this process.
To protect the sensitive habitat and fragile structure of the pingos, all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles are not permitted on the pingos.
For centuries, this area has been and continues to be used by Inuvialuit for hunting and harvesting. Please walk with care. It is important to:
- avoid disturbing cultural sites in the landmark as they may not always be evident at first glance; and
- be aware that Inuvialuit beneficiaries may be hunting and harvesting within the area. Please ensure that your activity does not disturb them.