Go North for True Inuit Culture
in Okpik Arctic Village
Experience Canada North of the Arctic Circle: Immerse yourself in Inuit and Indigenous culture at Okpik Arctic Village
ABOUT TNT & OKPIK ARCTIC VILLAGE
What is Okpik Arctic Village?
Now open, Okpik Arctic Village is the brainchild of Tundra North Tours’ Inuit entrepreneur, Kylik Kisoun Taylor. He is working to create a sustainable community in one of the most inspiring places in North America—the middle of Canada’s stunning Mackenzie River Delta.
Only 20 minutes by boat from Inuvik, on an island in the Mackenzie River, local Inuit and friends forage and harvest food, build homes and take great pride involving guests in a rewarding exchange. Besides immersion in the Village, guests may experience Northern Lights, the road to Tuktoyaktuk, the town of Inuvik and the northern landscape on the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie River.
What are the Okpik Arctic Village experiences like
Okpik Arctic Village is an intentional community, where traditional values and practices blend with today’s technology to create a sustainable place. A fully functioning farm, fishery, sawmill and foraging ways provide employment for locals, who share their cultural way of life with visitors. Experience this cultural revival in a natural place enhanced with such things as living willow portals to welcome guests.
Get involved as much as you like:
- Forage for berries, fish, and help prep the bounty
- Learn about hide tanning and trapping
- Taste food from the land such as tuktu (caribou), mipku (dry meat), pipsi (dry fish), maktaq (beluga), fresh fish, local berries, moose, duck, and bannock
- Hear stories told by local elders about their experiences on the land
- In summer, sleep in a tipi, cabin or wall tent, paddle nearthe village, experience 24 hour sunlight
- In winter, sleep in a cozy igloo, learn how to build one, and experience 24 hour darkness and northern lights
See which experience is best for you.
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here or have additional questions, such as “What activities can you arrange
outside the Village?” “When is the best time to go?” “What are the bathroom
facilities like?” “Winter sounds cool (literally) but how do you keep us warm and
happy in winter?” “What about the food – will I like it?” Check out our FAQs.
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of a lifetime for you, yourfamily or your group.
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Okpik Arctic Village is part of Tundra North Tours, an Inuit company based in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada. Our mission is to provide visitors from all overthe world with an authentic and immersive experience of the unique
atmosphere and culture of our home in Canada’s North.