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 TUNDRA NORTH TOURS & 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 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 practices 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. Be prepared for rustic living. Toilet facilities are shared and shower facilities may be limited.
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
- Hear stories told by local elders about their experiences on the land
- In summer, sleep in a tipi, cabin or wall tent, paddle near the 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.
What Our Guests Are Saying
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We hope you do. Whether you have more questions to those we’ve answered
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?”
We’ll set up a chat or customize a no-obligation Northern immersive experience of a lifetime for you, your family or your group.