Pingo Canadian Landmark
The 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.
The 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 161 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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Stewardship and management
Pingo Canadian Landmark protects a unique arctic landform: ice-cored hills called pingos. Rising out of the flat tundra, these hills provide a distinctive...
Activities and experiences
Take a tour, Paddling, Wildlife Viewing, Red Chairs
Plan your visit
Visitor Information, Facilities and Services, Aircraft use, Maps
Climate, Permafrost, Pingo formation, Geology
History and Culture
Reindeer herding, Cultural landscape, Harvesting at the landmark
Important announcements, notifications, and active superintendent orders.
Safety and guidelines
Learn how to stay safe.
Hours of operation
Accessible all year-round.
The Day Use Area is open June – September.
Visits are self-guided only.
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