Activities and experiences

Pingo Canadian Landmark


Take a tour

Experience Pingo Canadian Landmark like a local by taking a tour of Tuktoyaktuk and the landmark.

Paddle the Land of the Pingos

Bring your canoe/kayak or rent one through a local operator and launch from the beach at the Day Use Area to paddle the 30-40 minutes to the pingo viewing boardwalk. 

Reflect and recharge at the Pingo Day Use Area

The day use area has barbecues, fire pits, a pavilion, a flush toilet and a boat launch.

To experience The Pingo Canadian Landmark, you need to drive 130 km north of Inuvik on the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway. Along your drive, the landscape is open expanses of tundra, lakes, and trees. Halfway, you will notice the trees begin to thin and eventually disappear; you have crossed the tree line. As you draw nearer, you’ll observe small hills -- pingos -- protruding from the flat landscape. The hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, nestled on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, can be seen in the distance. You have arrived.

Park your car at the Day-Use Area and have a picnic. Take in the stunning views of the pingos across the water in the distance. However, the pingos are only accessible by water so if you want to see them up close, you need a boat.

Things to do

Sea birds Bird watching
Canoeing Canoeing
Cross-country skiing Cross country skiing
Kayaking Kayaking
Lookout Lookout
Sea Kayaking Paddling
Photo Opportunity Photography
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
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