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Paulatuk is the closest community to Tuktut Nogait, and is located 40 kilometres west of the park and 400 kilometres east of Inuvik. This small hamlet has a population of about 277, and many residents still engage in traditional activities such as trapping and hunting. Fish, geese and caribou make up an important part of their diet. Paulatuk is also home to Inuvialuit hunting and fishing guides, as well as artists known for their beautiful soapstone, caribou antler and muskox horn carvings.

Muskox horn carving
Muskox horn carving
© Parks Canada / Wayne Lynch

For information, contact:

Hamlet of Paulatuk
P.O. Box 98
Paulatuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 0N0
Tel: (867) 580-3531
Fax: (867) 580-3703


Paulatuk Hotel
P.O. Box 52
Paulatuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 1N0
Tel: (867) 580-3051
Fax: (867) 580-3054

The hotel has ten fully equipped rooms with private washroom, fridge and satellite TV. A communal kitchen is provided for guests. There is no restaurant in Paulatuk, but the hotel manager can provide meals upon request. Both meals and room reservations must be made well in advance of your trip.

Drum Dancing
Drum Dancing
© Parks Canada / Christian Bucher


Northern Store
P.O. Box 113
Paulatuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 1N0
Tel: (867) 580-3026
Fax: (867) 580-3047

Most types of groceries are available. We suggest that you prepare your backcountry food before arriving in Paulatuk as the variety in the store is limited and no bulk or freeze-dried food is available.

Other Services

Public Telephone: A public phone is available at the Paulatuk airport. Calls can also be made from your place of lodging.

Banking: An ATM is available in the Northern Store. The Northern Store and the hotel will accept credit and debit cards.

Health Care: The Paulatuk Health Centre has two nurses on staff.
Tel: (867) 580-3231
Fax: (867) 580-3300

Police: There is a two member RCMP detachment in town. Tel: (867) 580-1111

Inuvik Services and Facilities

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Inuvik is located on the Mackenzie River, 430 kilometres west of Tuktut Nogait. The town has a population of 3,450 and is the regional service centre for the Western Arctic. A wide variety of services are available including several grocery stores, restaurants, hotels, a bank and ATM, hospital, and an RCMP detachment.

For information on the Inuvik area contact:

Town of Inuvik
2 Firth Street
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
X0E 0T0
Tel. (867) 777-8600

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