Located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, at the uppermost edge of Canada, Tuktoyaktuk, or just Tuk as it is more commonly known, is a small Inuvialuit community. Approximately 150 kilometres north of Inuvik, Tuk is only accessible by plane or ice-road.
Tuktoyaktuk is the anglicized form of the community's Inuvialuit place-name meaning "resembling a caribou." Legend has it that when caribou were plentiful in the area, a woman looked on them as they waded into the water and the caribou petrified. Reefs resembling caribou have been seen at low tide. Link: http://www.tuk.caVisit the Tuktoyaktuk H. pylori Project research page »