Yukon Nuggets

  • A stop on the ice road from Inuvik to Aklavik.

1989 Historical Photos

NorthwesTel Board Meeting

Following a NorthwesTel board meeting in Tuktoyuktuk at the mouth of the McKenzie River on the Arctic Ocean, the board drove from Inuvik to Aklavik to meet with the community. Aklavik means "Place of the barren land grizzly bear" in Inuvialuktun. Aklavik historically was the place where the Loucheax Dene Indians met and sometimes clashed with the Eskimo people. Population 763 44% Dene, 45% Inuit, 11% other.