Considered the ‘gateway’ to the Western Arctic, the welcoming town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, is 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and just shy of 100 kilometres from the Beaufort Sea, which feeds into the Arctic Ocean.
With a population of just over 3,500 as of 2018, Inuvik sits on the eastern portion of the MacKenzie Delta - the largest arctic delta in North America.
As one can imagine, weather extremes like consistently low temperatures, constant sunlight, no sunlight, and permafrost are a regularity for the residents of Inuvik.
However, the small Inuvik community is robust, friendly, and incredibly welcoming to visitors and new residents. Inuvik sits on the traditional land of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in and Metis people, and has a mix of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents.
While our team has had the opportunity to work in the Northwest Territories previously, this was Midwest’s first foray into apartment envelope design and interior fitting in that region. It has been an adventure for the Southwest and Midwest Design & Construction Team!