Fifty Years of Inuvik History

Inuvik: A History and Inuvik In Pictures are published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the official naming of Inuvik in 1958. These books provide the most complete account available of the planning, construction and growth of Canada’s first planned arctic community. The story begins in the early 1950s when the decision was made to build a new town on the Mackenzie Delta, as the centre of regional government and a base for resource development. Inuvik’s fortunes have often been buffeted by far-away political decisions and market trends. But as the town enters the 21st century, its diverse peoples have built not only roads, houses and schools, but a rich and vibrant community.

History book cover
Picture book cover
Inuvik: A History is 241 pages, with a selection of photos, maps and illustrations in black and white. Inuvik In Pictures is 48 pages, with full colour pictures throughout.

Both books are available from,, and other outlets.