Leg 11: Kugluktuk to Tuktoyaktuk

We will join the community of Kugluktuk on their annual pilgrimage along the Coppermine River to the Kugluk Falls for a Labour Day dip in the river, jumping off cliffs and picking berries on the way. The Canada C3 expedition will then make its way to the Northwest Territories, leaving Nunavut for Inuvialuit, as migratory birds start making their way South after summering in the Arctic. This area has many extraordinary phenomena, like the ever burning coal veins of the Smoking Hills and the huge dome shape of icy pingos emerging from the flat surrounding tundra. We’ll explore the remnants of journeys long past and make our way to Tuktoyaktuk, which is located at the mouth of the mighty Mackenzie River, one of the longest in the world.