inuvik, northwest territories
Distance from edmonton: 3,214 KM (approximately 45 hours)
distance from winnipeg: 4,513 km (approximately 58 hours)
"If a picture is worth a thousand words, a visit to Inuvik must be priceless." Inuvik is outdoors and scenic. You can try your hand at any of the following:
Going Beyond the Article Circle;
Ice Road Trip 200KM North of the Artic Circle;
Day Trip to Tuktoyaktuk & Land of the Pingos;
Having a campfire lunch with 3000 Reindeer;
Trying Northern Arts & Crafts,
Drive a team of huskies across a frozen Arctic lake,
See bears on the Dempster Highway,
Watch the sun rise above the horizon,
Follow the footsteps of the locals
Find your reflection on the edge of the frozen Arctic Ocean.
For more information about Inuvik and to learn more about the Muslim community, please click the above links.
midnight sun mosque
Midnight Sun Mosque
29 Wolverine Road, Box 2171, Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Telephone: (867) 678-0733
Rather than retell the story, I wanted to raise awareness of a wonderful documentary about the mosque and the community: Arctic Mosque by Snow Angel Films. You can read the story covered by CBC, the The Star, The Globe and Mail and Manitoba Muslim.
While I have not ventured off to Inuvik (yet), during my stay in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I did have the honour of meeting two individuals who were integral in raising awareness for this small Muslim community as well as the mosque. I found the story so touching and intriguing, I wanted to feature it on the Great Canadian Mosque Trip.
Nilufer Rahman, co-founded with her sister Saira, Snow Angel Films, In 2010, Nilufer and Saira founded the film production company to produce their first feature documentary Arctic Mosque, which tells the story of the most northerly mosque in the Western Hemisphere and its historic 4000 km journey by road and river from Winnipeg to the small Arctic town of Inuvik.
Hussain Guisti, General Manager of the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation, the organization responsible for sending the mosque up to Inuvik.