Ice Road Trip to Aklavik

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1953 – The Federal Government of Canada recommends the relocation of Aklavik due to severe flooding and land erosion. The present site of Inuvik was chosen and Inuvik, “the model northern town”, was established by 1958.

1958-1960s Much of the Aklavik population repositions in Inuvik however many do stay; living up to their motto, Never Say Die.

1974 Aklavik gains hamlet status

Present Aklavik continues to flourish as a modern town, one located far away from the hustle and bustle of Inuvik. Aklavik is accessible from Inuvik by air, by boat during the summer and by ice in the winter.

http://www.aklavik.ca/?p=history

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