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ABOUT AKLAVIK

Aklavik is located on the Peel channel of the Mackenzie River Delta 113km south of the Arctic Coast. Road access is limited to the ice road across the Mackenzie Delta to Inuvik that is only present in the winter.

Aklavik is a peaceful fishing and trapping community of some 600 Gwich'in and Inuvialuit. Gwich'in and Inuvialuit have traditionally gathered here to trade for goods from as far away as the Pacific and Arctic coasts.

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Motto: Never Say Die
Coordinates: 68°13′46″N 134°59′24″W / 68.22955°N 134.99007°W / 68.22955; -134.99007
Country  Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Region Inuvik Region
Constituency Mackenzie Delta
Census division Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories
Incorporated (hamlet) 1 January 1974
Government
 - Mayor William Storr
 - Deputy Mayor Don D. Storr
 - Senior Administrative Officer Evelyn Storr
 - MLA David Krutko
Area
 - Land 8.16 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
 - Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population
 - Total 594
 - Density 72.8/km2 (188.6/sq mi)
Time zone Mountain (MST)
Canadian Postal code X0E 0A0
Area code(s) 867
Telephone exchange 978