Inuvik, NWT

The Town of Inuvik is located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle in the beautiful and vast Mackenzie Delta, and is the administrative centre for the Inuvik Region which includes Olotuk, Polotuk, Sach’s Harbour and Tuktoyaktuk. The population is predominatly Inuvialuit and First Nations. Inuvik is at the end of the Dempster Highway which runs north from Dawson City, Yukon. This page will continue to grow as Suzanne gathers more knowledge about eating locally in and around Inuvik.  
LOCAL PRODUCERS
Know of a local producer in your community that is not listed below, let us know. Produce: Inuvik Community Greenhouse Eggs (year round), Chicken, Rabbit, Produce, Berries: Les Kutny
LOCAL INGREDIENTS
See something to be added or corrected in this list? Want to help First We Eat create a local ingredient list for your Northern Community? Please contact us here or email firstweeatproject@gmail.com. Includes some ingredients from North of Inuvik from:
  • Ulukhaktok
  • Paulatuk
  • Sachs’ Harbour
  • Tuktoyaktuk
Meat:
  • Moose (all parts)
  • Caribou (all parts)
  • Grouse
  • Ptarmigan (willow)
  • Beaver
  • Squirrel
  • Muskrat
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Reindeer
  • Muskox (from further north)
  • Chicken
  • Rabbit
Fish:
  • Grayling
  • Burbot
  • Pike
  • Whitefish
  • Arctic Char
  • Loche
  • Seal (from further north)
  • Beluga (from further north)
Dairy: None Eggs
  • Chicken Eggs
Grains:
  • Lambsquarter/Pigsweed
Fruit:
  • Kungalik (arctic rhubarb)
  • Low bush cranberries
  • Rosehips
  • Saskatoon berries
  • Haskap berries
  • Black currents
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Salmonberry/Cloudberrry/Bakeapple
  • Strawberries
Vegetables (can store fresh year round):
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kolrabi
  • Onions
  • Celeriac Root
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Beets
  • Spaghetti Squash
Vegetables (can store frozen, dried or canned):
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Cucumbers as pickles
  • A few sweet peppers
  • A few Hot peppers
  • Bok Choy
  • Corn
Seasonal only vegetables:
  • Lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Cucumbers – fresh
  • Radish
Herbs:
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro/coriander
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Catnip
Wild plants:
  • Wild plantain
  • Wild onions
  • Fireweed
  • Juniper berries
  • Spruce tips
  • Labrador tea
  • Wild Sage
  • Colts foot
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Yarrow
  • Dandelion
  • Chickweed
  • Wild Rose Petals
  • Mushrooms: puff balls
  • Chaga (a bit)
  • Rodeola Root
Sweetener:
  • Stevia
Thickener:
  • Yellow dock
  • Birch and Alder Catkins (if not allergic)
Fats:

  • Moose lard
  • Muktuk
Misc:
  • Kephir
  • Sourdough starter
  • Kombucha