Aurora Campus Contact Information
PO Box 1008, 87 Gwich’in Road, Inuvik, NT, X0E 0T0
Phone: (867) 777-7800 • Fax: (867) 777-2850
Inuvik is home to Aurora Research Institute’s Western Arctic Research Centre.
Join us under the Midnight Sun
Our most northerly campus, Aurora Campus, is located on the traditional territory of Gwich’in and Inuvialuit peoples in Inuvik. Two degrees above the Arctic Circle and on the banks of the mighty Mackenzie River, Inuvik is the gateway to the Mackenzie Delta, the largest freshwater delta in Canada. This is the land of the midnight sun and of permafrost; it attracts Arctic and climate change researchers from around the globe.
Inuvik features a variety of outdoor activities from walking and cross-country ski trails, to golfing, to a large indoor recreation centre featuring a swimming pool, racquetball courts, and hockey and curling arenas. Inuvik has an active artist community and features one of the northernmost community greenhouses in North America.
As a regional hub, residents can also access many smaller communities and travel as far north as the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk through Inuvik to Tuk Highway, across ice-roads or rivers to Aklavik, and ferries to Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtechic. Inuvik’s airport has the longest runway above the Arctic Circle in Canada.
Aurora Campus offers a variety of programming, including general interest and employment-related courses, many of which are designed to meet regional labour market needs.