About the Western Arctic

The Western Arctic is the iconic Arctic, where the coastal plain and Arctic islands meet across the long sought sea route called the Northwest Passage. Indigenous peoples, the Inuvialuit and the Gwich'in, have settled land claims and manage their own lands and waters. Here on land and in the sea, wildlife roams free, much as it has done since time immemorial. There are wild rivers that few have ever travelled, ancient wildlife trails to roam, spectacular waterfalls, and one of the largest freshwater deltas in the world.