Shoppers have a wide range of arts, crafts and souvenirs to choose from in the Western Arctic. Some of the Canadian Arctic's most renowned sculptors make their homes here, and a soapstone work of art could set you back several thousand dollars. On the other hand, there is a range of carved wildlife to tempt almost any budget - from seals and birds to magnificent bears. Media include stone, bone, antler and muskox horn.
These items and unique crafts - including jewellery, as well as clothing including kamiks and mukluks, mitts and hats, fashioned of furs, hides and wool, are uniquely attractive. The Western Arctic is the home of the muskox and its silky under layer of fur called qiviut is one of the warmest fibres in the world. Gloves, skarves and hats made from qiviut are available in Inuvik.