Inuvik in Pictures


by Dick Hill & Bart Kreps



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 50
ISBN : 9781425144630

About the Book

Inuvik In Pictures, a companion volume to Inuvik: A History, is published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the official naming of Inuvik in 1958. The book illustrates the planning, construction and growth of Canada's first planned arctic community, beginning in the early 1950s with the search for a new town site on the Mackenzie Delta. The book draws on photo collections from across the country, depicting the creation of a new centre of regional government, a base for resource development, headquarters for aboriginal land claims organizations, schools, health centres, and flourishing cultural organizations. For 50 years, Inuvialuit, Gwich'in and southern residents have worked together to build this community, and Inuvik In Pictures is a colourful celebration of their many achievements.

About the Author

Dick Hill moved to Inuvik with his family in 1963 and spent 33 years there. He served as the director of the Inuvik Research Laboratoy and was the Town's first Mayor. He was active in many communidty organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Territorial Experimantal Ski Training program, theUniversity of Canada North and the Western Arctic Tourism Association. On retiring, he donated his substantial collection of northern books to the Inuvik Centennial Library. Inuvik in Pictures, a companion volume to Inuvik: A History, is published to mark the 50th birthday of this planned arctic community.