Inuvik A History, 1958-2008

The Planning, Construction and Growth of an Arctic Community

by Dick Hill



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/20/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781425159733

About the Book

Inuvik: A History, a companion volume to Inuvik In Pictures, is published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the official naming of Inuvik in 1958. This book is the most complete account available of the planning, construction and growth of CanadaÕs first planned arctic community. The story begins in the early 1950s when the decision was made to build a new town on the Mackenzie Delta, as the centre of regional government and a base for resource development. InuvikÕs fortunes have often been buffeted by far-away political decisions and market trends. But as the town enters the 21st century, its diverse peoples have built not only roads, houses and schools, but a rich and vibrant community.

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 Laboratory and was the Town‰*ªs first Mayor. He was active in many community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Territorial Experimental Ski Training program, the University of Canada North and the Western Arctic Tourism Association. On retiring, he donated his substantial collection of northern books to the Inuvik Centennial Library.