Visitors to Inuvik are consistently amazed at the facilities the town has. Even though the population is just 3,500 it has the facilities of a place many times its size because we are the regional centre for many other communities. Large new hospital, great recreation centre (indoor swimming pool, squash courts, hockey rink, curling ice, gym...), greenhouse, college, tourist/visitor's centre, ski club, walking trails and lakes... all of which are (or will be!) separate blog posts.
But the subject of today's post is the Road's End Golf Club -- Inuvik’s golf course and driving range built in 2009 out of a former gravel pit.
You can play golf here from June until September, although the Peter Gzowski Celebrity Golf Tournament, a charity invitational event that promotes literacy, took place in March in the snow!
As you can see in the photos below, the driving range has markers with Arctic animals every 50 yards.
One obstacle you may have to overcome is the lack of golf balls... apparently the ravens (of which there are hundreds in town) mistake the round white golf balls for eggs and steal them away!