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Igloo Church

180 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0, Canada
+1 867-777-2236
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Wood building built to look like igloo

The lady giving the 'speil' did a nice job. Was interested in viewing the paintings inside but did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shirley N
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Edmonton, Canada
Excellent tour

We stopped in at the church at the appointed hour for the regular daily tour, but the guide didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HuwMorgan
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Toronto, Canada
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Our Lady of Victory (The Igloo Church) is a Roman Catholic parish serving the faith community of Inuvik, NT and surrounding region. We are pleased to share our church with visitors and welcome you to come and enjoy the unique history, fascinating structure and beautiful artwork within.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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“one of a kind” (3 reviews)
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180 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, Northwest Territories X0E 0T0, Canada
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+1 867-777-2236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady giving the 'speil' did a nice job. Was interested in viewing the paintings inside but did not realize they were all of a religious type, most of a guy carrying a cross. This site is only ok,

Thank Shirley N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at the church at the appointed hour for the regular daily tour, but the guide didn't show up. Fortunately for us, the man who runs the guides and created the guide script and video materials noticed the line-up to get in and...More

Thank HuwMorgan
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very cool building located on the main drag and impossible to moss. Hours of operation are limited but the church is often open. I advise stopping by when you have the time as it may be open.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I have never seen anything like this. A friendly person inside the church told about the church, and gave us opportunity to take pictures. This is a must see, when you are in Inuvik.

1  Thank Jorn
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was the first site I visited in Inuvik. It is totally unique and charming. I hope they decorate it for Christmas - so much potential.

1  Thank NormsWife
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My husband stopped to take pictures of this unique little church while I was on a quest for post cards. He struck up a conversation with the priest who happened to be outside of the church, and the priest offered to show him inside. My...More

Thank caperstwo
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

A tour of the church explains the building of the church and the history of the people involved. Although the tour was free, you can leave a donation or purchase t-shirts.

1  Thank Cindy P
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I had seen many pictures and it was kind of fine to see because of that but I had no idea about the construction and history and importance until I went to the tour offered each day at seven.

1  Thank ElvisAndrus
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I went to the tour of the igloo church which discussed the building structure in the permafrost. The base is a concrete bowl which sits and rolls on the ground it shifts during the year. The most interesting thing is the architecture, not the Catholic...More

Thank JenniferDoan
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a little bit more of an oddity than a true must-see but it forms a strange but somewhat normal part of the landscape in Inuvik. There are tours throughout the week, but those in town for a short stay will likely miss them,...More

Thank Edward W
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Jon H, Pastor at Igloo Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Sorry you missed the tour Edward. We do offer tours by appointment as well. Next time you are here give us a call.

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