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Inuvik (ĭnˈōvĭk) [key], town (1991 pop. 3,206), Northwest Territories, Canada, on the east channel of the Mackenzie River. It was built (1954–62) as a new townsite for Aklavik and was the first model town in the Canadian Arctic. A satellite operations station and airport are there.

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