Inuvik sits on the bank of the East Channel of the Mackenzie River and is the main access point for the Mackenzie Delta. Here, the Delta is a labyrinth of channels leading to the Beaufort Sea.
In the summer months, it is popular for fishing, boating, and camping alongside.
In the winter months, it is used for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice road travelling.
The Mackenzie River has been a major transportation route playing a vital role in Arctic development.