We stopped for a few days in Inuvik, NWT (pop. 3500) as
the staging point for our Firth River rafting trip.
A very interesting town to spend a day or two!
Please scroll down to see the photos of Inuvik.
Click here to see the photos of our rafting trip (select Firth #1 to Firth #4).
#5489     July 14     Jean being greeted at Inuvik airport
#5494     July 14     The RC Igloo
Church on the main street
#5498     July 14     Rosy Paintbrush
- Castilleja parviflora - P. 149
#5500     July 14     Alpine Arnica
- Arnica augustiflora - P. 170
#5510     July 14     Liquorice-Root -
Hedysarum alpinum - P.96
#5512     July 14     Inuit family heading
north to a whaling camp in the Beaufort Sea for the weekend.
#5513     July 14     White Cotton Grass
- Eriophorum scheuchzeri - P. 11
#5517     July 14     Water and sewer
services run through above-ground corridors to avoid
disturbing the permafrost.
#5520     July 14     Northern Grass-of-Parnassus
- Parnassia palustris - P. 65
#5522     July 15     Fleabane Daisy -
Erigeron acris (Trimorpha acris) - P. 179
#5532     July 15     Flying over the
Mackenzie Delta. The gray and brown water are active channels.
#6042     July 26     Fox-Tail Barley
- Hordeum jubatum - P. 12
#6047     July 26     Willow-Herb (Fireweed)
- Epilobium angustifolium - P. 107
#6053     July 26     Ian swimming
in Boot Lake
#6061     July 26     Dune Goldenrod
- Solidago simplex - P. 191
#6068     July 26     Muskox in the
#6070     July 26     Common Yarrow (Milfoil)
- Achillea millefolium - P. 167
#6071     July 26     Prickly Rose
- Rosa acicularis - P. 90
#6077     July 26     Mackenzie Ave (main
street) from the top of the Igloo Church
#6091     July 27     The Capital Suites -
our hotel in Inuvik
#6096     July 27     Communal greenhouse
well used by school kids
#6098     July 27     Alpine Milk-Vetch
- Astragalus americanus - P. 94
#6101     July 27     Colourful houses
in Inuvik - and purple ones too!
Many thanks to Terry Taylor for identifying some of the plants!
Please let me know about any other plants that are misindentified! Surely some are.
If you can email the correct ID to me, I'll be very grateful (please refer to the number above each photo)
Reference pages are given from:
"Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska and Northwestern Canada"
by John Trelawny. 2nd edition, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 2003.
It seems to be the best book covering the flowers we saw in the Yukon.