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Smitty's B & B

"I wanted it to be a home away from home" says Laverna Smith, the owner of Smitty's B&B. Three spacious rowhouses (two 4-bedroom and one 3-bedroom) with private entrances and full kitchens are a perfect accommodation for a big family or a group for friends travelling together. Breakfast items are provided, and each unit has its own washer and dryer. Smitty's B&B is open year round. Laverna, who grew up in Tuktoyaktuk, says that her home community is worth visiting any time of the year, whether it's for fishing in the summer or watching the northern lights dance over the Arctic Ocean in the winter.

Tuktoyaktuk is the anglicized form of the native Inuvialuit place-name, meaning "resembling a caribou". According to legend, a woman looked on as some caribou, common at the site, waded into the water and turned into stone, or became petrified. Today, reefs resembling these petrified caribou are said to be visible at low tide along the shore of the town.


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