Paulatuk, or "place of coal," was named for its smoky hills in which seams of coal have burned for centuries. It is the gateway to Tuktut Nogait National Park, one of Canada's newest national parks and calving ground of the Bluenose Caribou herd.
- 402 km East of Inuvik
- Population 300, predominately Inuvialuit
- 2 nurse health centre
- 1 social worker
- 1 member RCMP detachment
- Angik School
- Known as the "South-wind capital of the Arctic"
- Ikalukpik Jamboree
- Polar bears, whales, arctic char