Featured 8 Jul 1970 Image
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles (The Prince of Wales
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles (The Prince of Wales) and his sister Princess Anne pictured during a visit to Tuktoyaktuk, an Inuvialuit hamlet located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, in July 1970.
Picture shows left to right, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Anne, watching a ceremony and dance, with the local people
In 2017 Tuktoyaktuk, population 898, was considered possibly the last Arctic village in Canada. The 137km Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway was constructed to link the village with the mainland, a vital new lifeline across spartan tundra. This new roadway kept alive a window into an almost forgotten way of indigenous life, but also had commercial reasons for being built. In 2019 Northern Canada is suffering the effects of climate change with melting ice and snow, with nearby areas like Nunavut under threat.
Picture taken 8th July 1970