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Inuvik, Northwest Territories Photo Album

Inuvik, NWT Photos

The "Igloo Church" was completed in 2 years at a cost of only $70,000, with lumber brought by barge down the Mackenzie River from Fort Smith, some 1,500 km to the southeast. Volunteers did much of the work, from the heavy work to carving the pews. Brother Larocque had built the church with sketches rather than formal plans, which caused problems when it was about to open, but a set of plans were drawn up post-construction. Larocque died in 2002 at the age of 83.

This photograph is © 2011 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
The famous Igloo Church in Inuvik, NWT