Anderson River Migratory Bird Sanctuary Cabin

Permanent, insulated, oil-heated building (approx. 500 sq. ft. approx. 20′ x 15′) capable of housing 4-5 persons comfortably. Building has ‘washroom’, two bedrooms, living/dining area and two outbuildings plus boathouse for equipment storage. One boat (16′ Lund type) and motor (questionable reliability) on site. Accommodations are rustic and the cabin will require work and maintenance. Cabin is good for spring/summer work. Heating is via a Coleman oil heater and there is also a small wood stove.


Outbuildings adjacent to building. Photo credit: JF Dufour, Environment Canada

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Jennie Rausch (867) 669-4709

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Regular Member



Anderson River

Nearest Community

Territory/ Province
Northwest Territories

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Research Station, Site for Observing/Monitoring

Research Hinterland
Large River, Shrub Tundra, Terrestrial, Wetland

Main Research Disciplines
Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Research History
Historically, research and monitoring on white goose populations.



Local Transportation
Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk can be accessed by scheduled airline service. Access to Anderson River Migratory Bird Sanctuary is by charter plane/helicopter. One boat and motor in boathouse.

Equipment Storage
There are outbuildings and a boatshed.

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
There are 2 bedrooms with nothing in them.

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Bring all own supplies other than a table.

Laboratory Facilities

Fuel Availability

Research Requirements
Persons interested in using the facility must apply to the Canadian Wildlife Service for a permit to enter the Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and to carry a firearm in the Sanctuary. Other licenses may be required.

Special Rules and Regulations
Garbage must be flown out from the site.

Local External Resources
RCMP Tuktoyaktuk; Tuktoyaktuk Hunter and Trappers Committee; Renewable Resources Officer Tuktoyaktuk

Nearest Medical Service
Tuktoyaktuk (100 km) and Inuvik (170 km)

Safety Considerations
This facility is located in polar bear and grizzly bear country.

No cost. User must bring own supplies and leave facility clean and in same condition as when arrived.

Other Information
This facility is used on an informal agreement basis by a family from Tuktoyaktuk sporadically during the late winter and early spring for both subsistence and guided hunting. The condition of the facility has not been assessed since 2009.

Last Updated

Anderson cabin 2009

View of cabin towards the river bank. Photo credit: Jennie Rausch, Environnent Canada