About us

From our base in Yukon, we create and operate low impact, effective equipment and systems—including the Talon drill and the FrostLink sensor—for use in northern conditions.

Our technical ingenuity earned us the 2018 North Regional Innovation Award from Startup Canada, as well as a 2018 Arctic Innovation Award and Arctic Kicker Prize from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Our work has carried us throughout Canada’s North, Alaska and Siberia—where we’ve consulted or managed projects ranging from mining exploration to geotechnical engineering and environmental remediation.

Talon Drill

Talon Ultra-Lightweight Drill System

Having drilled and sampled throughout Canada’s North, we learned first-hand the need for a light and effective drill system—so we developed our own. The Talon drill system is truly portable at only 15–20 kg, and can drill through most materials 2–10 metres deep. Over 10,000 m of permafrost has been drilled with this system to date, proving its capabilities.

Learn more about the Talon drill system ›

FrostLink sensor

FrostLink can provide instant notification of ground thaw or freeze. It can be deployed beneath buildings, along roads, pipelines or other infrastructure to warn of impending permafrost thaw damage, or to monitor thaw and freeze in almost any location.

To offer even more value, we've partnered with BeadedStream to integrate our sensor into existing BeadedStream permafrost monitoring systems.

Learn more about FrostLink here ›


We’re Canada’s distributor for BeadedStream industrial temperature cables, loggers and data—which we stock and assemble at our home base in Whitehorse’s NorthLight Innovation Centre. Their world-class products offer purpose-built, rugged construction ideally suited to extreme temperatures—without being bulky or difficult to install.

Geophysics and consulting

Kryotek provides permafrost consulting, permafrost geohazard identification, site reconnaissance for remote drill projects and electrical resistivity geophysics. Geophysics is especially useful in mineral exploration, mapping aggregates, and determining permafrost depths to bedrock through overburden.


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    Kryotek Arctic Innovation Inc.
    2180 2nd Avenue
    Whitehorse, Yukon
    Y1A 5N6