Eight days ago Peter Kakolak left his hotel room in Leduc, Alta., and has not been seen since.
The 55-year-old man from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, was visiting Edmonton with his common-law spouse Alice Algona. On April 30, he left the Travelodge on 50th Street.
"He didn't say where he was going, but he's always going to the restaurants to go get something to eat to bring to the room, and he never came back," she said.
Two days later, she filed a missing persons report with RCMP in Leduc.
Now back in Kugluktuk, Algona says she is sleeping only three hours a night.
Algona says Kakolak called their niece after his disappearance, saying he was lost. But no one else has heard from him.
She says Kakolak doesn't know the Edmonton area very well and just leaving without coming back is out of character for him.
She's hopeful he will return.
"I always expect him to come in. I expect him to come in by plane," she said. "But I know he's OK; he's got to be OK."
Kakolak is Inuk, 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 146 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Peter Kakolak is asked to contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.