Plan your visit
Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay, Nunavut are Sirmilik National Park’s gateway communities, accessible by 3-hour commercial flights from Iqaluit. Local outfitters offer park boat or snowmobile shuttles, depending on the season.
The best times to visit are late March to early June and August to mid-September. Book well in advance; park registration, orientation and de-briefing are mandatory.
Weather dictates travel schedules so it’s wise to factor in time for delays.
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To Iqaluit, Nunavut
First Air Ltd. and Canadian North fly direct to Iqaluit from Montreal, Ottawa & Yellowknife. For current, detailed information on travelling to Nunavut, visit Nunavut Tourism [ http://nunavuttourism.com/planning-your-trip/how-to-get-here ].
Travel from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik)
First Air offers scheduled flights from Iqaluit to both Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik). Kenn Borek Air offers scheduled flights to Pond Inlet.
To Sirmilik National Park
Travel to and from Sirmilik, from either Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay, can be arranged with local outfitters. Outfitters will take you to and from the park by either boat or snowmachine, depending on the season. In Pond Inlet, staff of the Nattinnak Visitor Centre can help you make the necessary arrangements with local outfitters, call 867-899-8226. Outfitter charges vary and should be discussed with the outfitter being hired. For more information on Arctic Bay, call 867-439-8483.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list