Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada

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Fall Colours along Aklak Creek Fall Colours along Aklak Creek
© Parks Canada / Christian Bucher / 1999
Fall colours along Aklak Creek Fall colours along Aklak Creek
© Parks Canada / Christian Bucher / 1999

Welcome to Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada

Here, in one of the most remote parks in North America, is your opportunity to experience the pristine arctic, with its unique vegetation, wildlife and culture. From vast expanses of tundra and deep canyons, to scenic waterfalls and crystal clear rivers, Tuktut Nogait is a spectacular location for hiking and paddling.

Visit the park in June for a chance to see the herd of 20,000 Bluenose West caribou travelling to their calving grounds in the park. Or paddle down the pristine Hornaday River in July along a watercourse rich with birdlife. Or consider an extended wilderness hike in August when the tundra is ablaze with fall colours.

Whatever you choose, you are in for an unforgettable arctic adventure.

Bluenose Caribou Calf Bluenose Caribou Calf
© Parks Canada / Fritz Mueller

Tuktut Nogait means "young caribou" in Inuvialuktun, the language of the Inuvialuit. The name refers to a young caribou from the time it drops, wobbly-footed, on the tundra, until roughly one year of age. The park encompasses 16,340 square kilometres and is located in the northeast corner of mainland Northwest Territories, 430 kilometres east of the town of Inuvik and 170 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.