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Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada

Visitor Safety / Regulations

Summary of Park Regulations

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To help Canadians preserve and protect Canada’s natural and cultural resources a variety of legislation and orders are in place such as the Canada National Parks Act, and regulations made pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act and Superintendent’s Orders. When visiting Tuktut Nogait please keep in mind:
  • All visitors must register and de-register
  • All visitors must obtain and carry with them a Northern Park Backcountry Excursion / Camping Permit;
  • All aircraft landing in the park must be in possession of an Aircraft Landing Permit
  • All visitors fishing in a national park must carry their own National Park Fishing Permit and comply with the relevant superintendents orders.
  •  All commercial operators conducting business in the park must have a valid National Park Business License .
  • Anyone wishing to cache food, must comply with the related superintendents order 
  • Anyone wishing to conduct commercial photography, fuel caching or military exercises must comply with the related superintendents order
  • Anyone wishing to conduct research and or collect items from the national park must comply with the related superintendents order
  • Campfires are not permitted in the national park.
  • Visitors are not permitted to carry firearms within the national park.
  • Visitors must keep pets on leashes at all times.

Inuvialuit Lands

Tuktut Nogait National Park is bordered on the north and west by privately-owned Inuvialuit lands. Visitors entering the park overland from the north or the west must cross these lands. Visitors crossing Inuvialuit lands are welcomed by the Inuvialuit, provided that they treat the lands with respect, that there is no damage to the lands, and that they do not interfere with Inuvialuit use and peaceful enjoyment of the lands.

Visitors intending to cross Inuvialuit lands are asked to contact the Inuvialuit Land Administration (ILA) prior to crossing, to learn of any limitations on access, and for visitors' own safety. Visitors planning to fish on Inuvialuit lands must first register with the Paulatuk Hunters and Trappers Committee (PHTC).

The addresses and telephone numbers of these organizations are as follows:

Inuvialuit Land Administration
P.O. Box 290
Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 1C0
Tel: (867) 977-7100
Fax: (867) 977-7101

Paulatuk Hunters and Trappers Committee
P.O. Box 39
Paulatuk, Northwest Territories
X0E 1N0
Tel: (867) 580-3004
Fax: (867) 580-3404

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