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Auyuittuq National Park


Akshayuk Pass
© Natalie Panek

Though remote, Auyuittuq is the most accessible of the Nunavut parks; fiords allow boat and snowmobile travel from nearby Inuit communities and its wild interior is reachable via Akshayuk Pass. While it is a place of moderate to extreme adventure for hikers, skiers and mountain climbers tackling vertical walls like Thor Peak, its raw beauty can also be experienced on a spring snowmobile day-trip to the Arctic Circle or short summer hike to Ulu Peak.

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Hiking in Akshayuk Pass 
Hike amid the peaks, ice and wild streams of Akshayuk Pass
Follow Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor between towering mountains and ice fields, from one side of the park to the other. Or take a shorter return trek to Summit Lake with its views of Auyuittuq National Park’s glaciers and peaks.
Thor Peak 
Climb Mount Thor and look out across the top of the world
Rope up and tackle the world’s tallest cliff face on Thor Peak, a sheer 1,675 metre (5,495 foot) vertical climbing experience that is one of Auyuittuq National Park’s signature extreme adventures.

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