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Location: Baffin Island, Cumberland Peninsula, Qikiqtani Region, Nunavut Map
Established: 1976
Size: 19,089 sq.km. (11,861 sq.mi.)

Features and Highlights

Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Auyuittuq National Park of Canada
Sweeping glaciers and polar sea ice meet jagged granite mountains in Auyuittuq National Park of Canada. Established in 1976, Auyuittuq - an Inuktitut word meaning "land that never melts" - protects 19,089 km 2 of glacier-scoured terrain. Located in the eastern Arctic, on southern Baffin Island, the park includes the highest peaks of the Canadian Shield, the Penny Ice Cap, marine shorelines along coastal fiords, and Akshayuk Pass, a traditional travel corridor used by the Inuit for thousands of years. Whether you wish to climb Auyuittuq's rugged peaks, ski on its pristine icefields, or hike the scenic Akshayuk Pass, this park offers unique opportunities to experience the beauty and majesty of the Arctic.
Inuit History and the Franklin Ships
Inuit History and Franklin Ships / ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓐᓂᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᕋᓐᑭᓕᓐ ᐅᒥᐊᔾᔪᐊᖕᒋᑦ
Photo:  Robin Ikutisluk and Janet Aglukkak throat singing in Gjoa Haven
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