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Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Closures possible last week of July through the first week of August

During the last decade and particularly the last four years, there have been many visitor safety incidents related to severe flooding in Auyuittuq National Park (ANP). Visitors have been injured and have even drowned trying to cross rivers with high water levels. Others have had significant delays in their trips or needed evacuation due to river crossings becoming nearly impassable. Warm weather causing glacial melt and increased rainfall are the main factors affecting water levels.

Although park closures are possible at any time, high water levels and the corresponding heightened risk to visitor safety have been most problematic in ANP between the last week of July and the first week of August. We therefore recommend that people refrain from visiting the park during this time. Day trips or short overnight trips may still take place with little impact from closures or high water, depending on the route.