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Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Iqaluit

Iqaluit, population 5236, is the territorial capital and gateway to the rest of Nunavut.

For more information about Iqaluit, Nunavut, contact:
City of Iqaluit
Box 460
Iqaluit, Nunavut
XOA OHO
Ph. (867) 979-5600
Fax: (867) 979-5922
E-mail:
Website: City of Iqaluit

Planning a trip to Nunavut? Contact:
Nunavut Tourism
P.O. Box 1450
Iqaluit, NU
XOA OHO
Ph. (867) 979-6551
Toll Free: 1-866-686-2888
Fax: (867) 979-1261
E-mail:
Website: Nunavut Tourism

All major services are available in Iqaluit including:

  • Hospital, medical, and dental services
  • RCMP
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grocery stores
  • Small department and specialty stores
  • Garage and gas stations
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Taxi services
  • Banks
  • Laundromat
  • Visitor Information Centre and Tourist Attractions
  • Post Office
  • Public Library
  • Community College
  • Federal and Territorial Government Offices
  • Airport
  • Outfitters and Tour Operators
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts

Pangnirtung

Pangnirtung, population 1243, is located 28 km to the south of Auyuittuq National Park, on Pangnirtung Fiord. The following services are available:

  • Nursing Station
  • RCMP
  • Bank Machines
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Dry Goods
  • White Gas
  • Accommodations
  • Guides and Tour Operators
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts
  • Taxi Service

For Community Visitor Information, visit Hamlet of Pangnirtung or contact:
Angmarlik Interpretive Centre
Phone: (867) 473-8737
Fax: (867) 473-8656

The following accommodations are available in Pangnirtung:
Auyuittuq Lodge
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Phone: (867) 473-8955 or 8905
Fax: (867) 473-8611
Email:

Homestays
Check with the Angmarlik Interpretive Centre

Pisuktinu Tungavik Territorial Campground
Minimal services.

Qikiqtarjuaq

Qikiqtarjuaq, population 488, is located 34 km to the northeast of Auyuittuq National Park, on Broughton Island. The following services are available:

  • RCMP
  • Health Centre (nurses only)
  • Accommodations
  • Dining Room (1)
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Airport
  • Post Office
  • Guides and Tour Operators

The following accommodations are available in Qikiqtarjuaq:

Siku Hotel
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Phone: (867) 927-8111
Fax: (867) 927-8112

Tulugak Co-op Hotel
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Phone: 1-888-866-6784
Phone: (867) 927-8055
Fax: (867) 927-8124

Tuniq Shelter (hostel)
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Phone: (867) 927-8390
Fax: (867) 927-8404

Airlines

First Air and Canadian North offer scheduled flights to Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq via Iqaluit from Montreal, Ottawa and Yellowknife.

For information on how to get to the park from Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq, see the Guides and Outfitters information.

Please Note: If you are shipping supplies from an international location, please allow at least an additional 4-6 weeks for these items to clear customs on top of the normal shipping time.

First Air Ltd.
1-800-267-1247
First Air

Canadian North
1-800-661-1505
Canadian North

Weather conditions in the north may dictate your travel schedule

Flights are often delayed or cancelled

Be flexible enough to allow for lengthy delays in your plans

Travelling with Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada has several regulations regarding the transport of used stoves and fuel bottles. For details about how to treat your gear in order to transport it on a plane, consult the Dangerous Goods Standards Notices.

If you have any questions about these regulations, please contact a regional inspector.

We recommend bringing new, unused stoves and new, empty fuel canisters with you to avoid difficulties when travelling.

Bear deterrents and many noisemaking devices used to scare bears are strictly prohibited from travel on airplanes. These cannot be bought in Pangnirtung or Qikiqtarjuaq, and must be mailed in advance.

To make your travel easier, we recommend buying your stove fuel in the community where you begin your trip and leaving any unused fuel behind at the end of your trip. White gas is readily available in the communities. Some compressed tanks may be available - contact stores directly for more information. Outfitters in both communities often accept leftover white gas.

Guides and Outfitters

Tour operators must be licensed by Parks Canada to provide guiding and outfitting services inside Auyuittuq National Park. Local guides and boat operators are available in Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq to provide transportation from either community to the park boundary.

Visitors planning to access Auyuittuq from Qikiqtarjuaq prior to spring break-up are strongly encouraged to use local guide services for transportation to the park boundary due to high polar bear concentrations at that time of year.

For a current list of licensed tour operators and local guides, please contact the Park Office in Pangnirtung at 867-473-2500.

Maps

You must purchase the proper topographic maps before arriving. Route planning is best done with 1:250,000 maps. A detailed route map for Akshayuk Pass is available for sale at the park office, or can be purchased from the manufacturers website at: Chrismar

Use the following reference map or use the excellent Canada Map Office on-line search tools for finding topographical map coverage. The map office does not sell maps but can provide a list of map distributors and further information about maps.

The Pangnirtung Map, 26-I covers Akshayuk Pass whereas 27-A, 26-O, 26-P and 26-J cover the rest of the park. Navigation should be done with the appropriate 1:50,000 maps.

Canada Map Office

Centre for Topographic Information
Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 180
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1A 0E9
Telephone: 1-800-465-6277
Fax: (613) 947-7948
Email:
Web Site: Natural Resources Canada Maps