Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Activities

Experiences to Discover

To the Top of the World

To the Top of the World To the Top of the World
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Discover a raw, freshly revealed land few humans have seen. Ski to Barbeau Peak, the highest point east of the Rockies. Push your limits and stand on Ward Hunt Island, the junction between sea ice and the last point of North America. Then trek from there to the North Pole, 700km farther over pressure ridges and the polar ice cap.

Achieve Your Own Farthest North

Achieve Your Own Farthest North Achieve Your Own Farthest North
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Robert Peary claimed to reach the North Pole in 1909. Before him, others achieved their farthest north mapping the top of the world and documenting places that Inuit and other cultures have travelled for thousands of years. Challenge yourself to achieve your own farthest north by joining an expedition with a park guide for a private tour of Fort Conger, the base camp of these early explorers.

Never Ending Day Light

Never Ending Day Light Never Ending Day Light © Parks Canada


You can read about it, see pictures of it, image it, but nothing will truly prepare you for the midnight light! Paddle. Hike. Camp. At three o’clock in the morning you’ll be smiling as the sun still shines in the arctic night. Don’t forget to set the time in the camera and take a picture! Otherwise, who will believe you?

Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home

Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home
© Parks Canada / R. Buchanan


Your adventure begins when you leave behind your daily life to discover the way people live in the north. Be sure to allow time in your itinerary to rub shoulders with local people and staff. You can expect a warm welcome! At Parks Canada’s visitor centres in the communities adjacent to the parks, you’ll learn about these fascinating northern cultures.

Witness the Aurora

Witness the Aurora Witness the Aurora
© Parks Canada / L.Naraway


Look up and see a dazzling panorama. Swirling bands of pale green, red and purple dancing across the darkening late summer sky will hold you spellbound. Watch from the bow of an expedition cruise ship or through the door of your tent. Whichever you prefer, find yourself a front row seat to nature’s dramatic sky spectacle.

Other activities in Quttinirpaaq National Park 

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