Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada
Experiences to Discover
To the Top of the World
To the Top of the World © Parks Canada
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 © Parks Canada
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 © 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 © 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 © 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
Northern Canada Visitor's Guide
All Parks Canada's Visitor's Guide