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Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Location: Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Map
Established: 1988
Size: 37,775 km2 (23,463 mi.2)

Features and Highlights

Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Camping near Air Force Glacier
Welcome...to the top of the world!
During the brief arctic summer on Quttinirpaaq, the sun remains high in the sky bathing the land in continuous daylight. There is no darkness to mark the passage of time telling you when to sleep and when to wake. There are no trees to remind you of lands further south. The scale of the land is both immense and intimate at the same time. Intricate patterns of rock, frost-cracked ground, willows and wildflowers at your feet extend out from where you stand into endless vistas in the clear, dry air. Glaciers on a mountainside 15 km away seem to be details in a landscape within reach.


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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