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Quttinirpaaq National Park

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Special Events


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Experience the Top of the World!

Never before has Parks Canada offered individual charter seats to the Top of the World Quttinirpaaq National Park, located in the extreme north of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut.

Ad Astra Reflection of the Ad Astra ice cap in Tanquary Fiord
© Phil McComiskey / Parks Canada

Your charter seat includes:

  • A Backcountry Pass for the park.
  • A personalized orientation when you register.
  • A personalized interpretive walk with Parks Canada staff to Kettle Lake and the Musk Ox Wall.
  • A chance to accompany staff as they do selected monitoring.
  • Sit down to a meal with the staff and hear the stories of life at the top of the world now and in the past.
  • Tour the newly completed exhibit documenting the Defense Research Board years in the park.
  • See wildlife that rarely sees humans:
    • arctic wolves, arctic hare, musk ox, Peary caribou
    • birds that have flown from as far away as Antarctica, Europe, and Africa
    • butterflies that take 14 years to move through their life cycle
    • plants that grow like tiny high rises in a geologically extraordinary place

Cost: $7000 per seat ROUND TRIP from Resolute, Nunavut to the park.

Only TWO SEATS are still available. The charter flight leaves from Resolute to Tanquary Fiord on July 1. It departs the park on July 15, returning to Resolute.

A second charter is scheduled to depart Resolute on July 15 and return on July 30. Cut-off date for booking this flight: May 31.

What are the next steps?

  • Contact us at: 867-975-4673 for more information and to reserve your seat on one of the charters.
  • Contact Top of the World Travel to get your Northern Scheduled Flight Discounts to be in Resolute in time for your charter flight.
  • Fly to Resolute via Iqaluit.

For more information, read the Visitor Information Package.

Omega Lakes Hiking at Omega Lakes
© Parks Canada
Arctic Wolf Arctic Wolf
© Parks Canada

Artifact Replication Workshops

Learn the art of making stone tools like the artifacts found at archaeological sites in Quttinirpaaq National Park.

Resolute

Mon. to Fri., 11–15 November 2013
South Camp Inn
Contact: Principal, Qarmartalik School
867-252-3888

Grise Fiord

Mon. to Fri., 18–22 November 2013
Umimmak School
Contact: Principal, Umimmak School
867-980-9921

The workshop is for five days.

Registration is limited to 10 people.
Open to everyone in the community.
Register by telephone or by emailing:
Patrick Carroll
Parks Canada, Iqaluit
867-975-4796
patrick.carroll@pc.gc.ca

artifact workshop Grade 7 and 8 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools
© Parks Canada
artifact workshop Grade 10 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools
© Parks Canada
artifact workshop Kindgergarten students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools
© Parks Canada

artifact workshop Grade 3 and 4 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools
© Parks Canada