The following information refers to the 2014 charter flight. New information about 2015 will be posted in the following months.
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.
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.
Hiking at Omega Lakes © Parks Canada
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.
Mon. to Fri., 11–15 November 2013
South Camp Inn
Contact: Principal, Qarmartalik School
Mon. to Fri., 18–22 November 2013
Contact: Principal, Umimmak School
The workshop is for five days.
Registration is limited to 10 people.
Open to everyone in the community.
Register by telephone or by emailing:
Parks Canada, Iqaluit
Grade 7 and 8 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools © Parks Canada
Grade 10 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools © Parks Canada
Kindgergarten students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools © Parks Canada
Grade 3 and 4 students from Qarmartalik School learning to make stone tools © Parks Canada