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Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Communications Systems

Due to limited satellite phone reception at northern latitudes, only Iridium satellite phones work in Quttinirpaaq National Park at this time.

If you do not have an Iridium satellite phone, we recommend you carry a single side bound radio. Check with the Parks office to ensure that you have the correct frequencies, antenna and radio monitoring schedule.

Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) are being carried more often into remote areas. Be sure to register your PLB with RCMP in Resolute before your trip. When activated, they send a distress signal to the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario who will initiate a rescue from there. Once activated, the signal is non-reversible; these are to be used in a life-threatening situation only. Rescue may still be many hours or days away.