Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Resolute Bay

Resolute Bay, population 198, is located 900 km to the south of Quttinirpaaq National Park, on the south coast of Cornwallis Island. It is the closest community to receive scheduled air service from Iqaluit.

The following services are available:

All major services are available in Resolute Bay including:

  • Nursing Station
  • RCMP
  • Bank Machines
  • Post Office
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Drygoods
  • White Gas
  • Accommodations
  • Guides and Tour Operators
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Scheduled Air Service (First Air)
  • Aircraft Charters (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.)

The following accommodations are available in Resolute Bay:

Narwhal Hotel
Phone: (867) 252-3968
Fax: (867) 252-3960

Qausuittuq Inns North
Phone: (867) 252-3900 / 3901
Fax: (867) 252-3766

South Camp Inn
Phone: (867) 252-3737
Fax: (867) 252-3838

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Grise Fiord

Grise Fiord, population 148, is Canada’s most northerly permanent community. It is located 640 km south of Quttinirpaaq National Park, on the southern coast of Ellesmere Island. Access to Grise Fiord is from Resolute Bay via Kenn Borek Air.

The following services are available:

  • Health Centre
  • RCMP
  • Accommodations
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Drygoods (limited selection
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Scheduled Air Service
  • Guides and Tour Operators
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts
  • Post Office

For Community Visitor Information, contact:
Grise Fiord Inuit Co-operative
Phone. : (867) 980-9133
Fax : (867) 980-9954

The following accommodation is available in Grise Fiord:
Grise Fiord Lodge
Phone : (867) 980-9133
Fax : (867) 980-9954

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Iqaluit, population 6000, is the territorial capital and gateway to the rest of Nunavut.

For more information about Iqaluit, Nunavut, contact:
City of Iqaluit
Box 460
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Ph. (867) 979-5600
Fax: (867) 979-5922
Website: www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca

Planning a trip to Nunavut? Contact:
Nunavut Tourism
P.O. Box 1450
Iqaluit, NU
Ph. (867) 979-6551
Toll Free: 1-866-686-2888
Fax: (867) 979-1261
Website: www.NunavutTourism.com

All major services are available in Iqaluit including:

  • Hospital, medical, and dental services
  • RCMP
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grocery stores
  • Small department and specialty stores
  • Garage and gas stations
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Taxi services
  • Banks
  • Laundromat
  • Visitor Information Centre and Tourist Attractions
  • Post Office
  • Public Library
  • Community College
  • Federal and Territorial Government Offices
  • Airport
  • Outfitters and Tour Operators
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts

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Iqaluit is the hub for air traffic in Nunavut.

Scheduled service to Iqaluit from Montreal, Ottawa, and Yellowknife

First Air Ltd.
Toll free: 1-800-267-1247
Web site: www.firstair.ca

Canadian North Toll free: 1-800-661-1505
Web site: www.canadiannorth.com

Scheduled service to Resolute Bay from Iqaluit or Ottawa

First Air Ltd.
Toll free: 1-800-267-1247
Web site: www.firstair.ca

Aircraft Charters –from Resolute Bay to Quttinirpaaq National Park

Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
Iqaluit: (867) 979-0040
Pangnirtung: (867) 473-8680
Fax: (867) 979-0132
Web: www.borekair.com/index.htm

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Guides and Outfitters

Tour operators must be licensed by Parks Canada to provide guiding and outfitting services inside Quttinirpaaq National Park.

For a current list of licensed tour operators and local guides, please contact the Parks Canada Office in Iqaluit at 867-975-4673.

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Four 1:250,000 map sheets cover the entire park. (*Most commonly used.)

  • Tanquary Fiord* 340D
  • Lady Franklin Bay* 120 C & D
  • Clements Markham Inlet 120F & G
  • McClintock Inlet 340D

The Canada Map Office has excellent on-line search tools for finding topographical map coverage. They no longer sell maps to the public but can provide a list of map distributors and further information about maps.

Canada Map Office

Centre for Topographic Information
Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 180
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
K1A 0E9
Telephone: 1 800 465-6277
Fax: (613) 947-7948
Email: topo.maps@NRCan.gc.ca
Web: http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/

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