Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada
Hiking & Camping
Experienced guides and outfitters can lead you on day hikes along the rolling hills surrounding Wager Bay. Exciting viewing opportunities of the abundant wildlife and countless cultural sites are scattered throughout the park.
Daylight in the summer months will never limit your hiking options, but tide schedules may since the swift currents and long tidal flats influence boat access.
An experienced outfitter may be able to set up an appropriate campsite with a solar powered electric fence and a sentry. Otherwise, we only recommend the use of hard sided accommodations. Contact the park office in Repulse Bay for more options.
Getting to the park by boat with an experienced outfitter is a great Arctic adventure and a wonderful way to experience Wager Bay. It is the safest way to view polar bears and the surest way to see the abundant marine life including seals, beluga whales and occasional narwhal. Kayaking is discouraged because of the extreme polar bear risk.
Traditional Inuit Use
Ukkusiksalik is the traditional homeland of the modern Inuit who live in the area. Many of those who were born before the establishment of the local communities were raised along the shores of Wager Bay. Residents maintain living ties to the land, and it is not unusual to see Inuit families camping in the park practicing their traditional harvesting activities.