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Ivvavik National Park of Canada

Activities

Rafting the Firth River
Rafting the Firth River
© Parks Canada / Wayne Lynch

Ivvavik National Park has great opportunities for the wilderness seeker. Rafting the Firth River provides an exciting route through breathtaking scenery - from wide mountain valleys, to narrow canyons, to coastal plain to the Beaufort Sea. Hikers can follow a similar route along the mountain ranges to the coastal lowlands. With twenty-four hours of daylight for essentially the entire summer, the soft light offers endless photo opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Fishing
Fishing
© Parks Canada / Karsten Heuer

Ivvavik is a unique arctic landscape that is home to a rich variety of animals, birds, fish and wildflowers. With a touch of good timing, a visitor can be a witness to the annual migration of the Porcupine caribou, a herd of 169,000 animals that treks from central Yukon, through the park, to its traditional calving grounds in Alaska.

Keep in mind that this is true wilderness. There are no facilities, services, established trails or campgrounds in the park. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their own.