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Virtual Visits

Un-bear-able Itch

There are 3 main types of bears in Ivvavik National Park: Along the coast of Ivvavik National Park in the northeastern Yukon, Polar Bears are rare during the open water period. They become more common later in the year as the coastal sea-ice forms. Within Ivvavik National Park, you may meet one of our 245 Barren Ground Grizzly Bears, one of the most populous species of bear in the park. On the border of Ivvavik National Park and Vuntut National Park, there is a small population of black bears as well. Ivvavik National Park, Tuktut Nogait National Park and Aulavik National Park are the 3 special parks that contain all 3 species of bears in Canada.

Arctic Oasis

Did you know fish can survive -50°C in the Arctic Oasis at Ivvavik National Park? A portion of the creek stays open year round even when winter temperatures hit -50°C. Warm underground water flows into Joe Creek keeping the water above freezing temperature.

One week in Ivvavik National Park

Over one week in June 2012, a motion-triggered camera photographed these visitors to a natural mineral lick in Ivvavik National Park.