How to Get There
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The closest community to the park is Old Crow. Situated along the Porcupine River, it is the primary staging area for trips into the park. Vuntut National Park is approximately 50 km by air or 190 km by river north of Old Crow. There are no facilities or services of any kind in the park. Travelers must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or wildlife related emergency on their own. The Parks Canada office in Old Crow is situated in the John Tizya Centre.
With a population of 300, Old Crow is a true northern community relying on the land for the majority of its sustenance. It is known for its friendliness and is recognized as a destination for wilderness travel. It is both the most northerly and the most isolated community in the Yukon. The closest road, the Dempster highway, is about 175 km away and as a result most people fly to Old Crow. There is scheduled air service to Old Crow from Whitehorse and Dawson City in the Yukon and Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.
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Government of Canada Topographic Maps that cover the Vuntut National Park and Old Crow area at the 1:250,000 scale are:
Old Crow (116 O and 116 N)
Davidson Mountains (117 B)
Blow River (117 A).
These may be ordered from: