A zig-zag skyline of craggy granite peaks and glittering glaciers overlooks tundra valleys and steep-walled fiords whose winding waterways teem with narwhal and ringed seals, Auyuittuq is a diverse and grand-scale Arctic experience. Hike alongside icy, thundering streams and amid wildflower-dotted meadows. Traverse Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor through a landscape of towering rock - a haven for experienced mountaineers and backcountry skiers. Spot snow geese, Arctic foxes, and human-shaped Inuksuit basking in Midnight Sun.

Featured things to do

image of a hiker in Akshayuk Pass
Hike amid the peaks, ice and wild streams of Akshayuk Pass

Follow Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor between towering mountains and ice fields, from one side of the park to the other. Or take a shorter return trek to Summit Lake with its views of Auyuittuq National Park’s glaciers and peaks.

image of visitors at the Arctic Circle marker in Auyuittuq National Park
Cross the Arctic Circle by snow machine in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Join a guided snow machine day trip into Auyuittuq National Park via Pangnirtung to the Arctic Circle where it’s 24 hours of darkness in winter and 24 hours of summer daylight.

Glimpse the grandeur of Auyuittuq on a guided day hike to the base of Ulu Peak

Cruise up a fiord and hike an easy, guided route to the base of Ulu Peak in Auyuittuq, experiencing the grandeur of the mountainous park on a day trip from Pangnirtung

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Sites nearby

  • image of Peary caribou
    Qausuittuq National Park

    Imagine a cluster of islands in a frozen sea, a home for the endangered Peary caribou, a traditional hunting and fishing area that has sustained Inuit of Resolute Bay since the time of their relocation in the 1950’s; Qausuittuq National Park is all of that and more.

  • image of a visitor at Tanquary Fiord
    Quttinirpaaq National Park

    Shimmering ice caps are punctured by jagged black peaks and massive glaciers fuel wild rivers. The top of the world is an extreme and exhilarating experience where groups of muskoxen roam the tundra and curious caribou pass nearby.

  • rugged coastline of Sirmilik National Park
    Sirmilik National Park

    Paddle among seals and floating ice, listening for the breaths of narwhal and beluga whales. Ski across glaciers. Travel by snowmobile to the floe edge on the lookout for polar bears, ringed seals and walruses. Stop in at Inuit, Thule and European cultural sites. Visiting Sirmilik is the ultimate Arctic adventure.

  • image of a hiker near Ukkusiksalik National Park
    Ukkusiksalik National Park

    Ukkusiksalik’s rolling ochre hills and lush tundra thrive with wildlife, and are dotted with archeological reminders of human cultures passing for millennia through this remote wilderness. Paddle or boat an inland sea amid beluga whales and seals. Hike through wildflowers and in the company of stone inuksuk beneath the glow of the Midnight Sun.

  • Parks Canada underwater archaeologist diving to learn about the wreck of HMS Erebus
    Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

    Follow the continuing work of Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Team and partners as they undertake the excavation of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Hours of operation

The park is accessible year-round
Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017

Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone

867-473-2500 (Pangnirtung)
867-927-8834 (Qikiqtarjuaq)

Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: nunavut.info@pc.gc.ca