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Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

Hygiene and Travel Etiquette

Human waste decomposes slowly in arctic environments.

Men are encouraged to urinate outside however for privacy reasons women may use the outhouses. Everyone may use the outhouses to defecate.

If you are unable to use an outhouse, go at least 100 metres from lakes and streams and 50 metres from trails. Leave feces exposed to air to decompose faster. Toilet paper can be burned, packed out or disposed of in the next outhouse.

DO NOT DISPOSE OF ANY GARBAGE IN OUTHOUSES- PACK IT OUT!