Auyuittuq National Park of Canada
Experiences to Discover
A Land of Rock and Ice
A Land of Rock and Ice © Parks Canada / C.Kimber
Sweeping glaciers and polar ice meet the jagged granite mountains of Auyuittuq National Park. Challenge yourself to trek deep into the park to discover the bones of the earth laid bare beneath the ice. No trees obscure the panoramic, intoxicating views. Test yourself with some extreme mountaineering climbing, mountains and hills like the internationally famous Thor Peak and Mount Asgard.
Make it Official
Make it Official © Parks Canada / C.Kimber
Just a day hike or snow machine trip in Auyuittuq National Park via Pangnirtung takes you to the Arctic Circle! Here it’s 24 hours of winter darkness and 24 hours of summer daylight. Follow Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor between mountains and ice and a centuries-old Inuit route. Take a photo at the inuksuk marker or invent your own ritual to celebrate your remarkable journey.
Never Ending Day Light
Never Ending Day Light © Parks Canada
You can read about it, see pictures of it, image it, but nothing will truly prepare you for the midnight light! Paddle. Hike. Camp. At three o’clock in the morning you’ll be smiling as the sun still shines in the arctic night. Don’t forget to set the time in the camera and take a picture! Otherwise, who will believe you?
Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home
Meet the People Who Call the Arctic Home © Parks Canada / R. Buchanan
Your adventure begins when you leave behind your daily life to discover the way people live in the north. Be sure to allow time in your itinerary to rub shoulders with local people and staff. You can expect a warm welcome! At Parks Canada’s visitor centres in the communities adjacent to the parks, you’ll learn about these fascinating northern cultures.
Witness the Aurora
Witness the Aurora © Parks Canada / L.Naraway
Look up and see a dazzling panorama. Swirling bands of pale green, red and purple dancing across the darkening late summer sky will hold you spellbound. Watch from the bow of an expedition cruise ship or through the door of your tent. Whichever you prefer, find yourself a
front row seat to nature’s dramatic sky spectacle.
Other activities in Auyuittuq National Park
Northern Canada Visitor's Guide
All Parks Canada's Visitor's Guide