Shimmering ice caps are punctured by jagged black peaks and massive glaciers fuel wild rivers. White Arctic hare graze amid a purple saxifrage-dotted landscape while ancient peoples’ camps and explorers’ shelters dot rugged, pristine Quttinirpaaq. The top of the world is an extreme and exhilarating experience where groups of muskoxen roam the tundra and curious caribou pass nearby in the glow of the Midnight Sun.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Auyuittuq National Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.