Experience the Top of the World: A Northern Iconic Experience
Be one of the few to set foot in this amazing landscape! © Fred Lemire/ Parks Canada
Walk in the footsteps of ancient hunters, polar explorers, and military scientists whose adventures are woven into the story of Quttinirpaaq National Park. Challenge yourself in this vast, rugged land. High above the Arctic Circle, hike through patches of brilliant yellow Arctic poppies beneath the 24-hour sunshine. Cross wild rivers and traverse immense valleys.
Travel past glaciers that reach down from tall, rugged peaks. Watch muskoxen graze near Arctic wolves. Look towards the horizon; the North Pole is only 800 km away.
Be one of the privileged few to set foot in this extraordinary place. Book one of nine seats on a Parks Canada charter from Resolute to Tanquary Fiord. Join a 14-day hike with Black Feather wilderness guides or create your own adventure in Canada’s most northern national park.
What's included in the experience?
- Chartered Twin Otter flights between the town of Resolute and Tanquary Fiord, Parks Canada’s base of operations in Quttinirpaaq National Park
- Celebratory supper at Tanquary Fiord on your last night
- Safety orientation
- Parks Canada backcountry fee
- Quttinirpaaq Signature Series cap and sticker
What optional features are available?
- Signature Series Quttinirpaaq cap ($20)
- Signature Series Quttinirpaaq decal ($1)
- Two guided experience with our partner, Black Feather, are available:
- Ellesmere - Ad Astra Trek
Quttinirpaaq National Park is the world’s most northerly park. Situated on the tip of Ellesmere Island, it is less than 500 miles from the north pole. Stunning mountains and glaciers, muskox, arctic wolf and fox and many bird species make this a naturalist’s delight. Our route is a circumnavigation of the Ad Astra Ice cap - allowing us to see the most spectacular hiking areas of Ellesmere! Fee based on minimum 4 participants. Skill Level 2+, 16-66
- Ellesmere Basecamp & Photography
Quttinirpaaq National Park is the world’s most northerly park. Situated on the tip of Ellesmere Island, it is less than 500 miles from the north pole. Stunning mountains and glaciers, muskox, arctic wolf and fox and many bird species make this a naturalist’s and photographer’s delight. This basecamp is perfect for the adventurer who may not want to carry a heavy pack, and still enjoy the amazing Ellesmere wilderness. The program will be ‘based’ from Tanquary Fiord. Fee based on minimum 4 participants. Skill Level 1+, 16-66
Is this trip for me?
The Parks Canada Iconic Experience is designed for people with experience navigating and completing multi-day backcountry hiking routes. There are no marked trails and varied, unstable terrain, including steep inclines and river crossings. Quttinirpaaq National Park is isolated and visitors should be able be prepared to wait multiple days if in need of rescue.
For information on guided hikes in Quttinirpaaq National Park, please visit the website of our partner, Black Feather.
What dates are available to book?
|15-day independent trip or 17-day Black Feather inclusive trip |
|July 1-15 (June 30-July 16 with Black Feather, includes dates for travel to/from Resolute Bay)
What is the cost?
15-day independent trip, $8000
Book with Parks Canada.
17 day Black Feather inclusive trip
Early Bird: $14,995.00 CAD ex Resolute, NU
2016 Rate: $15,395.00 CAD ex Resolute, NU
How do I book?
To book your Northern Iconic Experience, contact us at 867-975-4673 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
To book a Blackfeather inclusive trip please contact Blackfeather directly at 1-888-849-7668 or by email: info@blackfeather.
Do you have a question we haven’t answered? We would be happy to provide you with more details. Get in touch with us!
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