Amid an expansive landscape of glaciers, valleys and red-rock hoodoo spires, nesting seabirds crowd sheer sea cliffs rising from iceberg-dotted waters. Paddle among seals and floating ice, listening for the breaths of narwhal and beluga whales. Ski across glaciers. Hike where snowy owls hunt. 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 under the Midnight Sun.

Featured things to do

  hikers on Triangle Mountain with Sermilik Glacier in the background
An Arctic wildlife safari to the floe edge on Baffin Bay

Ride a snowmobile-pulled qamutiq (sled) across Eclipse Sound to the edge of the frozen ocean to watch whales, seals, polar bears and seabirds feast, then camp on the ice under the Midnight Sun.

visitors ski touring in Sirmilik National Park
Hike among glaciers and hoodoos on Bylot Island

Bylot Island is spectacular Arctic wilderness, perfect for trail-less backcountry trekking and day hiking among Sirmilik’s wildlife. See hoodoo rock towers and get up close to the island’s many massive rivers of ice.

visitors on a cruise ship passing by an iceberg in the distance
Sea Kayak Oliver Sound

Paddle into Sirmilik’s Oliver Sound, an Arctic fiord ending at Oliver Glacier, as whales and seals swim the dark blue waters. Hike and camp amid tundra wilderness under the Midnight Sun.

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • an inukshuk in Akshayuk Pass, with Thor Peak in the background
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 open year-round
Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 867-899-8092
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: sirmilik.info@pc.gc.ca