Sirmilik National Park of Canada

Park Management

State of the Park Report
Park Management Plan
Film Permits
Business Licensing

State of the Park Report


Park Management Plan

Parks Canada will soon begin the process of developing the first management plan for Sirmilik National Park.

A management plan is the central document that guides Parks Canada in the protection, management, and operation of a national park. As the key accountability document for the park to the Canadian public, a management plan outlines how Parks Canada's legislated mandate of protection, education and enjoyment of the national parks will be met. The plan also provides the framework for how Parks Canada, Inuit, stakeholders, and the general public manage Sirmilik National Park for the long term.

The Park Management Plan is being developed by Parks Canada and the Sirmilik Park Planning Team, with advice from the Sirmilik Joint Inuit/Government Park Planning and Management Committee (JPMC). It is being developed within the framework of the Canada National Parks Act, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, and the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement. The plan will provide long-term direction - looking 15 years into the future – to manage the park's ecological integrity, cultural resources, heritage presentation programs, human use, cooperative management, partnerships, public involvement, and administration and operations.

Public consultations will occur as part of the management planning process.

For more information about the Sirmilik National Park draft park management plan, contact:

District Planner
Box 278
Iqaluit, NU
X0A-0H0
Phone: 867-975-4673
Fax: 867-975-4674
e-mail:


Film Permits

Any commercial film project requires a permit in any national park in Canada. Contact the Nunavut Field Unit office to speak to the Communication Manager for details about a film project in Sirmilik. Permit processes are complex and can take some time - please contact us well in advance about your project.


Communications Manager

Phone: 867-975-4673
Fax: 867-975-4674.


Business Licensing

Any commercial business must have a business licence to operate within Sirmilik National Park. Contact the Sirmilik office 867-899-8092 or the Nunavut Field Unit office 867-975-4673 for details, application forms and application guides.