Sirmilik National Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Pond Inlet

Pond Inlet, population 1315 (2006), is located on the northeastern tip of Baffin Island.

For Community Visitor Information, contact:

Nattinnak Visitor Centre
Phone: (867) 899-8225
Fax: (867) 899-8246

The following services are available:

  • Nursing Station
  • RCMP
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Drygoods (limited selection)
  • White Gas
  • Accommodations and meals
  • Guides and Tour Operators
  • Traditional arts and crafts

The following accommodations are available in Pond Inlet:

Toonoonik Sahoonik Hotel
Phone: (867) 899-5115
Fax: (867) 899-8770

Black Point Lodge Hotel
Phone: (867) 899-8008
Fax: (867) 899-8010
Email:

Arctic Bay

Arctic Bay, population 639, is located on the northern tip of Baffin Island. Arctic Bay is located 21 km west of the mining community of Nanisivik. The following services are available:

  • Nursing Station
  • RCMP
  • Groceries (limited selection)
  • Drygoods (limited selection)
  • No de fax : (867) 439-8767
  • Accommodations and meals
  • Guides and Tour Operators
  • Traditional arts and crafts
  • Taxi Service

For Community Visitor Information, contact:

Hamlet of Arctic Bay
Ph. (867) 439-9917
Fax: (867) 439-8767

Contact the Hamlet office in Arctic Bay for a current list of accommodations which may include home stays, B&B's or other accommodation. 867-439-9918

The following accommodations are available in Arctic Bay:

Tangmaarvik Inn
Phone : (867) 439-8005
Fax : (867) 439-8007

Kiggavik Enterprises B&B
Contact: Clare & Leah Kines
P.O. Box 73
Arctic Bay, NU
X0A 0A0
Tel: (867) 439 8193
Fax: (867) 439-8530

E-mail: clareleah@qiniq.com

Iqaluit

Iqaluit, population 5236, is the territorial capital and gateway to the rest of Nunavut.

For more information about Iqaluit, Nunavut, contact:
City of Iqaluit
Box 460
Iqaluit, Nunavut
XOA OHO
Ph. (867) 979-5600
Fax: (867) 979-5922
E-mail:
Website: www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca

Planning a trip to Nunavut? Contact:
Nunavut Tourism
P.O. Box 1450
Iqaluit, NU
XOA OHO
Ph. (867) 979-6551
Toll Free : 1-866-686-2888
Fax: (867) 979-1261
E-mail:
Website: www.NunavutTourism.com

All major services are available in Iqaluit including:

  • Hospital, medical, and dental services
  • RCMP
  • Accommodations
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Grocery stores
  • Small department and specialty stores
  • Garage and gas stations
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Taxi services
  • Banks
  • Laundromat
  • Visitor Information Centre and Tourist Attractions
  • Post Office
  • Public Library
  • Community College
  • Federal and Territorial Government Offices
  • Airport
  • Outfitters and Tour Operators
  • Traditional Arts and Crafts

Airlines

Iqaluit is the hub for air traffic in Nunavut.

Scheduled service to Iqaluit from Montreal, Ottawa, and Yellowknife

First Air Ltd.
Toll free: 1-800-267-1247
E-mail:
Web site: www.firstair.ca

Canadian North Toll free: 1-800-661-1505
Web site: www.canadiannorth.com
Scheduled service to Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik)

First Air offers scheduled flights from Iqaluit to both Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik). Kenn Borek Air offers scheduled flights to Pond Inlet.

First Air Ltd.
Toll free: 1-800-267-1247
E-mail:
Web site: www.firstair.ca

Kenn Borek Air Ltd.
Iqaluit: (867) 979-0040
Pangnirtung: (867) 473-8680
Fax: (867) 979-0132
Email:
Web site: www.borekair.com/index.htm

Travel from Resolute to Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik) First Air Ltd offers scheduled flights.

Guides and Outfitters

Tour operators must be licensed by Parks Canada to provide guiding and outfitting services inside Sirmilik National Park. Snowmachine and boat operators are available in Pond Inlet to provide transportation from either community to the park boundary.

For a current list of licensed tour operators and local guides, please contact the Park Office in Pond Inlet at 867-899-8092.

Maps

Eleven 1:250,000 map sheets cover the entire park. Of these eleven, 38C, 48D, 48A, 38B and 37G may prove to be the most useful.

The Canada Map Office has excellent on-line search tools for finding topographical map coverage. They no longer sell maps to the public but can provide a list of map distributors and further information about maps.

Canada Map Office

Centre for Topographic Information (Ottawa)
Natural Resources Canada
130 Bentley Avenue
Nepean, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0E9
Phone: (613) 952-7000 or 1-800-465-6277
Fax: (613) 957-8861 or 1-800-661-6277
E-mail:
Web Site: