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Ukkusiksalik National Park of Canada

Visitor Safety

Visitors must travel with an experienced guide or outfitter. A guided group traveling in this park must carry appropriate gear, be self-reliant and able to handle any medical or wildlife-related emergency.

Careful pre trip planning is essential. Please contact the Parks Canada office in Repulse Bay (867) 462-4500 or the Field Unit office in Iqaluit (867) 975-4673 or visit the park website at for detailed pre trip information.

Parks Canada search and rescue capabilities are limited and there can be lengthy delays due to weather and lack of available aircraft. Take every precaution to keep yourself out of danger. We highly recommend bringing a GPS and an Iridium satellite phone. All high arctic communication systems may be unreliable.

Polar bears are far more abundant in Ukkusiksalik than in most other National Parks in the Arctic. Several encounters are likely on any trip. Because of this extreme danger, visitors must travel in the park with a properly equipped and trained guide who is experienced in polar bear country.