Tuktut Nogait is one of the most isolated parks in North America, and rescue services and facilities are limited. It is important for visitors to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and capable of handling emergencies. Parks Canada has a search and rescue team based in Inuvik, however, rescue operations are dependent on weather, aircraft, and staff availability. Additionally, due to the impacts of COVID-19, rescue services are greatly reduced.

Tuktut Nogait National Park is open for visitation, however, given its remoteness and Parks Canada’s limited search and rescue capabilities in the western Arctic, recreation activities are prohibited in some areas of the park.

  • Hiking is permitted anywhere in the park, except into the canyons surrounding the Hornaday River downstream from Uyarsivik Lake. This includes the canyons surrounding La Roncière Falls.
  • For non-commercial paddling groups, Parks Canada highly recommends a minimum of two watercrafts per party to maximize the ability to self-rescue. Additionally, each party will be required to carry a communication device (i.e. Garmin inReach), and submit contact numbers prior to registration.

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