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, the management plan outlines how Parks Canada’s legislated mandate of protection, education, and enjoyment of the national park will be met. The plan also provides the framework for how Parks Canada, Inuit, stakeholders, and the general public will work together to manage the park for the long term.

We are working on a new management plan for Quttinirpaaq National Park!

The Canada National Parks Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act require management plans to be reviewed every ten years with any resulting amendments to be tabled in Parliament. The first management plan for Quttinirpaaq National Park was developed in 2009 and is due for an update, and Parks Canada would like to invite you to share your thoughts and input on the new draft management plan!

In the Nunavut Field Unit, implementing the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for Auyuittuq, Quttinirpaaq and Sirmilik National Parks (the Baffin IIBA) requires the management plan to be developed by a Park Planning Team. The Park Planning Team is a joint Government/Inuit planning team that consists of an equal number of members appointed by Parks Canada and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. In preparation of the Quttinirpaaq 2020 draft management plan, the Park Planning Team undertook early engagement with key stakeholders including Inuit in the communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord, the adjacent communities with a special relationship to Quttinirpaaq National Park in accordance with the Baffin IIBA. The draft plan has been reviewed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and in late 2019, was approved for public consultations by the Quttinirpaaq Joint Park Management Committee.

Although ready for review in 2020, consultations on the draft plan were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Parks Canada would like to hear your opinions, and suggestions on the future of this treasured place.

As the planning process unfolds through 2022, you can find updates on this page, including a “what we heard” summary report once consultations close, and the final management plan when available.

Join the conversation!

Please take a few minutes to provide us with your views on the proposed vision and opportunities for Quttinirpaaq National Park using the comment card linked below or by contacting nfu_consultations_ugn@pc.gc.ca by November 30, 2022:

Key resources

Park plans