The high arctic is characterized by extremes in both weather and seasons. Winters in Quttirnipaaq are very cold, with some of the lowest temperatures recorded in Canada. The transition between 24 hours of daylight and 24 hours of dark is quick and dramatic. There are 24 hours of daylight from May to August and 24 hours of darkness from November to February.

Summers are very short. In the Lake Hazen area of the park, summer temperatures can be surprisingly warm but travellers should be prepared for cool temperatures and winter conditions at any time.

The best time to visit the park is from late May to mid-August.


Weather conditions

Current conditions for Resolute.

Current conditions for Grise Fiord.