Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here. Sirmilik National Park is temporarily closed for all persons not exercising harvesting rights under the Nunavut Agreement by Order of Superintendent, Nunavut Field Unit.

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Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay, Nunavut are Sirmilik National Park’s gateway communities, accessible by 3-hour commercial flights from Iqaluit. Local outfitters offer park boat or snowmobile shuttles, depending on the season.

The best times to visit are late March to early June and August to mid-September. Book well in advance; park registration, orientation and de-briefing are mandatory.

Weather dictates travel schedules so it’s wise to factor in time for delays.



Getting here


PO Box 300
Pond Inlet NU X0A 0S0

To Iqaluit, Nunavut

Canadian North flies direct to Iqaluit from Montreal, Ottawa & Yellowknife. For current, detailed information on travelling to Nunavut, visit Nunavut Tourism [ ].

Travel from Iqaluit to Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay (via Nanisivik)

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

To Sirmilik National Park

Travel to and from Sirmilik, from either Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay, can be arranged with local outfitters. Outfitters will take you to and from the park by either boat or snowmachine, depending on the season. In Pond Inlet, staff of the Nattinnak Visitor Centre can help you make the necessary arrangements with local outfitters, call 867-899-8226. Outfitter charges vary and should be discussed with the outfitter being hired. For more information on Arctic Bay, call 867-439-8483.


Free admission for youth.
Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list 

Facilities and services