COVID-19 and your visit to Ivvavik National Park
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.
We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places and areas that are closed.
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
We continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, and avalanche control, among others.
Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings
We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a Parks Canada place, you may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend.
An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Ivvavik National Park
UPDATE: All visitor access to Ivvavik National Park is suspended until further notice. Information will be updated regularly.
Applicable Inuvialuit / Sahtu Dene and Metis traditional activities at Western Arctic Field Unit National Parks and National Historic Sites will continue, but all users are asked to follow the advice of NWT public health officials on social distancing.
Update for June 27, 2020: All backcountry activities to be cancelled and refunded for the 2020 season
As we continue to work through these challenging times, the health and safety of visitors, employees, first response teams and all Canadians is of the utmost importance for Parks Canada.
We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Ivvavik National Park. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.
All of Parks Canada’s visitor services have been reviewed and adjusted based on the advice of public health experts and measures required by territorial, and local authorities In the interest of limiting the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, all visitor backcountry permits to Ivvavik National Park Reserve will be cancelled for the 2020 season.
If you have already paid for your backcountry permit or for your business license fees you will be contacted about receiving your refund. Please note that all refunds must be processed using the same method in which the initial payment was received. Parks Canada cannot issue refunds via cheque. No new backcountry permits or business licences will be issued until further notice.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us,
Parks Canada Agency
Parks Canada is working with territorial counterparts and co-operative management partners to keep all visitors, community members, and employees informed and safe.