Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to  Ivvavik National Park

UPDATE: Ivvavik National Park will open for the 2021 season, with restrictions.

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 and Government of Yukon public health officials.

A visit to Ivvavik National Park will be different in 2021. If you have a reservation, or are considering visiting the park, visit read the FAQ below. Ivvavik National Park 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 or staff mobilization response time. Additionally, due to the impacts of COVID-19, mountain and swift water rescue services are greatly reduced in the Western Arctic, and could take up to a week to access the park based on resource availability.

The Government of NWT and Yukon have travel restrictions in effect that may impact or prevent you from travelling into Ivvavik National Park. For details on entry into the territories, including restrictions and mandatory self-isolation for residents, visit:


For a list of FAQ on visiting Ivvavik National Park in 2021, please visit: 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us,

Parks Canada Agency

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Parks Canada is working with territorial counterparts and co-operative management partners to keep all visitors, community members, and employees informed and safe.