Quttinirpaaq National Park
Inuktitut for “land at the top of the world”, Quttinirpaaq is Canada’s northernmost national park. Its sprawling tundra is enriched by jagged black peaks and massive glaciers. Herds of muskoxen and Peary caribou roam this vast landscape where archaeological sites date back thousands of years.
Hike the top of the world
Embark on a day hike or multi-day trek from Tanquary Fiord.
Spring ski touring
What Quttinirpaaq lacks in powder, it more than makes up for in awe-inspiring routes.
Learn how Inuit and Parks Canada work together to manage Quttinirpaaq.
Visiting Quttinirpaaq National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, hiking, skiing, climbing, glacier travel, and backcountry camping.
Plan your visit
How to get to here, where to stay, guides and outfitters, maps, brochures, and visitor information.
Camping and overnight accommodations
Types of accommodations, backcountry camping, where to stay in Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.
Local guides and outfitters
Travel with a guided group or book a local tour in Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, weather and wildlife safety, terrain hazards, search and rescue, visitor guidelines.
Daily visitor fees, overnight camping, and annual backcountry passes.
About Quttinirpaaq National Park
Nature and science
Conservation, research and monitoring, the environment, and protecting species.
Stewardship and management
Cooperative management, plans and policies, implementation updates, contact information.
Contact Quttinirpaaq National Park
1-867-975-4673 (Iqaluit office)
For emergencies within the park:
Hours of operation
The park is open year-round.
Park office: Complete schedule
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