Sirmilik National Park
Amid an expansive landscape of glaciers, valleys and red-rock hoodoo spires, nesting seabirds crowd the cliffs of Bylot Island, high above icy waters teeming with narhwal and beluga whales. Sirmilik is an area rich in wildlife that has sustained Inuit for thousands of years.
Explore glaciers and hoodoos
Hike or ski through the diverse terrain of Bylot Island and the Borden Peninsula.
Sea kayak Oliver Sound
Paddle among icebergs listening for the sounds of narwhals and belugas.
Learn how Inuit and Parks Canada work together to manage Sirmilik National Park.
Visiting Sirmilik National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, hiking, skiing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, guided trips, 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 Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay.
Local guides and outfitters
Arrange transportation to and from the park or book your trip with a guided group.
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, weather and wildlife safety, terrain hazards, search and rescue, visitor guidelines.
Daily visitor fees, overnight camping, annual backcountry passes, and fishing permits.
About Sirmilik National Park
Culture and history
Park history, Inuit culture, archaeological sites.
Stewardship and management
Cooperative management, plans and policies, permits and licenses, contact information.
Contact Sirmilik National Park
1-867-899-8092 (Pond Inlet office)
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
For emergencies within the park:
Hours of operation
The park is open year-round.
Park office: Complete schedule
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