Auyuittuq National Park

Location: Baffin Island, Nunavut
Region: Outside Ontario
Character: Arctic
Length/Size: 19,089 km 2

Auyuittuq National Park
By Parks Canada

Sweeping glaciers and polar sea ice meet jagged granite mountains in Auyuittuq National Park of Canada. Established in 1976, Auyuittuq - an Inuktitut word meaning "land that never melts" - protects 19,089 km 2 of glacier-scoured terrain. Located in the eastern Arctic, on southern Baffin Island, the park includes the highest peaks of the Canadian Shield, the Penny Ice Cap, marine shorelines along coastal fiords, and Akshayuk Pass, a traditional travel corridor used by the Inuit for thousands of years. Whether you wish to climb Auyuittuq's rugged peaks, ski on its pristine icefields, or hike the scenic Akshayuk Pass, this park offers unique opportunities to experience the beauty and majesty of the Arctic.

Auyuittuq National Park offers a variety of wilderness experiences. Activities include hiking and backcountry camping in Akshayuk Pass, ski-touring on the extensive icefields, travelling along the northern fiords, or climbing the park's challenging peaks.

Proper trip preparation is essential. Please contact the park office in Pangnirtung for a complete package of trip-planning information, including a list of licensed guides and outfitters. Due to the remoteness and natural hazards of the arctic environment, travel in Auyuittuq is recommended only for those who are highly self-sufficient and experienced in wilderness travel and their chosen activities.