COVID-19 and your visit to Auyuittuq National Park
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Auyuittuq National Park
PANGNIRTUNG, NUNAVUT July 30, 2021 – Parks Canada, acting on the advice of the Auyuittuq National Park joint Inuit / Government planning and management committee, and in consultation with the hamlets of Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq, and the Government of Nunavut, is reopening Auyuittuq National Park in a partial capacity effective August 1, 2021.
Auyuittuq National Park will be open for day trips only, with no overnight camping within the park allowed. Activities are limited to hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and guided snowmobiling. Due to high water levels, stream crossing is not permitted at this time until levels can be assessed for safety. In-person orientation at Parks Canada offices in Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq remain mandatory for all visitors prior to entering the park.
Allowing visitors into Auyuittuq National Park remains dependent on no COVID-19 outbreaks in Nunavut, the availability of emergency services and the ability of outfitters to provide safe transportation for visitors into the park. Parks Canada continues to adhere to municipal, territorial, and federal public health guidance. Parks Canada acknowledges that the circumstances of the pandemic remain fluid and the opening of Auyuittuq National Park will be re-evaluated if necessary.
The health and safety of visitors and employees are of utmost importance to Parks Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice, guidance, and requirements of public health authorities and experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
To schedule your visit to Auyuittuq National Park, please contact the Parks Canada office in Pangnirtung at (867) 473-2500. Additional information for visitors to plan their trip, or learn more about Auyuittuq National Park, can be found at pc.gc.ca.
Sirmilik, Ukkusiksalik, Qausuittuq and Quttinirpaaq national parks, including the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site, remain closed by Superintendent’s Order. Inuit exercising rights under the Nunavut Agreement may continue to access these sites during this time.
Parks Canada Offices (Pangnirtung)
Nunavut Field Unit