Vuntut National Park

Remote and unspoiled Arctic wilderness, a First Nations history dating back millennia and the setting for one of the planet’s great animal migrations await the few who make the trek to Vuntut National Park.


The John Tizya Centre

Take a tour of the exhibits, listen to audio recordings of elders’ stories, admire traditional tools, learn about the magnificent Porcupine Caribou Herd, and find out what life was like in the ancient Beringian landscapes of the last ice age.

Van Tat - Old Crow Flats

The Old Crow Flats is a vast wetland complex of shallow lakes and small streams, important to the Vuntut Gwitchin for subsistence hunting and other traditional practices.

Porcupine caribou herd

The Porcupine Caribou Herd is one of the largest caribou herds in North America. The herd is central to the culture and way of life of the Vuntut Gwitchin.

Visiting Vuntut National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, explore Old Crow, the John Tizya Centre, arctic adventure

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, park regulations, maps.

Safety and guidelines

Vuntut National Park is a remote wilderness park. Visitors must be self-reliant and have the equipment and skills to travel safely in an isolated arctic...

About Vuntut National Park

Culture and history

For countless generations, the Vuntut Gwitchin have lived in the Old Crow Flats and Porcupine River areas in the northern Yukon.

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.

Stewardship and management

Cooperative Management, Management Plan, commercial film and photography permits

How to get here

Contact us

Box 19
Old Crow YT  Y0B 1N0 

Phone number: 867-966-3622
Email address:

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday,
8:30 am to 5:00 pm (PST):
(867) 966-3622

John Tizya Centre
in Old Crow

Monday to Friday,
9:00am-12:00pm and


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