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.

Please note that the Resolute Bay Parks Canada Office will be closed as of June 14, 2024. The new office, located on the second floor of the old Co-op Hotel will open August 6, 2024. Call 867-222-0825 to contact Resolute Bay staff.

ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᓯᖅᕕᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖓ ᒪᑐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᕙᓂ `ᔪᓂ 14, 2024. ᓄ`ᑕᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᒃ, ᐃᓂᒋᓂᐊᓕᖅᑕᖓ ᖁ`ᓚᓂ ᓇᑎᕐᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᑐᔪᕐᒥᕕᕕᓂᐊᓂ ᒪᑐᐃ`ᓚᖅᑐᖅ `ᐊᒋᓯ 6, 2024−ᒥ. ᐅ`ᖃᓚᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ 867-222-0825 ᖃᐅᔨᔪᒪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ.

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.

Cooperative management

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.

How to get here

Contact Quttinirpaaq National Park

General inquiries:
1-867-975-4673 (Iqaluit 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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Sirmilik National Park

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Ukkusiksalik National Park

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