Qausuittuq National Park

Qausuittuq, Inuktitut for “place where the sun doesn't rise”, is an area rich in natural and cultural heritage in Nunavut's High Arctic. Jointly managed by Inuit and Parks Canada, the park protects key habitat for Peary caribou.

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.

Visiting Qausuittuq National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, hiking, skiing, wildlife viewing, and backcountry camping.

Plan your visit

How to get to here, safety and guidelines, fees, and visitor information.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, safety information, visitor guidelines, and more.


Daily visitor fees, overnight camping, and annual backcountry passes.

Permits and licenses

Permits are required for operating a business, filming and commercial photography, research, and more.

About Qausuittuq National Park

Nature and science

Learn about Qausuittuq's climate, environment and wildlife.

Culture and history

This rich and awe-inspiring environment has sustained Inuit for thousands of years.

Stewardship and management

Cooperative management, plans and policies, park establishment history, and more.

How to get here

Contact Qausuittuq National Park

General inquiries:
1-867-975-4673 (Iqaluit office)
1-867-252-3000 (Resolute office)
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)

For emergencies within the park:

Hours of operation

Qausuittuq National Park is open year-round.


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