Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Aulavik National Park

Effective April 1, 2022 anyone regardless of vaccine status can enter the NWT, and self-isolation plans are no longer required. For more information, visit

Aulavik National Park is one of the most isolated parks in North America, and rescue services and facilities are limited. It is important for visitors to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and capable of handling emergencies. Parks Canada has a search and rescue team based in Inuvik, however, rescue operations are dependent on weather, aircraft or staff availability. Response times could be anywhere from 1-2 days or more depending on the circumstances. Additionally, due to the impacts of COVID-19, rescue services are greatly reduced.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with territorial counterparts and co-operative management partners to keep all visitors, community members, and employees informed and safe.

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