Auyuittuq National Park

Traveling with dangerous goods on commercial airlines

Transport Canada has several regulations regarding the transport of used stoves and fuel bottles. If you have any questions about these regulations please contact the inspector from your region.

To make your travel easier, we recommend buying your stove fuel in the community where you begin your trip and leaving any unused fuel behind at the end of your trip. White gas is readily available in the communities. Some compressed tanks may be available - contact stores directly for more information. Outfitters in both communities often accept leftover white gas.

We recommend bringing new, unused stoves and new, empty fuel canisters with you to avoid difficulties when travelling.
Bear deterrents and many noisemaking devices used to scare bears are strictly prohibited from travel on airplanes. These cannot be bought in Pangnirtung or Qikiqtarjuaq, and must be mailed in advance.

Emergency medical travel and visitors to Nunavut

From the Nunavut Department of Health website:

If you are not a resident of Nunavut and you need medical travel during your stay in the territory, you will be responsible for all medical travel costs.
Visitors needing medevac will be invoiced for the full cost of the flight.
No travel assistance is offered to visitors to return home in the event of an emergency. You will need to make your own travel arrangements.

The Department of Health suggests that you buy travel insurance before visiting Nunavut. Health care in Nunavut can be very expensive. Be prepared for emergencies.

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