Auyuittuq National Park

On southeastern Baffin Island in Nunavut, the towering peaks of the Akshayuk Pass overlook a natural corridor through a landscape of sprawling glaciers, steep fiords and winding river valleys. Rich in Inuit culture and history, Auyuittuq is “the land that never melts” in Inuktitut.

Explore the Akshayuk Pass

Hike, ski or snowshoe through this 100 kilometre-long natural corridor.

Cross the Arctic Circle

A guided snowmobile adventure from Pangnirtung to the Arctic Circle.

An inuksuk with an iceberg in the background.

Cooperative management

Learn how Inuit and Parks Canada work together to manage Auyuittuq.

Visiting Auyuittuq National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, hiking, skiing, climbing and mountaineering, guided trips, 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 Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq.

Tours and programs

Guided spring and summer day trips departing from Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq.

Local guides and outfitters

Arrange transportation to and from the park or book your trip with a guided group.

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, weather and wildlife safety, terrain hazards, search and rescue, visitor guidelines.


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

About Auyuittuq National Park

Nature and science

Conservation, research and monitoring, the environment, and protecting species.

Culture and history

Auyuittuq's rich human history dates back over 3,000 years.

Stewardship and management

Cooperative management, plans and policies, implementation updates, contact information.

How to get here

Contact Auyuittuq National Park

General inquiries:
867-473-2500 (Pangnirtung)
867-927-8834 (Qikiqtarjuaq)
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)

For emergencies within the park:

Hours of operation

The park is open year-round.
Park offices: Complete schedule


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