Sirmilik National Park

Amid an expansive landscape of glaciers, valleys and red-rock hoodoo spires, nesting seabirds crowd the cliffs of Bylot Island, high above icy waters teeming with narhwal and beluga whales. Sirmilik is an area rich in wildlife that has sustained Inuit for thousands of years.

Explore glaciers and hoodoos

Hike or ski through the diverse terrain of Bylot Island and the Borden Peninsula.

Sea kayak Oliver Sound

Paddle among icebergs listening for the sounds of narwhals and belugas.

Cooperative management

Learn how Inuit and Parks Canada work together to manage Sirmilik National Park.

Visiting Sirmilik National Park

Activities and experiences

Things to do, hiking, skiing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, 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 Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay.

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 Sirmilik National Park

Culture and history

Park history, Inuit culture, archaeological sites.

Stewardship and management

Cooperative management, plans and policies, permits and licenses, contact information.

How to get here

Contact Sirmilik National Park

General inquiries:
1-867-899-8092 (Pond Inlet 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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