Plan your visit

Sirmilik National Park

Sirmilik National Park is located in Nunavut next to the communities of Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay. Commercial flights are available year-round to both communities. The park can be reached by boat or snowmobile with a licensed outfitter and the best times to visit are in spring and summer. There are no facilities, services or campgrounds in the park. Visitors must be experienced and self-reliant. Contact us for guidance when planning your trip.

Hours of operation

Hours of operation and contact information for the Parks Canada office in Pond Inlet.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Types of accommodations, backcountry camping, where to stay in Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay.


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

Brochures and publications

Visitor information package, polar bear safety guide, and topographic maps information.

Safety and guidelines

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

Permits and licenses

Business licenses, filming and commercial photography, research, firearms, drones, and more.

Local guides and outfitters

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

Local attractions and tourism

Visitor information, local stores, cultural centres, art and crafts, and more.


Seasonal weather, best times of year to visit, and current local conditions.

How to get here

How to get here


Pond Inlet office

P.O. Box 300
Pond Inlet, NU X0A 0S0




To Iqaluit, Nunavut

Iqaluit is the hub for air traffic in Nunavut. Canadian North offers direct flights to Iqaluit from Ottawa, Montreal and Yellowknife.

To Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay from Iqaluit

Canadian North offers scheduled flights from Iqaluit to both Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay. Kenn Borek Air offers chartered flights to Pond Inlet.

To Sirmilik National Park

Travel to and from Sirmilik National Park can be arranged with local outfitters from either Pond Inlet or Arctic Bay. Outfitters will take you to and from the park by boat or snowmobile, depending on the season.

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