Ukkusiksalik National Park

Travelling with dangerous goods on commercial airlines

We recommend bringing new, unused stoves and new, empty fuel canisters with you to avoid difficulties when travelling. Please keep these items in their original packaging and bring all receipts with you. You will likely also need to leave these items in the communities on your return trip home.

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 leave any unused fuel behind. White gas is readily available in the communities. Some compressed tanks may be available – contact local stores directly for more information. Outfitters in communities often accept leftover white gas.

Bear deterrents including bear spray and many noisemaking devices are strictly prohibited from travel on scheduled airplanes. Parks Canada has a limited number of bear deterrents that visitors can borrow; check with staff for availability. Visitors can also check with outfitters or stores to see if bear deterrents are available for purchase locally. If nothing is available locally, you may want to discuss the option of shipping them to yourself in the community where you begin your trip with Ukkusiksalik National Park staff.

Emergency medical travel and visitors to Nunavut

From the Government of Nunavut Department of Health:

If you are not a resident of Nunavut and you need medical travel during your time 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. You will need to make your own travel arrangements if you wish to return to the community you were visiting.

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

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