30 Epic Places To Visit In Northern Canada In 2024 (+ Map!)

Are you looking for the most amazing places to visit in Northern Canada? This is a guide to what I believe to be the must-visit places in Northern Canada, including cities, small settlements, and national parks!

Northern Canada covers a vast area, where adventurers can visit places rarely frequented by tourists and see some of the world’s best untouched nature.

Northern Lights over Northern Canada
Epic Places To Visit In Northern Canada

Inland, the scenery is dominated by the open expanse of Arctic Tundra, where caribou herds gather in huge numbers traversing to new feeding grounds throughout the seasons.

Glaciers reach their final destination along the coastal edges as they calve huge icebergs into the ocean. Around these coastal areas during summer, you can find polar bears waiting for winter and the return of the sea ice they need to hunt.

The further north you go, the more inaccessible the land becomes, with much of the land consisting of large islands and small communities that remain isolated for large portions of the year.

A polar bear in Northern Canada
Polar bears wander the frozen edges of Northern Canada

The more accessible areas of Northern Canada also offer an incredible sense of adventure as you hike to amazing vistas, learn about the history of the Indigenous people, or take to the water on one of the long and winding rivers.

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Getting Around Northern Canada

Given the vastness of Northern Canada, getting between places can be very challenging. Before embarking on your trip, a thorough plan will be needed if you intend to visit multiple areas in one trip, especially if you plan to travel during the winter.

Car

There are road networks connecting many of the towns and settlements in Northern Canada. However, in the Nunavut Province, there are no roads between settlements and they cannot be reached by car.

A long road through northern Canada
The perfect road for an epic road trip!

Journeys by car can be long and take multiple days with drivers needing to cover huge distances before reaching their intended destination.

During the winter, main highways and roads will be partially maintained, although winter storms can cause road closures with little warning.

Train

There are a few train routes throughout Arctic Canada, which offer a scenic and relaxing way to travel through the country. For some places like Churchill, the train is the only alternative to a flight.

Traveling by train can be somewhat slow and the trains are not always on time with massive delays built up as they make their way to the final station.

Train in northern Canada
The trains are slow, but the scenery is epic

Some train lines also only operate during the short summer before snow arrives and interrupts service.

Boat

The easiest way to visit the coastal areas and high north is often by dedicated cruises that will take you between settlements in the most inaccessible areas of Northern Canada.

Plane

The quickest and often only way to explore many of the amazing places to visit in Northern Canada is by plane.

A plane landing on the snow
In winter you have to improvise when it comes to airports!

There are a few scheduled routes that connect the larger settlements in the Arctic, while the smaller settlements will all have an airstrip that is serviced by small regional airlines. Flights to these harder-to-reach areas can be very expensive.

In this guide, I have listed some amazing places to visit in Northern Canada. If you feel I have left out your favorite place, please leave a comment below!

Amazing places to visit in Northern Canada

1. Churchill

Churchill is a small town found on Hudson Bay in the far north of Canada. Dubbed the polar bear capital of the world, the town is extremely popular with wildlife enthusiasts.

Reached by plane or train, you’ll spend most of your time in search of polar bears and beluga whales, both of which migrate to the area every year.

Between October and November is the best time to spot polar bears as they gather on the tundra, occasionally landing themselves in the town’s famous polar bear jail.

A polar bear taking a break
Doing all he can to avoid jail time in Churchill

In summer, you can spot beluga whales and polar bears near Baffin Island. If you stay at Lazy Bear Lodge, you can join one of their many wildlife tours.

Their whale and polar bear boat tour allows tourists to get up close to both species while also having the opportunity to spot the Pacific Loon, Arctic Hare, and Arctic Fox. Lazy Bear also has a winter northern lights expedition for those visiting between September and April.

When you’re not admiring the wildlife, head to the Insanitaq Museum – a museum dedicated to the region’s Inuit culture.

2. Tuktoyaktuk

Tukoyaktuk is an Inuvialuit hamlet located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean at the tip of the Northwest Territories and is best known for its rich history and culture.

In summer, around late June, tourists in the hamlet can enjoy a swim in Arctic waters, and experience Inuvialuit cultures and traditions. You can meet some of the locals at the souvenir shop, where you can buy handicrafts and try muktuk (whale skin and fat).

Arctic Ocean Sign on the coast
Reaching the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk

You should also wander around the town to take a look at the old Inuvialuktun houses. Keep your eyes peeled for the small church, cemetery, and the Our Lady of Lourdes Ship.

In winter, you can explore the town and try traditional foods on a family-friendly dog sled and snowmobile tour with Noksana Mushing, and look out for the Northern Lights and migrating caribou.

3. Pingo National Landmark

Pingo National Landmark is a stunning natural area that protects eight pingos (unique arctic landforms, formed by permafrost pushing the land up to create small hills) near Tuktoyaktuk.

Accessible via the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway all year round, most tourists travel to the area to spot wildlife, paddle, and hike.

A Pingo
Pingos are unique natural Arctic landmarks

One of the main attractions is the Ibyuk Pingo, the world’s second-tallest pingo. I recommend visiting in summer when river cruises visit the area. Winter can be a difficult time to explore because snowmobiles aren’t permitted in the area. The best way to visit the pingos is by walking along the boardwalk.

You can rent a canoe from the Day Use Area beach, paddle towards the boardwalk, and get up close to the volcano-like formations. Keep your eyes peeled for Arctic Fox during your visit!

4. Whitehorse

In the summer, fill your days in Whitehorse canoeing along the Yukon River and hiking at Miles Canyon. One of my favorite hikes in Miles Canyon is the Millennium Trail.

This 15 km (9.3 mi) loop follows the river and canyon, allowing you to take in the most scenic views. When you’re not exploring the great outdoors, learn more about the city in one of the museums.

Aurora dancing over Whitehorse
The northern lights shimmering over Whitehorse

The MacBride Museum of Yukon History is home to 40,000 objects related to Yukon history, while the S.S Klondike National Historic Site lets visitors explore one of Canada’s last steam-powered paddle-wheelers

In winter, you’ll be treated to 24-hour skiing trails and exhilarating snowmobile tours. After a busy day, kick back at Takhini Hot Pools!

5. Yellowknife

Yellowknife is a vibrant city with a popular arts and culture scene. It doesn’t matter if you visit the city in winter or summer- you’ll find lots of interesting things to do.

I recommend visiting the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center and the Old Town to learn more about the city’s history.

The Yellowknife City Tour will take you to some of the most amazing spots in and around the city, including the Pilots Monument for a spectacular view over the city and out to Great Slave Lake.

Sled dogs ready to run
There is no better way to explore the Arctic than by dog sled!

If you want to explore Yellowknife’s picturesque surroundings, hit up the Frame Lake Trail. This is a popular 5.3 km (3.29 mi) circular hiking and snowshoeing trail that offers solitude and gorgeous views of Frame Lake.

If you’d prefer to see more of Yellowknife’s arts and crafts, be sure to visit Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts, where you’ll find regular workshops, events, and craft markets.

In the evening, tuck into a refreshing locally brewed beer and some food at NWT Brewing! I suggest having their Bug Repellent IPA, a beautiful 7% IPA that aspires to keep the mosquitoes away or at least help you tolerate them!

6. Iqaluit

If you love the outdoors, you’ll quickly fall in love with Iqaluit and its all-year-round activities.

In winter, Frobisher Bay becomes a popular kite-skiing and snowmobile playground. Mad Dog Expeditions will help you get to grips with the thrilling world of kite-skiing! In spring and summer, the city is better known for its kayaking, boating, and even diving opportunities.

sunsetting over Iqaluit
The pink skies of winter are one of my favorite things about the Arctic

You can book boating tours, dog sledding trips, and other outdoor activities at the Unikkarvik Visitor Center. If you like to hike, tackle the 40-minute walk to Niaqunngut (Apex) for epic views of the hills and ancient Hudson Bay buildings.

If you’re not an adrenaline junkie, you can keep your feet firmly on the ground in the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum instead. Here, you can observe traditional Inuit tools, artifacts, and clothes.

7. Hay River

Hay River is a picturesque town that sits on the South Shore of Great Slave Lake. Your first stop should be the Visitor Information Center, where you can learn more about the area’s history and admire local artwork.

If you visit in summer, you should head to Fisherman’s Wharf. This lively market serves up fresh produce, freshly caught Slave Lake fish, and local arts and crafts. After that, visit the Hay River Museum to learn about North America’s first diamond mine.

A huge waterfall
South of Hay River you will find the impressive Alexandra Falls

In summer, you can also head out on a boat tour in search of eagles and pelicans. Alternatively, visit in winter and participate in a wildlife tour that searches for Arctic foxes and coyotes!

In winter, you can camp under the stars in the hope of spotting the northern lights and try your luck at ice fishing. Great Slave Lake Tours offers all of these experiences and more!

8. Inuvik

Inuvik is a town that serves as a gateway to the Mackenzie River, Dempster Highway, and the Western Arctic wilderness.

Popular attractions such as the Igloo Church, the Midnight Sun Mosque (the world’s most northernmost mosque), and the Aurora Research Institute draw in tourists all year round.

In winter, I recommend meeting up with the Inuvik Ski Club, where you can go cross-country skiing. The small ski club on the top of the world is a non-profit organization that works to maintain several short cross-country skiing trails around the Inuvik.

The tundra around Inuvik
The expanse of the Arctic wilderness surrounding Inuvik

The Boot Lake trail is popular in winter and summer. This 3 km (1.84 mi) looped trail is perfect for hiking, running, and snowshoeing, and it offers panoramic views of the surrounding forest and lake.

If you want to learn more about the town and its Inuit culture, plan your visit during the Great Northern Arts Festival, which celebrates Arctic Canadian Indigenous art, culture, and music.

9. Rankin Inlet

Serving as a gateway to the North, Rankin Inlet is best known for its Inuit culture and mining history.

It doesn’t matter if you visit in winter or summer- you’ll want to spend your time exploring the cultural attractions in the town. My favorite is the Matchbox Gallery, which was founded by local artists and displays Inuit fine arts and ceramics. Take the time to visit the Inukshuk rock monument, too.

A monument in Rankin Inlet
An impressive Inuksuk landmark

If you visit in May, you can join in the local Pakallak Tyme celebrations. You can expect community feasts, talent shows, and snowmobile races.

In summer, explore Iqalugaarjuup Nunange Territorial Park on foot. Here, you’ll find an archeological site called Qamaviniqtalik. Qamaviniqtalik features old ‘sod’ houses from ancient Inuit cultures.

10. Arviat

Arviat is one of the most southerly accessible Inuit communities in Nunavut and is surrounded by a stunning rolling tundra teeming with wildlife.

You’ll probably want to spend most of your time searching for the various animals that call the area home. October and November are the peak times for spotting polar bears near Arviat.

Arviat covered in snow
A snow covered Arviat

On a dogsled tour, you’ll have the opportunity to travel across the tundra in search of the bears and Arctic foxes. You might even be able to spot beluga whales in Hudson Bay as you travel. You can enquire about these tours at the visitor center!

Every fall, Arviat hosts the Inuumariit Music Festival to celebrate indigenous people. You can also learn about the local people in summer by visiting the Arvia’juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site, which is the summer home of the ancient Paallirmiut people.

11. Fort Smith

Fort Smith is a town steeped in history and natural beauty. When you’re not learning more about the town’s history in the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Center, you’ll be out in the wilderness, exploring Canada’s largest national park (Wood Buffalo National Park).

Thanks to the town’s Dark Sky Preserve, you have a great opportunity to spot the aurora borealis! Spend the night at Andrew Lake Lodge and you might just catch a glimpse.

In summer, Fort Smith is a great place to try something new. You can hike the Wood Buffalo Salt Plains trail for epic vistas, race along the Salt River South Loop mountain bike trail, and even take to the river rapids in a canoe.

As you explore the region, keep your eyes peeled for the resident bison!

12. Behchokǫ̀

Behchokǫ̀ is a charming community located at the point where Great Slave Lake’s North Arm connects with Marian Lake. If you’re looking for a wider range of activities, this town is the place for you!

Here, you’ll find paddling excursions, winter activities, Arctic wildlife, and maybe even the northern lights.

A lake outside of Behchokǫ̀
Behchokǫ̀ is stunning in the summer

In winter, you can ride a dogsled, try your hand at ice fishing, and sit under the stars by a campfire waiting for the aurora to make an appearance. You can also wander around Kieron’s Island, which becomes a winter wonderland with bright lights and decorations.

In summer, you can take to the water in a canoe and explore North Arm Territorial Park – a popular place to view Great Slave Lake.

13. Baker Lake

Baker Lake is a small hamlet in the Kivalliq Region famed for its internationally renowned artists and impressive natural surroundings. Outdoor enthusiasts who visit Baker Lake enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, canoeing, and wildlife watching.

The hamlet is the closest Kivalliq community to Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary. In summer, you can explore the sanctuary by canoe. This Thelon River Canoeing tour will allow you to potentially spot grizzly bears, wolves, and falcons.

In winter, you can explore Baker Lake by snowmobile or snowshoes instead! In the hamlet, don’t forget to visit the Jessie Oonark Arts and Crafts Center. This art studio sells local carvings and jewelry and offers an insight into printmaking and sewing.

14. Dawson City

History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting Dawson City, a lively town that was once a base during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush. All year, visitors can see several vibrant preserved frontier-style buildings, most of which sit in the Dawson Historical Complex.

Here, you can learn all about the town’s history and observe a vintage sternwheeler (S.S. Keno). You can also explore the Klondike Goldfields and the Gold Rush theater.

Dawson city sitting along the banks of the Yukon
The trees almost mimic the sought after gold of the Klondike era

You can learn more about the area and Klondike history at the Dawson City Museum. However, during the winter months, you will need to make an appointment to visit the museum.

In summer, the 5 km (3.1 mi) Midnight Dome Viewpoint hike will provide you with the best views of Dawson City. After, settle down at Dawson Lodge, where you can pay for a luxurious spa session.

15. Igloolik

With a name like Igloolik, which translates to ‘there is a house here,’ you probably wouldn’t expect much from this Inuit hamlet, but you’d be mistaken!

Igloolik is a historical hamlet with a mix of cultures that date back 4,000 years. One of the best experiences you can have in the hamlet is meeting with the elders and riding on a dog sled. There is something incredibly freeing about racing across the frozen land with a team of dogs!

With summer comes a wide range of activities. You can experience the Rockin’ Walrus Arts Festival, watch Artcirq –  the only Inuit circus troupe in the world, and head out on a boat tour in search of beluga whales, killer whales, and polar bears.

16. Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay is the largest settlement on Victoria Island. The biggest attraction in Cambridge Bay is Ovayuk Territorial Park, which is named after a 200-meter (656-foot) mountain.

You can pick up a guidebook that details 20km (12.4 miles) of hiking trails in the park at the Arctic Coast Visitor Centre, where you can also learn about local flora and fauna.

A shipwreck near Cambridge Bay
One of Roald Amundsen’s boats wrecked close to Cambridge Bay

The Ovayok Trail is a popular 5.5km (3.4-mile) walk that leads up to the summit of the mountain. From the top, you’ll be blessed with panoramic views in every direction.

There are plenty of things to look at in the town all year round too, including the Old Stone Church, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, and buying locally sourced meats at Kitikmeot Foods Ltd (I recommend picking up some of their musk ox burgers).

17. Pond Inlet

Situated near scenic fjords, glaciers, and mountains, Pond Inlet is well known for its wildlife, primarily narwhals.

A Narwhal and Polar Bear Tour will see you travel to the floe edge in search of the unicorns of the sea and polar bears. You might also spot Arctic foxes, caribou, and wolves.

An iceberg off the coast Pond Inlet
The glaciers around Pond Inlet birth immense icebergs

Throughout the year, tourists also visit Pond Inlet to explore Sirmilik National Park. The shorter Bylot Island hiking trails are perfect for beginners. At times, igloo-building workshops have taken place in the park, so keep your eyes peeled!

In winter the night sky is alive with the shimmering and dancing of the northern lights!

18. Pangnirtung

Pangnirtung is another small hamlet situated on Baffin Island, so don’t be surprised when you come across snow-capped mountain ranges, glaciers, and enormous icebergs here, too!

Most outdoor enthusiasts consider Pangnirtung to be the gateway to Auyuittuq National Park, so you will most likely want to spend most of your time hiking. In summer, you can easily hike in the national park, and the Akshayuk Pass is a popular destination.

The edge of Pangnirtung
A remote house on the coast of Pangnirtung

This 100 km (62 mi) natural corridor features winding river valleys, vast glaciers, and sprawling fjords. In winter, you can use snowshoes or cross-country skis to explore the area.

A less taxing attraction is the Uqqurmiut Centre For Arts & Crafts, which features a tapestry studio, a craft gallery, and a print shop.

19. Kinngait

Kinngait is found at the southern tip of Baffin Island and is best known for its carving, printmaking, and drawings. Better still, the area is surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes and wildlife such as caribou, walruses, and beluga whales.

West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative is the best venue to visit if you want to admire the work of Inuit artists. You’ll find the most amazing works of art here.

A view over Kinngait
A wintery view over Kinngait

If you want to explore the surroundings and look out for wildlife, hike one of the many well-trodden Dorset Island or Mallikjuaq Island trails. You could tackle the Kinngait Mountain trail if you’re looking for a challenge!

If you’re searching for some luxury, make sure you stay at Dorset Suites!

20. Kugluktuk

Found near the mouth of the Coppermine River, Kugluktuk is the place to go if you seek unique experiences and a culturally rich getaway.

In summer, take to the Coppermine River in a kayak, canoe, or raft to travel from Kugluktuk to the picturesque Bloody Falls.

Other activities include fishing and hiking. The 13 km (8 mi) Bloody Falls Trail is very popular. Along this trail, there’s a chance of spotting migrating caribou and bald eagles.

In winter, visitors tend to explore by snowmobile. Speaking of snowmobiles, in April, there is a festival called ‘Nattiq Frolics,’ which features snowmobile races and traditional Inuit games.

I recommend learning more about Inuit traditions with a visit to the Kugluktuk Heritage Visitor Centre, where you’ll find cultural performances, local arts and crafts, and a gallery.

21. Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven is the only settlement on King William Island in Nunavut and is most commonly associated with the Northwest Passage.

Therefore, in winter and summer, you’ll likely spend most of your time exploring the Northwest Passage Territorial Trail. This trail is a popular walking trail/tour that offers historical information about European explorers and their quest to discover the Northwest Passage.

An Inukshuk on the edge of Gjoa Haven
An Inukshuk on the edge of Gjoa Haven

You’ll pass through the community and learn all about how the Inuit people interacted with famous explorers like Amundsen. Key highlights include the old Hudson Bay Company Trading Post and Amundsen’s Cairn.

The Nattilik Heritage Center and its unique exhibitions will teach you more about the Inuits!

22. Naujaat

Naujaat is an Aivilingmiut community famed for its direct descendants of the Thule people, who specialize in dog sledding and walrus hunting. However, it’s Ukkusiksalik National Park and polar bears that draw tourists in.

The park is a 15-minute plane ride away from Naujaat and the journey can also be made by dog sled/snowmobile (October to June) and boat (spring and summer). Tourists are recommended to hire an expert local from Repulse Bay to visit the park.

On a hiking or boating tour, you might see grizzly and polar bears, caribou, bowhead whales, and the famous seagull colony.

In Naujaat, pay the graveyard and Arctic Circle Monument a visit, and admire the Inuit artwork made by locals!

23. Grise Fiord

Grise Fiord is one of three hamlets on Ellesmere Island. With a population of less than 200, this is the place to come if you seek solitude.

While there isn’t as much to do as in other places, you can still enjoy plenty of activities. At Grise Fiord Lodge, you can organize hiking trips to nearby ice caps and glaciers, ride a dog sled or snowmobile, and witness Arctic wildlife on a boating trip.

The shore line of Grise Fiord with icebergs and mountains
Taking a polar plunge in Grise Fiord is only for the brave!

In spring and summer, visitors regularly spot beluga whales, walruses, and polar bears.

Thanks to the lack of light pollution, the cold winter nights are perfect for northern lights hunting too!

24. Clyde River

Clyde River is jam-packed with Inuit culture and impressive peaks of the Baffin Mountains. There are 10 magnificent fjords found nearby including Sam Fjord, which in spring and summer becomes a hugely popular climbing spot.

If you want to go deeper into the fjords, hire a local guide. All year, they will take you further into the wilderness in search of the best scenery and wildlife, all while telling you more about the region’s ancient history.

Wildlife you could spot includes narwhals, polar bears, and caribou. After that, head back to the settlement and learn more about the local people at the Piqqusilirivvik Inuit Cultural School. Here, you can get to know Inuit elders and observe local traditions.

25. Quttinirpaaq National Park

On Ellesmere Island, you’ll also find Quttinirpaaq National Park – Canada’s second-largest national park. Unfortunately, the park is quite hard to access and is home to muskox and polar bears, so visitors are advised to arrive in spring and summer by aircraft or cruise ship.

Alternatively, contact one of the nearby hamlet offices to discuss a local outfitter taking you on a trip near the park.

An Arctic hare taking shelter
The wilds of Ellesmere Island are home to plenty of animals including the Arctic hare

This 18-day Backpacking Tour visits the national park. It includes day hikes, camping, and the best sights the park has to offer.

You’ll venture off the beaten path in search of tall mountains, ice shelves, hanging glaciers, and Arctic Wildlife like polar bears and caribou.

26. Arctic Bay

Arctic Bay is a traditional Inuit community found on the northwest side of Baffin Island. Sitting on a gravel beach on Adam’s Sound, this hamlet is an important habitat for nesting Arctic seabirds such as snow geese, thick-billed murres, and kittiwakes.

If you visit Arctic Bay in spring, you can watch the Nunavut Quest – a 400km dog sledding race around Nunavut. Alternatively, you could visit between July and September and head out on an Arctic Ocean Tour.

Highlights of a tour like this include narwhals, polar bears, St. Georges Society Cliffs, and icebergs.

The Qimatuligvik Heritage Organization (open all year) is a great venue to learn more about local Inuit culture. Here, you’ll find traditional clothes, crafts, and carved walrus tusks.

27. Qikiqtarjuaq

The village of Qikiqtarjuaq can be found on Broughton Island. Commonly referred to as the iceberg capital of Nunavut, this small hamlet is loved for its marine life and proximity to Auyuittuq National Park.

The sun setting through an Inukshuk
The setting sun shining through an Inukshuk on the coast of Qikiqtarjuaq

In summer, the landscape comes to life with blooming wildflowers. This is the perfect time for Arctic hiking. Some tourists decide to do the Auyuittuq Traverse Hike that starts or ends in Qikiqtarjuaq.

Along this 97 km (60.27 mi) trail, you can see glaciers, icebergs, polar bears, and beluga whales. You’ll also pass the rarely-seen northern section of Owl River. In winter, it is possible to tackle sections of this trail using cross-country skis!

28. Resolute

On Cornwallis Island, you can find the Inuit settlement of Resolute, an area famed for its Inuit hunters and outdoor activities.

In September, the dog sledding season starts, with local experts offering tours under the stars. During a dog sledding trip, you can learn more about the Inuit’s relationship with dog sledding and potentially spot the northern lights.

From April to August, the 24-hour sunshine gives you plenty of time for wildlife watching. Between April and May, local guides can safely guide you onto the sea ice in an attempt to spot walruses, seals, and occasionally polar bears.

While in Resolute, check out the Tudjaat Co-op too. It’s a great place to buy local handcrafted items.

29. Wapusk National Park

Wapusk National Park is an 11,475-square-kilometer (4,430-square-mile) wilderness area featuring Arctic tundra, boreal forest, and one of the largest protected polar bear maternity denning habitats in the world.

A mother polar bear with her two cubs
Wapusk National Park is one of the most important places for polar bear mothers in Northern Canada

As such, visits to the park are typically done by licensed tour operators. A reliable tour operator that offers tours of Wapusk is Wat’Chee Expeditions. Based at a lodge adjacent to the park, this local tour company offers eco-tours from February to March.

Thanks to a rare park permit, visitors can get 100 meters (328 feet) away from polar bears. On the Polar Bear/Aurora Eco Tour, visitors are almost guaranteed to spot polar cubs and their mothers. At night, you might just see the aurora borealis too!

Auyuittuq National Park

Dubbed ‘the land that never melts,Auyuittuq National Park is a sprawling natural corridor consisting of large fjords, winding river valleys, and mesmerizing glaciers.

Auyuittuq is the most accessible national park in Nunavut, making it a popular destination in winter and summer. Throughout the year, tourists flock to the park to hike and ski along the Akshayuk Pass.

A mountain lake in Auyuittuq National Park
Summit Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Auyuittuq National Park

I recommend the hike to Summit Lake. At 420 meters (1,378 feet) above sea level, this picturesque peak is surrounded by granite towers that will make you feel small.

In summer, you could head out on a Summer Adventure with Kool Runnings, which offers camping expeditions and boat trips that explore the glaciers and search for polar bears.

In winter, they also have epic customizable dog sledding expeditions that let you control the trip.

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