Auyuittuq National Park of Canada – Nunavut

Sweeping glaciers and polar sea ice meet jagged mountains in Auyuittuq National Park of Canada. Established in 1976, Auyuittuq – an Inuktitut word meaning “land that never melts” – protects 19,089 sq kms of glacier-scoured terrain. Located in the most eastern Arctic, on southern Baffin Island, the park includes the highest peaks of the Canadian Shield rock shelf, the Penny Ice Cap, marine shorelines along coastal fiords, and Akshayuk Pass, a traditional travel corridor used by the Inuit for thousands of years. Whether you wish to climb Auyuittuq’s rugged peaks, ski on its pristine icefields, or hike the scenic Akshayuk Pass, this park offers unique opportunities to experience the beauty and majesty of the Arctic.

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