Qausuittuq National Park

Imagine a cluster of islands in a frozen sea, a home for the endangered Peary caribou, a traditional hunting and fishing area that has sustained Inuit of Resolute Bay since the time of their relocation in the 1950’s; Qausuittuq National Park is all of that and more.


One of Canada’s newest National Parks, Qausuittuq’s rolling tundra is home to the endangered Peary Caribou. The parks name, pronounced: Kow-soo-ee-took means, “place where the sun doesn’t rise” in Inuktitut, in reference to the fact that the sun stays below the horizon for several months in the winter at this latitude. Found north of the Northwest Passage on Bathurst Island, we are still exploring this park ourselves!

All activities

  • Bird watching
  • Whale watching
  • Ski touring
  • Hiking


Our protected areas are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

Breaking the law in a National Park or National Historic Site can result in consequences including evictions or tickets, or in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines.

View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations.


The park is best accessed from the beginning of July until mid-August. Mandatory registration is required by all visitors to the park.

Visitor services are available year-round, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, by calling 867-975-4673 or 1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)


Inuksugait Plaza II 1104-B (Green Building)

Box 278 Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0

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