Quttinirpaaq National Park

Quttinirpaaq National Park is a national park on the northeastern corner of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada.

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Gull Glacier in Tanquary Fiord
Tanquary Fiord, showing confluence of Air Force River, Rollrock River and Macdonald River
River Beauty and Ekblaw Lake
Confluence of Scylla and Charybdis Glaciers
British Empire Range, in the north of Tanquary Fiord

Quttinirpaaq National Park covers an area of 37,775 km² (14,585 sq mi), which is larger than Taiwan. It is the second largest park in Canada, after Wood Buffalo National Park.

In Inuktitut, Quttinirpaaq means “top of the world”.

Parks Canada maintains warden stations and gravel air strips at Tanquary Fiord Airport, Lake Hazen and Ward Island. Tanquary Fiord and Lake Hazen are the main access points for tourists. Beyond these warden stations, there are no facilities within the park.

In 2004, the park was one of nine sites added to Canada’s tentative list of potential World Heritage Sites.

Contact the park office +1 867-975-4673, toll-free: 1-888-773-8888, or email: nunavut.info@pc.gc.ca

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