Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

  • Auyuittuq National Park of Canada
  • Nunavut
Auyuittuq National Park

Auyuittuq National Park is located on Baffin Island. Auyuittuq means ‘the land that never melts’ in Inuktitut. A zig-zag skyline of craggy granite peaks and glittering glaciers overlooks tundra valleys and steep-walled fjords whose winding waterways teem with narwhal and ringed seals. Visitors can hike alongside icy, thundering streams and amid wildflower-dotted meadows. The park is home to Traverse Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor through a landscape of towering rock and a haven for experienced mountaineers and backcountry skiers. The park also houses Coronation Glacier, the largest outlet glacier of the Penny Ice Cap. The nearest towns are Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung.