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Auyuittuq National Park

Auyuittuq National Park was established in 1972. It was the first Canadian national park North of the Arctic Circle. 'Auyuittuq' is Inuit for 'the land that never melts. Auyuittuq's 19,707 square kilometres lies almost entirely within the Arctic Circle and the park's landscape has been entirely glacier-formed.

The park includes:

  • scenic fjords
  • glaciated mountains
  • rushing rivers
  • huge glaciers
  • the Penny Ice Cap

The Penny Ice Cap on Baffin Island in Auyuittuq Park is believed by many to be the birthplace of the last ice age.

The Arctic Circle passes through the park and is marked by an inukshuk that has been in many a tourist's photographs. You may see Schwarzenback Falls as you hiking to Mount Thor. Mount Thor is the largest uninterrupted cliff face in the world. It is a popular destination for rock climbers. The peak is at 105 degrees making and supports a vertical cliff face of nearly 1100 m., the longest in the world.

Whether you climb Auyuittuq's mountains, ski on its icefields or backpack through the Akshayuk Pass, it is a great spot to experience the magic of the Arctic.


Penny Ice Cap

Schwarzenback Falls in Auyuittuq Park

Mount Thor in Auyuittuq

Auyuittuq Park Entrance

The Auyuittuq Lodge
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