Things to do
Though remote, Auyuittuq is the most accessible of the Nunavut parks; fiords allow boat and snowmobile travel from nearby Inuit communities and its wild interior is reachable via Akshayuk Pass. While it is a place of moderate to extreme adventure for hikers, skiers and mountain climbers tackling vertical walls like Thor Peak, its raw beauty can also be experienced on a spring snowmobile day-trip to the Arctic Circle or short summer hike to Ulu Peak.
Follow Akshayuk Pass, a natural corridor between towering mountains and ice fields, from one side of the park to the other. Or take a shorter return trek to Summit Lake with its views of Auyuittuq National Park’s glaciers and peaks.
Cruise up a fiord and hike an easy, guided route to the base of Ulu Peak in Auyuittuq, experiencing the grandeur of the mountainous park on a day trip from Pangnirtung.
Experience Summary: Rope up and tackle the world’s tallest cliff face on Thor Peak, a sheer 1,675 metre (5,495 foot) vertical climbing experience that is one of Auyuittuq National Park’s signature extreme adventures.