Ivvavik, meaning ‘a place for giving birth, a nursery,' in Inuvialuktun, the language of the Inuvialuit, is the first national park in Canada to be created as a result of an aboriginal land claim agreement. The park protects a portion of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and represents the Northern Yukon and Mackenzie Delta natural regions.

Featured things to do

Imniarvik
Imniarvik Fly-in Base Camp

Hear the stories and experience the culture of your Inuvialuit hosts. Explore the breathtaking mountain wilderness of Ivvavik National Park. Kick back and relax under the midnight sun at a comfortable Arctic base camp.

Randonnée pédestre - F.Mueller
Hiking

With its open terrain and abundant wildlife, Ivvavik is an ideal setting for an arctic hiking experience.

Excursions sur la rivière
River Trips

At the heart of Ivvavik National Park lies the Firth River, a world class whitewater river of exceptional beauty and diversity.

Getting here

P.O. Box 1840
Inuvik NT X0E 0T0

Hours of operation

Every day, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 867-777-8800
Fax: 867-777-8820
Email: inuvik.info@pc.gc.ca

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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