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Auyuittuq National Park

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Hard to get to but definitely worth it

I visited Auyuittuq National Park in July 2018. Given my limited wilderness experience, I decided... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Ana A
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Ottawa, Canada
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An epic experience with towering mountains, fierce winds, and cold temperatures. For people who are... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Ian A
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Called "the land that never melts," this reserve on Baffin Island covers nearly 32,000 square miles of ancient glaciers, spiny peaks and dramatic fjords.
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Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

I visited Auyuittuq National Park in July 2018. Given my limited wilderness experience, I decided to do a day hike in the park. Although I wasn't able to get very far into the park, I was still "awe"spired by the beautiful 360 degree vistas of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

An epic experience with towering mountains, fierce winds, and cold temperatures. For people who are comfortable winter camping off the grid, this is an awesome destination that you will not soon forget. Thanks to the Park staff in Pangnirtung who answered all of our questions.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 1 April 2016

get your back pack on, this is a amazing place so serene. The local guides which you need to have are very knowledgeable, very friendly and polite. I promise you this , you will have a blast.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank InuitArtGuru
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I been there and it was great so I want to go back to do the whole pass. Would you join me? SEE http://www.meetup.com/fr/newyorkmountaineering/events/225150975/ for details

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Stephane_Roberge
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We always wanted to hike this trail when we lived in the Arctic, but never had the time. You can easily go by boat to the Pang trail head and walk up for several hours to get a bit of a feel for the park...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Beautiful park with challenging terrain so carefully scrutinize your groups ability or consider hiring a guide/outfitter. A Map of the Akshayuk Pass can be purchased online or at the Park Office. The map includes plenty of helpful and interesting information. Take note that there are...More

Date of experience: August 2015
11  Thank Su S
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Chose Peter Kilabuk as a guide. He is very reliable and we had a unique experience scallop dragging. He was on time to pick us up after a long day in the Pass... The people at the Park office are great and very helpful.

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank andrewpY5918QX
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This place is utterly beautiful - it was extreme weather when we were camping, as low as -30 with wind chill, so be prepared! Best thing I have done!

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank EllaBellaB00
Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and I did a ten-day hike in Auyuittuq some years ago (prior to the date in the required drop-down window). This is a haunting, incredibly beautiful place that is well worth the effort. You will never forget it. Not without risk, especially if...More

Date of experience: July 2013
15  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I did Auyuittuq in July/Aug 2011. This is easily the best hike of my life. Pure wilderness, absolute solitude. I spent 8 days in the park and those were indeed one of the most memorable days of my life. If you want to experience this...More

Date of experience: July 2011
16  Thank AthmaGyaan
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Hello, I am new to this site so here is more meaningful post. I am plannning to do this wonderful trek from north to south next August. The best dates would be from the 8th until the 29th. I am planning to go for three... More
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Lee B
30 April 2015|
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The communities are all different. Iqaluit has a number of buildings, craft shops and interesting things to look at. However, to get a cultural understanding I would recommend either ( or both) a day with polar outfitters... More
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