Fossil Creek Trail

SummaryGetting ThereWhere To StayOutfitters/Guides

Fossil Creek has one of the best displays of fossils in Nunavut. Here, you can see the remains of life that is 450 million years old, and learn about the scientific theory and the remarkable geology that may have contributed to the formation of the fossil deposits on display in the creek. You will learn what scientists think the environment at Fossil Creek may have looked like in the past, and will be challenged to take part in “the Great Fossil Hunt” where you will search Fossil Creek for fossils that are among the most commonly identified in Nunavut.

Searching for fossils would require a Nunavut Paleontology Permit; the Department of Environment promotes visitors to look at fossils/archaeological sites, but to leave them alone.

History of the Area

No roads lead to Nunavut; our Territory is accessible only by air and sea.

First Air and Canadian North both fly regular daily schedules to Iqaluit from four main southern airline ‘hubs’: Ottawa, Montreal, and Edmonton (via Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet). Flights from Winnipeg (via Churchill and Rankin Inlet) are also available.

Kivalliq Air operates flights from Rankin Inlet to Coral Harbour throughout the week. Please contact the airline for schedule information and changes.

Esungark Co-operative Hotel
Tel: 867-925-9926
Fax : 867-925-8308

Leonie’s Place
Tel: 867-925-9751
Fax: 867-925-8606

Aiviit Hunters and Trappers Organization can provide local information about the land, country foods, local outfitters for sports hunts.
Tel: 867-925-8622
Fax: 867-925-8300

Appa Tours
Tel: 867-925-8802

E & E Outfitting
Tel: 867-925-8825

Kajjaarnaq Arctic Tours
Tel: 867-925-8366

Naturally Natural Boat Tours
Tel: 867-925-8846