Pisuktinu Tunngavik Territorial Park (campground) provides a great place to camp while in Pangnirtung visiting the sites in and around the community including Auyuittuq National Park; Kekerten Park, one of the major cruise ship and educational destinations in Pangnirtung; as well as the HBC Blubber Station, the Uqqurmiut Centre and Weave Shop; the Angmarlik Visitor Centre, and other activities and highlights in Pangnirtung.
Pisuktinu Tunngavik has been expanded and relocated to include tent platforms, picnic facilities and privies. Currently there is an outhouse, 8 tent spots with various flooring (wooden platforms, sand & gravel, tent pads), and a group fire pit.
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.
The simplest way is to take a scheduled flight with First Air or Kenn Borek to Pangnirtung, which both fly regular schedules during the week throughout the year. It is always best to confirm these flight schedules before arrival.
Where To Stay
There is a couple options for staying in Pangnirtung. Pisuktinu Tunngavik Territorial Park also provides new campsite facilities including picnic tables, firepit and washrooms.
Trips to Kekerten are best arranged in Pangnirtung through the Angmarlik Visitor Centre in Pangnirtung – the best source of information to help you make the most of your visit. The Centre will also direct you to the different outfitters and services offered.
Kullualik Outfitting and Fishing Camp
Peter’s Expediting & Outfitting Services
Arts & Crafts
Visit the Uqqurmiut Centre to see vibrant arts and crafts from the community, or watch local carving and printmaking at the gallery or throughout the hamlet.
The Angmarlik Visitor’s Centre provides interpretation for Kekerten Territorial Park, the HBC Blubber Station, and the history of whaling in and around Kimmirut. Staff at the centre will also direct you to guides/outfitters, arrange walking tours of the town, and set up home-stays.
Angmarlik Visitor’s Centre