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Nunavut Parks

Nunavut Parks are essential to the quality of life for Nunavummiut. They are unique places in their cultural and natural heritage that inspire and sustain the spirit.


About Nunavut Parks

Nunavut Parks are land areas that represent Nunavut’s unique past and present nature and culture.
Nunavut Parks are community supported protected areas and reflect what is important to Nunavummiut and are favourite places to go fishing and camping, berry picking, walking, or to relax and heal. These are places where we go with our families and want to share with visitors to Nunavut.

Territorial Parks Act Consultations

The Territorial Parks Act is being rewritten, and the Government of Nunavut wants to hear from you!


Featured Parks

Katannilik Territorial Park is known as “the place of waterfalls.” Beautiful waterfalls run down the walls of the park’s valleys and drain into Kuujjuaq, or the Soper River. The lower section of this river widens into Tasiujarjuaq, or Soper Lake. At Soper Lake, there is a set of reversing waterfalls. This means that at high tide, water flows up the falls!

Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park is located about 8 kilometres outside of Rankin Inlet. The park’s Inuktitut name means “the land around the river of little fish.” The park can be reached by a gravel road in the summer and by snowmobile in the winter. Iqalugaarjuk, or the Meliadine River, runs through this park.

Ovayok Territorial Park is located 16 kilometres east of Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island.

The park is defined by three tall mountains. One of these is Ovayok Mountain, which is 200 metres high.

One of the legends of the park includes the story of three giants named Ovayok, Inuuhuktuq, and Amatok.

Heritage Rivers


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