Tupirvik Territorial Park (campground) provides a great place to camp in Resolute Bay. Look for the signs from the airport to the site. Tupirvik Territorial Park has newly been developed and includes outhouse facilities, tent pads and fire pits. While in Resolute, you can hike along an old seabed rich with fossils dating back 400 million years, watch for whales in the bay. The Community was a critical junction along the Northwest Passage in the 18th and 19th centuries; and is named after the HMS Resolute, a British ship that was in search of the lost Franklin expedition.
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.
There are several ways to get to Resolute Bay. First Air operates flights from Iqaluit to Resolute Bay regularly through the week. During summer months, a second flight may also be available. Please check with the airline for schedules and schedule changes.
Tupirvik Territorial Park is only minutes from Resolute Bay Airport.
Where To Stay
If you do not wish to camp while in Resolute Bay, there are three hotel options.
Resolute Bay Hunters and Trappers Association can provide local information about the land, country food, and help arrange local outfitting.
High Arctic International Explorer Services
Nanuk Outfitting Ltd.
Known as Qausuittuq “place with no dawn”
Resolute is Canada’s second northernmost community (excluding military outposts)
According to the 2006 census, 229 people reside in Resolute