If you’ve already started wondering “Will I get to see some mountains in Nunavut?”, rest assured: Nunavut is blessed with some of the most stunning peaks and glaciers in the world.
Some of the best places to veer off the tourist track and explore Nunavut’s untamed wilderness are the national parks. Choose your next destination from five pristine landmarks: Auyuittuq, Sirmilik, Quttinirpaaq, Qausuittuq, and Ukkusiksalik National Parks. Each of them is very remote and with their own unparalleled charms.
From Mount Thor featuring the Earth’s largest vertical drop at 4,101 ft (1,250 m), to the world’s biggest flock of greater snow geese and white, tumbling glaciers tucked away in the polar desert, Nunavut’s national parks will make you tremble with excitement. Most interestingly, these outrageously picturesque territories are fairly unexplored, meaning there are plenty of hidden gems for you to discover.
Auyuittuq, Sirmilik, Quttinirpaaq National Parks are the most popular options and invite visitors to cross the Arctic Circle, wander together with caribou or simply contemplate some of the world’s most phenomenal nature at a remote campsite. If you’re looking to experience isolation at its most extreme, Qausuittuq and Ukkusiksalik National Parks will be a silent sanctuary, but be prepared: it’s a harsh and rugged world out there.