Quttinirpaaq National Park
Parc national Quttinirpaaq

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Inuktitut for “land at the top of the world”, Quttinirpaaq is Canada’s northernmost national park. Its sprawling tundra is enriched by jagged black peaks and massive glaciers. Herds of muskoxen and Peary caribou roam this vast landscape where archaeological sites date back thousands of years.

Quttinirpaaq, "terre au sommet du monde" en inuktitut, est le parc national le plus au nord du Canada. Sa toundra tentaculaire est enrichie de pics noirs déchiquetés et de glaciers massifs. Des bœufs musqués et des caribous de Peary parcourent ce vaste paysage aux sites archéologiques millénaires.

Source: Parks Canada Website (2022)

Established: 1988

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Management Documents

Management Plan / Management Plan (Inuktitut) / Plan directeur (Parks Canada, 2009)

Management Plan / Management Plan (Inuktitut) / Plan directeur (Parks Canada, 2023)

State of Park Assessment / State of Park Assessment (Inuktitut) / Évaluation de l'état (Parks Canada, 2018)

Historical Documents

2008 Environmental Investigation and Remediation of Contamination at Quittinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut (©Environmental Science Group for Parks Canada, March 2009)

Arctic Plants Produce Vastly Different Numbers of Flowers in Three Contrasting Years at Lake Hazen, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada (Zoe A. Panchen, extract from The Canadian Field-Naturalist, Vol. 130 No. 1, 2016, ©The Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club)

Bathymetry and Sediment Geochemistry of Lake Hazen (Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut) (G. Köck, D. Muir, F. Yang, X. Wang, C. Talbot, N. Gantner and D. Moser, extract from Arctic, Vol. 65 No. 1, March 2012)

Biological Data of Arctic Char, Salvelinus alpinus, from Heintzelman Lake, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut (Parks Canada, 2009)

Biological Data of Arctic Char, Salvelinus alpinus, from Lake Hazen, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut, 1958-2001 (Parks Canada, 2007)

Chemical Analyses of Water from Lakes and Streams in Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut, 2001-2008 (Parks Canada, 2009)

Ecological Risk Assessment at a Northern Historical Site — Fort Conger, Ellesmere Island (Tamsin Laing, Iris Koch, Barbara Zeeb, Ken Reimer and Margaret Bertulli, undated)

Micro-PIXE Analysis of Arctic Char, Salvelinus alpinus, Otoliths from Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut (Parks Canada, 2002)

Parasite Community of Arctic Char, Salvelinus alpinus, from Lake Hazen and Craig Lake, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut / Communauté de parasites de l'omble chevalier, Salvelinus alpinus, du lac Hazen et du lac Craig, parc national du Canada de Quttinirpaaq (Nunavut) (Parks Canada, 2009)

People, Caribou and Muskoxen on Northern Ellesmere Island: Historical Interactions and Population Ecology, ca. 4300 BP to Present/Humains, caribous et boeuf musqués dans le nord de l'île d'Ellesmere: Interactions historiques et écologie des populations, v. 4 300 AA jusqu'à aujourd'hui (Micheline Manseau, Lyle Dick and Natasha Lyons, 2005)

Selected Chemical Analyses of Water From Lakes in Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories (Parks Canada, 1999)

Supplemental Climate Information for Quttinirpaaq National Park Draft (Scott Parker, Parks Canada, September 12, 2018)

Virtual Reality at the Service of Archaeology: the examples of Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux and Fort Conger / La réalité virtuelle au service de l’archéologie : les exemples des forts et des châteaux Saint-Louis et du fort Conger (Parks Canada, undated)

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Last Updated: 19-Dec-2023