Ukkusiksalik National Park


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Ukkusiksalik National Park

Address:c/o Nunavut Field Unit Office of Parks Canada
PO Box 278
Iqaluit, NU X0A0H0

Phone:867-975-4673
Fax:867-975-4674
Size: 20,558 sq. km.
Established: 2003.
Location:Park is located just south of the community of Repulse Bay and the Arctic Circle and surrounds Wager Bay, a 100-km-long saltwater inlet on the northwest coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavut. The park is accessible by scheduled flights from either Winnipeg or Yellowknife via Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, and on to Repulse Bay.
Facilities:None.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing. It is highly recommended that visitors hire a local outfitter to take them into the park due to the high polar bear population.
Special Features:Named after the soapstone found within its boundaries, the park protects important habitat for caribou, muskox, polar bear, grizzly bear, golden eagles and many other arctic wildlife species. The landscape of Ukkusiksalik features eskers, mudflats, cliffs, rolling tundra banks and unique coastal regions and it is the first national park to encompass almost an entire watershed. Wager Bay is important to local Inuit communities as a hunting ground, and also because of its cultural significance. More than 500 archeological sites are located within the park.

See other parks in Nunavut.