Science and conservation
Quttinirpaaq National Park
Research and monitoring projects enhance Parks Canada’s understanding of Quttinirpaaq’s natural and cultural heritage.
An overview of Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the guiding principles that shape Inuit culture and society in Nunavut.
Parks Canada protects the habitats of plants and wildlife in Quttinirpaaq including Porsild’s bryum moss, polar bears and Peary caribou.
Established in 1988 on Ellesmere Island, Quttinirpaaq National Park occupies the northernmost portion of the Canadian High Arctic. The park is remarkable for its extensive glaciers and ice caps, desert-like conditions, and life forms that are uniquely adapted to the extreme polar environment. Quttinirpaaq is the second largest national park in Canada, protecting 37 775 km2 of eastern High Arctic ecosystem.
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