Plans and policies

Quttinirpaaq National Park

A management plan is the central document that guides Parks Canada in the protection, management, and operation of a national park. As the key accountability document for the park to the Canadian public, the management plan outlines how Parks Canada’s legislated mandate of protection, education, and enjoyment of the national park will be met. The plan also provides the framework for how Parks Canada, Inuit, stakeholders, and the general public will work together to manage the park for the long term.

Management planning overview

A brief overview of the management planning cycle and review process.

Draft management plan 2020

Read the 2020 Quttinirpaaq National Park Draft Management Plan.

Management plan 2009

A framework for how Inuit and Parks Canada work together to manage Quttinirpaaq National Park.

Management plan implementation update 2019-20

A progress report for Inuit, stakeholders, and the public on the implementation of Quttinirpaaq’s management plan.

Management plan implementation update 2018

A progress report for Inuit, stakeholders, and the public on the implementation of Quttinirpaaq's management plan.

State of the park assessment 2018

A report on the overall condition of key aspects of the park.

We are working on a new management plan for Quttinirpaaq National Park!

The Canada National Parks Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act require management plans to be reviewed every ten years with any resulting amendments to be tabled in Parliament. In the Nunavut Field Unit, implementing the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for Auyuittuq, Quttinirpaaq and Sirmilik National Parks (the Baffin IIBA) requires the management plan to be developed by a Park Planning Team. The Park Planning Team is a joint Government/Inuit planning team that consists of an equal number of members appointed by Parks Canada and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

In preparation of the Quttinirpaaq 2020 draft management plan, the Park Planning Team undertook early engagement with key stakeholders including Inuit in the communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord, the adjacent communities with a special relationship to Quttinirpaaq National Park in accordance with the Baffin IIBA. The draft plan has been reviewed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and in late 2019, was approved for public consultations by the Quttinirpaaq Joint Park Management Committee.

Although ready for review in 2020, consultations on the draft plan were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the planning process unfolds, you can find updates on this page, including a “what we heard” summary report once consultations close, and the final management plan when available.

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