Epic adventures

A snowmobile expedition

Jump onto a snowmobile and ride atop frozen Wager Bay into Ukkusiksalik’s icy winter landscape, watching for seals, caribou and polar bears and experiencing the wild Arctic under the Midnight Sun.

Ukkusiksalik National Park

Tent and snowmobiles on the snow.

A white-water rafting odyssey

The wild Alsek river slices through the remote interior of Kluane, running past glaciers and between soaring mountains. A multi-day rafting trip along the famous river is the adventure of a lifetime.

Kluane National Park and Reserve

Woman in a raft.

Climb Mount Thor

Rope up and tackle the world’s tallest cliff face on Thor Peak, a sheer 1,675 metre (5,495 foot) vertical climbing experience that is one of Auyuittuq National Park’s signature extreme adventures.

Auyuittuq National Park

Climbers at the top of Mount Thor.

Paddle on the Thomsen River

The gentle Thomsen River runs the length of Aulavik National Park. Paddlers are rewarded with a multiweek journey through rich arctic tundra, full of wildlife like muskoxen, hundreds of species of wild-flowers and ancient archaeological sites.

Aulavik National Park

Canoeing in the Thomsen River Valley.

Sea kayak Oliver Sound

Paddle into Sirmilik’s Oliver Sound, an Arctic fiord ending at Oliver Glacier, as whales and seals swim the dark blue waters. Hike and camp amid tundra wilderness under the Midnight Sun.

Sirmilik National Park

Kayaks approaching narwhals in an inlet.

Experience an arctic oasis

Join us on a guided, multi-day Arctic base camp trip into the heart of Ivvavik National Park. Hike to Inspiration Point and Halfway to Heaven, listen to the stories and learn about the culture of your Inuvialuit host. Fulfill your #ArcticDream among the mountains and rivers of the northern Yukon. Five-day catered trips or seven-day self-catered trips available.

Ivvavik National Park

Hikers at the top of a mountain enjoying the view

Nahʔą Dehé Classic

Welcome to the home of the Dehcho First Nations. Journey with the spirits of the land. Paddle through Canada’s deepest river canyons. Both guided and non-guided trips available.

Nahanni National Park Reserve

Visitors canoeing

Experience the top of the world

Partake in a guided backpacking trip or base-camp experience in Quttinirpaaq National Park or hike independently under 24-hour daylight to explore this High Arctic wilderness and ancient Inuit homeland. Visitors will return home from the experience of a lifetime hiking and exploring the top of the world – a place few others will go.

Quttinirpaaq National Park

Hikers standing near water, watching for birds and animals at Tanquary Fiord

Where nature and culture connect

Explore and discover Torngat Mountains National Park. Learn and experience Inuit culture, witness wildlife and northern lights, watch icebergs, and hike traditional Inuit travel routes. Stay overnight at a satellite camp, have a picnic on the beach, or take part in evening presentations with researchers, Parks Canada staff, Inuit Elders and cultural performers.

Torngat Mountains National Park

Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station from above

Paddle a whitewater playground

The Nááts'˛ihch'oh Triple Header is the ultimate whitewater adventure. Warm up on the scenic Pííp’enéh łéetóó Deé (Broken Skull River) before tackling the famed Rock Gardens stretch of Nahʔane Deé (South Nahanni River) and the thrilling Little Nahanni River. Complete all three rivers to earn your Triple Header crest. Guided trips available.

Nááts'˛ihch'oh National Park Reserve

A visitor canoeing whitewater

Where legends come alive

Seek the adventure of a lifetime at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Kayak across the Churchill River where thousands of beluga whales gather each summer. Immerse yourself in the life of an 18th-century fur trader with a Parks Canada guided tour. This massive stone fort at the edge of the windswept Hudson Bay shores is truly the stuff of legend.

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

Aerial eye view of Prince of Wales Fort

Astronomy festival under northern skies

Take part in northern Canada’s largest celebration of space and science during this three-day event in August in Wood Buffalo National Park. Activities for the novice star-gazer and the seasoned astronomer are available during this incredible astronomical wilderness adventure.

Wood Buffalo National Park

Aurora Borealis in Wood Buffalo Dark sky preserve

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