The park (pronounced took-tut nog-guide – caribou calves) is 16,340 square km. Here, in one of the most remote parks in North America, is your opportunity to experience the pristine Arctic, with its unique vegetation, wildlife and culture. From vast expanses of tundra and deep canyons, to scenic waterfalls and crystal clear rivers, Tuktut Nogait is a spectacular location for hiking and paddling.
Visit the park in June for a chance to see the Bluenose West caribou travelling to their calving grounds in the park. Or paddle down the pristine Hornaday River in July along a watercourse rich with birdlife. Or consider an extended wilderness hike in August when the tundra is ablaze with fall colours.
There are over 360 archaeological sites in the park. Visitors have a good chance of visiting some of these sites, especially when travelling along the river corridors. Tent rings, caches, rock alignments, meat drying areas and hunting blinds can all be observed.
There is a near-constant wind and the mean summer temperature is 5º C. There are no visitor facilities, hiking trails or campgrounds in the park. Visitors are required to be completely self-sufficient. Outfitters based in Paulatuk transport visitors the 40 km to the park by boat.
Chief Park Warden
Tuktut Nogait National Park
P.O. Box 91
Paulatuk, NT X0E 1N0
Phone: (867) 580 3233