Ivvavik National Park

Ivvavik National Park


Location: Yukon Map

Area: 10,168 km2 (3,926 sq mi)

Official site


Description of Ivvavik National Park

Park office, ☎ +1 867 777-8800, e-mail: inuvik.info@pc.gc.ca


Ivvavik National Park is a natural reserve in Yukon in Canada. It covers an area of 10,168 km2 (3,926 sq mi). The name of the park come from the native Inuvialuktun language that means a "birthplace". Ivvavik National Park is located in the Northwest corner of Canada and borders with American Arctic National Wildlife Refuge across the border. Numerous bears, wolves and caribou herds cross the borders in both directions. However this rule does not apply to humans. Ivvavik National Park has a set quota for number of Homo Sapiens that are allowed in the park annually. It is done with a purpose to preserve natural diversity of the region.


Backcountry camping permits in Ivvavik National Park costs $24.50 daily and $147.20 annually. Fishing permit can also be bought in the park headquarters. It costs $9.80 daily and $34.30 annually. This is a rough land so all precautions must be taken seriously. The average temperature in Ivvavik National Park in summer is +8 °C to +20 °C, but it can go below freezing point, so take warm clothes even if you travel in June- August. Additionally insect repellent might save you from thousands of mosquitoes and other annoying insects. Bear attacks and wolves attacks are rare in Ivvavik National Park, but possible. Another danger might come from the small animals that have rabies. In general Ivvavik National Park will require good preparation and stamina if you want to visit this unforgiving and beautiful land.


Fees and permits

Northern Park Backcountry Excursion/Camping Permit valid at Ivvavik, Aulavik, Auyuittuq, Nahanni, Quttinirpaaq, Sirmilik, Tuktut Nogait and Vuntut National Parks (per person, 2018):
Daily $24.50
Annual $147.20

Fishing permit:
Daily $9.80
Annual $34.30