National Parks / Natural World in Nunavut with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Nunavut has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in Nunavut offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of Nunavut itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Auyuittuq National Park

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    Pangnirtung

    Sweeping glaciers and polar sea ice meet jagged granite mountains in Auyuittuq National Park, where families can enjoy scenic hiking and skiing.

  • Wood Buffalo National Park

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    Fort Smith

    As part of Canada's system of national parks and national historic sites, Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada is our country's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. It protects ...

  • Quttinirpaaq National Park

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    Iqaluit

    During the brief arctic summer on Quttinirpaaq, the sun remains high in the sky bathing the land in continuous daylight. There is no darkness to mark the passage of time telling you when to sleep and ...

  • Sirmilik National Park

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    Pond Inlet

    Comprising 3 varying land areas for a glorious mix of terrain and activities including hiking and camping, boating and bird watching.

  • Ukkusiksalik National Park

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    Repulse Bay

    Named after the soapstone found within its boundaries, the park includes 20 500 km2 of eskers, mudflats, cliffs, rolling tundra banks and unique coastal regions. Over 500 archaeological sites have ...

  • Katannilik Territorial Park

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    Baffin

    A truly stunning Canadian outdoor experience for the active and adventurous family, in one of the most remote and spectacular parts of Canada.

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  • Arctic Kingdom

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    Iqaluit

    offers a high class range of guided and tailored expeditions focussing on wildlife and iconic regional activities. Fantastic range.

  • Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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    Iqaluit

    Explore regional collections of historic ceramics, porcelain and pottery plus stone, bone and ivory carvings, as well as textiles and tapestries, plus period costumes and multi media exhibits.

  • Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre

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    Iqaluit

    You can not only pick up tourist advice and information here to help plan your trip but also visit a series of educational presentations, plus an introduction to the archaeological features of the ...

  • Legislative Assembly of Nunavut

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    Iqaluit

    Families with older kids are welcome to sit in the public galleries to observe any Legislative Chamber proceedings, plus free tours are available by arrangement.