Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

Tenting sites and one of the historic buildings at Pauline Cove may be available for accommodations  (depending on availability) for researchers. Generally, researchers must be completely self-supported.

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Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, Pauline Cove, Yukon. Photo credit: Government of Yukon

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Meghan Blay Meghan.blay@gov.yk.ca (867) 667-5648

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Owner
Government of Yukon

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/parksconservation/HerschelIslandQikiqtaruk.php

Latitude
69.568733

Longitude
-138.919294

Location
Pauline Cove, Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

Nearest Community
Inuvik

Territory/ Province
Yukon

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
seasonally Operated Park Facility/Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Tundra, Coastal, Sea ice, Permafrost

Current Projects
Park Inventory and Monitoring Program includes flora, fauna, climate and permafrost data gathered by park staff during summer.

Power
Solar power (for ranger use only); researchers must be self-supported

Communications
Satellite phone (sporadic service) (for ranger use only); researchers must be self-supported.

Local Transportation
Air access via Inuvik; Boat access via Inuvik. No local transportation. Park Permit required to land and an aircraft or commercial boat.

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
No laboratory on site

Fuel Availability
Nearest source is Inuvik (90 min. flight); NO fuel available on the island

Research Requirements
Scientists and Explorers Act permit may be required (YG); Park Use Permit (YG-Parks Branch); approval from Environmental Impact Screening Committee may be required.

Special Rules and Regulations
Parks and Lands Certainty Act; Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park Management Plan; Herschel Island Park Regulations.

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
Inuvik (250 km by air)

Safety Considerations
N/A

Cost
Camping fees may apply

Other Information
Located 5km off the north coast of Yukon Territory, in Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park. Inuvialuit have used the site for thousands of years. In the late 1800s, American whalers established a station at Pauline Cove. Several historic structures from this station are still standing. Several Inuvialuit families still use the area for traditional activities.

Last Updated
2016-03-30