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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Government of Yukon
Pauline Cove, Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
seasonally Operated Park Facility/Field Camp
Tundra, Coastal, Sea ice, Permafrost
Park Inventory and Monitoring Program includes flora, fauna, climate and permafrost data gathered by park staff during summer.
Solar power (for ranger use only); researchers must be self-supported
Satellite phone (sporadic service) (for ranger use only); researchers must be self-supported.
Air access via Inuvik; Boat access via Inuvik. No local transportation. Park Permit required to land and an aircraft or commercial boat.
No laboratory on site
Nearest source is Inuvik (90 min. flight); NO fuel available on the island
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
Nearest Medical Service
Inuvik (250 km by air)
Camping fees may apply
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.