Ivvavik National Park (Imniarvik Sheep Creek Base Camp)

Modest base camp with usual operating season between June 1 and August 31. Facility includes: cookhouse with power and running water; warehouse; fuel storage and caching area; wilderness airstrip; 2 bathrooms with flush toilets and sinks, one with a shower stall; tenting area (tents, sleeping pads and sleeping pads available to rent); large deck; electric fence and alarm system (coming 2015); 6 10` x 12`wall tents on pads (coming 2015); bear proof food storage area.

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Parks Canada photo shoot in Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, Canada from June 16th to 19th, 2014

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Christopher Hunter Christopher.Hunter@pc.gc.ca (867) 777-8823
Secondary Contact Western Arctic Field Unit General Inquiries Inuvik.Info@pc.gc.ca (867) 777-8800

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Ivvavik National Park, confluence of Firth River and Sheep Creek

Nearest Community
Aklavik, NT

Territory/ Province

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Facility Type
Seasonally Operated Field Camp

Research Hinterland
Continuous Permafrost, Freshwater, Mountain, Taiga / Boreal forest, Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Anthropology, Archaeology, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geology and Sedimentology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Paleoecology, Soil Science, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Generator, Solar

Satellite phone available for emergency use only

Local Transportation
Accessible via charter aircraft from closest base of operations in Inuvik, NT

Equipment Storage
Limited equipment storage, contact for more information

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Currently limited to small tents. 6 10`x 12`wall tents on pads to be installed in 2015. Limited indoor bunk facilities may be available during times with reduced Parks Canada programming on site

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Cookhouse boasts power and running hot and cold water, fridge, freezer, 4 burner propane stove and range, kitchen equipment, dishes, utensils, indoor dining area seating 8 -10 comfortably but in close quarters.

Laboratory Facilities

Fuel Availability
Contact for information on fuel caching

Research Requirements
Information on research and collection permitting in Ivvavik National Park can be found at: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/pc/guide/rech-srch/index.aspx

Special Rules and Regulations
General information on Ivvavik National Park can be found at: www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/ivvavik/index.aspx
Researchers must follow terms and conditions of their permit. All visitors, including researchers must participate in a mandatory orientation session to better understand rules and regulations. www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/ivvavik/visit/visit6.aspx

Local External Resources
See Ivvavik National Park Visitor Information for links to helpful resources: www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/yt/ivvavik/visit.aspx

Nearest Medical Service
Inuvik Regional Hospital, Inuvik, NT (approximately 200 km by air)

Safety Considerations
Bear safety and awareness covered in mandatory orientation, recommend carrying bear deterrents at all times. Certain user groups, including Inuvialuit bear monitors, may be permitted to carry firearms for protection of self and others in Ivvavik National Park. Contact for more information.

Contact for more information

Other Information
Limited access to some part of the facility during some times of the year

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Ivvavik National Park, Yukon

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Parks Canada photo shoot in Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, Canada from June 16th to 19th, 2014