Quttinirpaaq National Park (Tanquary Fiord)
This is the main operations facility for Quttinirpaaq National Park. There are six weather haven-style structures designated for park operations, including a kitchen, 3 two-bedroom sleepers, an office, and a latrine. All buildings are heated and have solar power. There are also 3 weather haven structures for visitors including a large sleeper, kitchen, visitor centre and 2 latrines. There are several un-heated storage facilities on site including a large Quonset.
|Primary Contact||Emma Hansen||Emma.Hansen@pc.gc.ca||(867) 975-4975|
|Secondary Contact||Nunavut Field Unit||Nunavut.Info@pc.gc.ca||(867) 975-4674|
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Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Quttinirpaaq National Park is cooperatively managed with the people of Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay through a Joint Park Management Committee as outlined in the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for Auyuittuq, Quttinirpaaq, and Sirmilik National Parks.
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Coastal, Glacier, Marine, Polar Desert, Sea Ice
Main Research Disciplines
Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Soil Science
During the original Defence Research Board Operation from 1962-1974 research at Tanquary Fiord focused on meteorological, oceanographic, and sea ice studies.
Weather monitoring; vegetation community monitoring; active layer monitoring.
Generator, Solar, Wind
Satellite phone, VHF
Air access only to the site
There are several un-heated storage facilities on site including a large Quonset.
Three two-bedroom sleepers, pending availability
One kitchen weather haven
Both Parks Canada, Polar Continental Shelf Program and Department of National Defence maintain fuel caches at Tanquary Fiord for operational needs only, except in the case of an emergency. Arrangements for fuel can be made through PCSP. Please see polar.nrcan.gc.ca for more details.
Please contact the Research Coordinator for the Nunavut field Unit of Parks Canada at (867) 975-4762 or Nunavut.Research@pc.gc.ca
Special Rules and Regulations
Quttinirpaaq National Park is cooperatively managed with the people of Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay through a Joint Park Management Committee as outlined in the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement for Auyuittuq, Quttinirpaaq, and Sirmilik National Parks. The site is located within Quttinirpaaq National Park. All persons going to the site must first contact Parks Canada at (867) 975-4673 for more details on park regulations.
Local External Resources
None, a high degree of self-sufficiency is expected.
Nearest Medical Service
Nursing Station in Grise Fiord (570 km), and Iqaluit hospital (2440 km via Resolute), air access only
A high degree of self-sufficiency is expected. Anybody traveling to Quttinirpaaq National Park has to participate in a mandatory safety orientation delivered by Parks Canada staff.
No charge for permitted researchers.
Site is accessible by Twin Otter or helicopter only