Tuktut Nogait National Park (Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp)
Uyarsivik Lake Base Camp is a 16’X24’ insulated fiberglass shelter.
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Tuktut Nogait National Park, Uyarsivik Lake
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp
Continuous Permafrost, Freshwater, Lake, Tundra
Main Research Disciplines
Anthropology, Archaeology, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geology and Sedimentology, Geomorphology, Glaciology, Soil Science, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge
Accessible via charter floatplane aircraft from Norman Wells, NT.
Limited equipment storage, contact for more information.
No sleeping facilities, all researchers/visitors must bring sleeping tents.
No dining/kitchen facilities, researchers/visitors must bring external cooking shelter. No cooking can take place inside basecamp building.
Contact for information on fuel caching.
Information on research and collection permitting in Tuktut Nogait National Park can be found at:
Special Rules and Regulations
General Information on Tuktut Nogait National Park can be found at www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nt/tuktutnogait/index.aspx. Researchers must follow terms and conditions of their permit. All researchers and visitors must make every effort to minimize use of aircraft in Tuktut Nogait National Park, especially by helicopter. All visitors, including researchers must participate in a mandatory orientation session to better understand rules and regulations.
Local External Resources
See Tuktut Nogait National Park Visitor Information for links to helpful resources:
Nearest Medical Service
Paulatuk Health Center (Nurse Practitioner). (approx. 75 km by air)
Inuvik Regional Hospital, Inuvik, NT (approx. 425 km by air).
Bear safety and awareness covered in mandatory orientation, recommended carrying dear deterrents at all times and to hire a Wildlife Monitor from the community of Paulatuk, NT. Only Parks Canada trained staff and Inuvialuit Wildlife Monitors may be permitted to carry firearms for the protection of self and others in Tuktut Nogait National Park. Contact for more information.
Contact for more information.