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Sirmilik National Park

Sirmilik National Park is located in the eastern Canadian Arctic, in the northernmost part of the province of Nunavut. The park encompasses an area of over 12,000 square kilometers and is home to a variety of wildlife and plants, including polar bears, caribou, arctic foxes, and muskoxen.

The park is composed of three distinct regions: Bylot Island, Borden Peninsula, and the northernmost part of Baffin Island. Bylot Island is an important breeding ground for seabirds, and is home to a large population of polar bears. The Borden Peninsula is a rugged landscape of cliffs and valleys, and is home to a variety of Arctic wildlife. Baffin Island is the northernmost part of the park, and is home to a number of glaciers, as well as the highest peak in the park, Mount Odin.

Sirmilik National Park was established in 1999, and is the largest national park in Nunavut. The park is also home to several important historical sites, including the remains of a Thule culture settlement, and the remains of a whaling station. In addition, the park is home to a number of archaeological sites, including the remains of a stone-age settlement.

Sirmilik National Park is an important refuge for Arctic wildlife, and is home to a variety of species, including polar bears, caribou, arctic foxes, muskoxen, and a variety of seabirds. The park is also home to a number of important historical sites, and is a popular destination for visitors who are interested in learning about the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic.

Excursion tips for a day in Sirmilik National Park

As a tourist in Sirmilik National Park in Canada, there are a variety of exciting activities to enjoy in a single day.

1. Hike the many trails around the park, such as the Nachvak Fjord Trail or the Sirmilik Pass Trail.

2. Explore the park by canoe or kayak, and take in the stunning views of the glaciers and mountains.

3. Go camping and spend the night under the stars.

4. Go whale watching and spot some of the park's many species of whales.

5. Go fishing in the park's many rivers and lakes.

6. Go bird watching and observe some of the park's many species of birds.

7. Take a boat tour of the park and get a closer look at the glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.

8. Visit the local Inuit community and learn about their culture and history.

9. Take a guided tour of the park and get an in-depth look at the flora and fauna of the area.

10. Enjoy some of the park's many recreational activities, such as snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling.

Experience Sirmilik National Park with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Sirmilik National Park. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Sirmilik National Park

Sirmilik National Park in Canada has a cold, arctic climate with long, cold winters and short, cool summers. In winter, temperatures drop to below -30°C and the area is covered in snow and ice. In spring, temperatures start to rise and the snow begins to melt, leading to the formation of ice floes. Summer is short and cool, with temperatures ranging from 0°C to 10°C. Fall is a time of transition, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C. All four seasons in Sirmilik National Park are marked by cold temperatures, snow and ice, making it an ideal destination for those looking for a unique arctic experience.

Cruise weather for Sirmilik National Park

Our weather forecast for Sirmilik National Park helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: -2.0 °C
min: -10.7 °C
21.4 m/s
8.6 m/s
85.1 %
10.2 m
88.2 %
1,012 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: -4.8 °C
min: -11.6 °C
10.4 m/s
9.0 m/s
35.8 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: -5.0 °C
min: -11.1 °C
10.1 m/s
9.0 m/s
25.2 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: -5.0 °C
min: -10.9 °C
9.7 m/s
8.6 m/s
48.6 %
23.8 m
83.0 %
1,024 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: -3.3 °C
min: -10.2 °C
9.4 m/s
8.3 m/s
15.8 %
24.1 m
80.8 %
1,026 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: -1.8 °C
min: -7.3 °C
8.6 m/s
9.4 m/s
16.7 %
24.1 m
82.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: -1.5 °C
min: -7.7 °C
8.2 m/s
11.2 m/s
75.5 %
16.0 m
88.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 0.7 °C
min: -1.4 °C
16.9 m/s
31.0 m/s
99.9 %
6.6 m
97.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 2.0 °C
min: -0.3 °C
16.2 m/s
29.8 m/s
96.6 %
12.8 m
93.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 1.9 °C
min: -1.6 °C
9.0 m/s
7.6 m/s
74.1 %
23.9 m
82.0 %
1,022 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 1.2 °C
min: -1.9 °C
8.3 m/s
7.6 m/s
91.3 %
18.4 m
88.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: -0.2 °C
min: -4 °C
12.2 m/s
15.1 m/s
73.8 %
23.4 m
88.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: -0.8 °C
min: -5.6 °C
12.1 m/s
13.1 m/s
6.4 %
24.1 m
86.2 %
1,016 hPa
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: -0.4 °C
min: -6 °C
14.8 m/s
21.2 m/s
25.1 %
24.1 m
89.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jun. 13th 2024 Jun. 13th 2024 max: 0.1 °C
min: -5.7 °C
11.9 m/s
14.4 m/s
5.1 %
24.1 m
88.4 %
1,019 hPa

Cruises to Sirmilik National Park

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