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Ivvavik National Park

Ivvavik National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Ivvavik National Park
Map showing the location of Ivvavik National Park
Location of Ivvavik National Park in Canada
Location Yukon, Canada
Nearest city Inuvik
Coordinates
Area 10,168 km²
Established 1984
Governing body Parks Canada

Ivvavik National Park is a national park located in Yukon, Canada. Meaning "nursery" or "birthplace" in Inuvialuktun, is the first national park to be established as a result of a land claim agreement with its natives.

Protecting a portion of the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd, the park allows only a minimal number of people to visit per year.

On the shore of the Beaufort Sea, there is abundant game for the wolves and bears who co-habit the area. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lies just across the border in Alaska.

On the south-east, Ivvavik National Park borders Vuntut National Park, established in 1995. Due to land claims negotiations, Vuntut is still quite undeveloped and has no roads or developed trails. Due to its undeveloped nature, several people have gotten lost and presumed dead in the past two years.


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External links

  • Official site
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