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Quttinirpaaq National Park/Canada

Introducing Quttinirpaaq National Park

If you have a fortune to squander, a fun way would be to visit Canada's second-biggest park, way up on northern Ellesmere Island. A chartered plane from Resolute costs $23,500 (one way) for about six people. If you'd like a pick-up, you can double that price.

Highlights include Cape Columbia, the continent's northernmost point, Mt Barbeau, which at 2616m is the highest peak in eastern North America, and Lake Hazen Basin, a thermal oasis where animals, due to their unfamiliarity with humans, appear strangely tame. For park information, contact Parks Canada.