Quttinirpaaq National Park

Top choice national park in Baffin Region

The northernmost and most mountainous of Nunavut's national parks, 37,775 sq km Quttinirpaaq is Canada's second-largest, way up on Ellesmere Island. Now the mass of frozen crags, topped with age-old ice caps, deep fjords, vast glaciers and sheltered valleys are home to muskox, wolverine and Peary caribou. Highlights include 24-hour daylight, Mt Barbeau (2616m), eastern North America's highest peak, and Lake Hazen Basin. Multiday treks are offered by Black Feather, which also runs a joint trip with Parks Canada.

A charter from Resolute costs from $15,000 to $25,000 (one-way) for up to 10 people. If you want a pick-up – you do – double that price.

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