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Park Overview

Parks & Special Places From the lush green valleys of Katannilik Park to the wild rapids of the Coppermine River, find out about Nunavut's territorial parks, heritage Rivers and other special places.

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Park Features

Learn about the park's natural and cultural heritage, its history and its facilities.

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Trip Reports

Read trip reports from other park visitors, or post your own.

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Find out how to get to the park, where to stay, local arts and crafts, and find a guide or outfitters who can take you to the park.

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WeatherSafetyLocal Contacts

Download park plans, maps, interpretive programs, and other park reports.

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Fossil Creek has one of the best displays of fossils in Nunavut. Here, you can see the remains of life that is 450 million years old, and learn about the scientific theory and the remarkable geology that may have contributed to the formation of the fossil deposits on display in the creek. You will learn what Scientists think the environment at Fossil Creek my have looked like in the past, and will be challenged to take part in “the Great Fossil Hunt” where you will search Fossil Creek for fossils that are among the most commonly identified in Nunavut.

Searching for fossils would require a Nunavut Paleontology Permit; The Department of Environment promotes visitors to look at fossils/ arch sites but to leave them alone.


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