Auyuittuq National Park of Canada

This park was opened in 1976, and the meaning of the name in Inuktitut is 'the land that never melts'. The Auyuittuq National Park of Canada is the home for numerous glaciers and granite mountains that are scattered over 19,000 square kilometers situated in the eastern Arctic, on the south of Baffin Island. The park presents impressive scenery that proves the mere splendor of the Arctic. The Auyuittuq is the place where the highest peaks of the Canadian Shield are to be found; these are the Penny Ice Cap that present numerous fiords and the Akshayuk Pass, which is a traditional passage that was employed by the Inuit people. This park hosts many activities: you can choose to ski on the ice fields, to climb the beautiful peaks or to hike on the Akshayuk Pass.

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