AULAVIK NATIONAL PARK
Aulavik means “place where people travel” in the local Inuvialuktun language. This remote, fly-in only Arctic park is located on Banks Island near the community of Sachs Harbour. Aulavik is home to the endangered Peary caribou and the world’s highest concentration of muskox. The landscape includes rolling hills, buttes, badlands, river valleys and seacoasts. The Thomsen River, one of the continent’s most northerly navigable river, runs through the heart of the park. The land has supported pre-Dorset cultures and the Inuvialuit people for more than 3,400 years (www. parkscanada.gc.ca/aulavik).