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Hikers Will Love This Overlooked Canadian Destination
If you have a passion for hiking, set aside time this year for a trip to Canada's Auyuittuq National Park on the southeastern edge of Baffin Island.
The park is home to a diverse array of granite peaks, glaciers, fjords, and tundra valleys. Combined, these create an unforgettable, untouched arctic landscape.
The trails here pair a thrilling challenge in nature with rich cultural roots. On your hike, you'll be in the footsteps of locals whose story goes back more than 3,000 years.
The iconic Akshayuk Pass spans over 60 miles and creates a stunning natural corridor between mountains. Experienced hikers should set aside several days to trek this entire route.
If you're more comfortable hiking alongside a pro, book a guided hiking experience. Beyond hiking, visitors can go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, climbing, and mountaineering.
The park is home to many animals, like snowy owls, hawks, hares, caribou, red foxes, lemmings, peregrine falcon, snow geese, narwhals, and beluga whales.