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Ellesmere Island National Park

Resolute Bay is the starting point for trips to Ellesmere Island National Park, Canada's most northerly national park. The park contains a polar desert that is dryer than the Sahara! Ellesmere Island National Park is home to:

  • herds of muskox
  • endangered Peary caribou
  • Arctic wolves
  • polar bears
  • walrus

The United States Range on Ellesmere Island is the world's northernmost mountain range. Mount Barbeau at 8633 ft. (2,616 m) is the highest North American Peak east of The Rockies. The United States Range was named by an American explorer, Isaac Israel Hayes, in 1861.

Rare Peary Caribou

Peary Caribou

Rock Climbing On Ellesmere Island

Climbing on Ellesmere IslandHiking Ellesmere Island

Glacial ravine on Ellesmere Island

Prince Leopold Bird Sanctuary

The bird covered cliffs of Prince Leopold Bird Sanctuary

Migratory Bird Watching Tours

The Prince Leopold Bird Sanctuary near Resolute Bay is home to about 375,000 migratory birds including:

  • Thick-billed Murre
  • Northern Fulmars
  • Black-legged Kittwakes
  • Black Guillemots
  • Atlantic Brant
  • Common Ravens
  • Common Eider
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Snow Buntings
Cliffs of sandstone and limestone that rise up 800 feet above sea level surround Prince Leopold Island. Numerous seabirds nest along the cliffs. The Prince Leopold Bird Sanctuary is recognized by UNESCO as a wetland of international importance.

Black legged Kittiwake on Prince Leopold Island

Black legged Kittiwake on Prince Leopold Island

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