Vuntut National Park of Canada
Protecting the Porcupine Caribou Herd and Birdlife
Vuntut National Park of Canada was created to help protect the habitat of the Porcupine caribou herd and preserve an important wetlands that provides a habitat for over half a million migratory birds.
Each spring and fall, the Porcupine caribou herd migrates past the community of Old Crow, located just south of Vuntut National Park of Canada. In addition to Old Crow Flats, Vuntut National Park of Canada includes parts of Beringia, Yukon’s unique unglaciated landscape that served as a haven for plants and animals trying to survive during the Ice Age. Just imagine Vuntut's tundra landscapes dotted with woolly mammoths and scimitar cats in ancient times!
Located in the territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin people, the lands within Vuntut National Park of Canada have been occupied by the Gwitchin First Nation culture for centuries. Vuntut's natural resources continue to be used by the Gwitchin for seasonal traditional activities such as hunting, trapping, fishing and berry picking.
Vuntut National Park of Canada is an undeveloped wilderness park visited by few people. If you’re planning a journey to Vuntut and Old Crow, contact Parks Canada in advance. Access to the park is limited, though local residents of Old Crow now offer visitor tours and services including interesting wildlife viewing tours and unique cultural experiences.
For information on experiencing Vuntut National Park of Canada visit the Parks Canada website.