Parks Canada holds an open house in Qikiqtarjuaq

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The Auyuittuq National Park staff hosted an open house event in Qikiqtarjuaq on March 11 as an opportunity for locals to ask questions and learn about different park activities. This included learning about the various hiking and skiing trails within the park.

Parks Canada Public Outreach and Education Officer, Malaya Bishop, left, speaks to community members about traditional Inuktitut place names for areas within Auyuittuq National Park.
photo courtesy of Parks Canada – Maryse Mahy

Staff also shared knowledge about the park’s history and the Inuktitut Place Names Project. Visitors were provided with information about trip planning and safety.

Qikiqtarjuaq and Pangnirtung members from the Inuit Working Knowledge Group, along with Joint Park Management Committee members, were also present at the occasion.
About 25 community members attended the event.