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Ivvavik National Park

Ivvavik National Park

September, 2022

Ivvavik National Park is a national park of Canada located in Yukon. Initially named “Northern Yukon National Park”, the park was renamed Ivvavik in 1992 for the Inuvialuktun word meaning “nursery” or “birthplace”, in reference to the importance of the area as a calving ground for Porcupine caribou.

Created as a result of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement in 1984, negotiated between the Canadian Government and the Inuvialuit of the Northern Yukon, Ivvavik is the first national park in Canada to be established as a result of an aboriginal land claims agreement. About 100 people visit the park each year.

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