Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

Backcountry campground
Region: 
North Yukon

Location

Km marker: 
Simpson Point, Herschel Island
GPS coordinates: 
69.569°N 138.916°W
Registration required: 
Yes

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Boat dock

Hiking trails

Hand pump or water tank provided

Sandy or cobble beach within short walking distance

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history

Tent pads or sites available via walking trail

Description: 
  • Only accesible by plane or boat from mid-June to mid-September
  • Bring all necessary equipment for tenting in an arctic environment.
  • Sheltered camping area has a limited supply of driftwood or water.
  • The Community House (1893) has interpretive displays. 
  • Park rangers offer guided tours. 
  • Has designated routes through the tundra.  
  • Island became Yukon’s first territorial park in 1987 as a result of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.