Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park Campground

Backcountry campground
North Yukon
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Site description: 
  • Only accessible 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.
Overlooking part of Herschel Island.


GPS coordinates: 
69.569°N 138.916°W
Site directions: 

Simpson Point, Herschel Island-Quikiqtaruk

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

Group campsite

Tent pads or sites available via walking trail