I did it: I HAVE VISITED ALL 47 CANADIAN NATIONAL PARKS!
Ukkusiksalik National Park was my park #47 – and perhaps the most difficult to get to.
Situated in Nunavut Territory on the northwest corner of Hudson Bay, Ukkusiksalik, like 15 other national parks, does not have any road access. I flew into this park on a tiny plane with friends John Borley and Carmen Braund, and Mark Kingilik, our Inuit bear monitor from Baker Lake. This park is known for its large population of polar bears. From our base camp, we explored the low rolling, treeless land, finding scores of caribou, hares, and even some eider ducks. We survived 6 days of Arctic storms and summer sun, and came back to tell the tale – watch for it in the final chapter of my book “Adventures in the Canadian National Parks”.