'Once in a lifetime opportunity': Visitors welcomed back to Ivvavik National Park

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After nearly two years of no visitors, Parks Canada will be welcoming residents of the Northwest Territories back to Ivvavik National Park.

Lindsay McPherson, a spokesperson for the Western Arctic Field Unit with Parks Canada, says the park can see up to 100 visitors.

“There’s just so much to see and there’s a really unique cultural aspect to our base camp trips in that there is an Inuvialuit cook and host, so anyone visiting has the opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural history of the Inuvialuit.”

Since residents have to isolate for 14 days when entering the territory, McPherson said realistically, they won’t see visitors from outside of the territory.

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