Every person who enters a park or stays, travels or engages in an activity in a park must hold a permit issued by the park authorities. Permits are only issued once fees are paid in full.
Prior to undertaking an excursion, you are also required to register at the park visitor centre by filling out a registration form. On returning to the host village following your excursion, you are required to log out at the visitor centre.
Every person who intends to land an aircraft in a park must obtain prior authorization from the park authorities.
Fly-overs of Pingualuk Lake as well as the interior portion of the Pingualuit crater are strictly prohibited.
Hunting and fishing
All types of hunting and trapping are prohibited in the parks. Carrying firearms, hunting equipment and trapping equipment is also prohibited in the parks.
If you would like to fish in one of Nunavik’s parks, you must have your provincial fishing license with you and obtain a park fishing permit.
You must consume any fish you catch within the park, except one, which may be brought back. Parks' visitors who choose to fish must also fill out fishing reports, which are available at the camps.
NOTE: The provisions of this section are not applicable to beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement.
To find out more about what activities are authorized inside each of Nunavik’s parks, please read these documents.
Code of Ethics for Visitors
No person who travels, stays or engages in an activity in a park for reasons other than scientific or management purposes may:
- Fell, damage, remove or bring in a tree, shrub, herbaceous plant or part thereof; however, the picking of edible vegetable products is allowed, except for commercial purposes or in preservation and maximum preservation zones;
- Paint, deface or remove rocks or parts thereof, pebbles, fossils or other natural formations;
- Feed animals living in the park;
- Bring in animals or fish except:
- guide dogs;
- dogs used to engage in an activity offered in the park;
- to travel across the park or to travel in the park in possession of an animal or a fish kept at all times inside a vehicle or a boat;
- to travel or stay in a park or to engage in an activity in the park with a dog kept at all times on a leash and only at the places marked for that purpose;
- Make fires at places other than those marked for that purpose.
Efforts devoted to the development and management of Quebec’s national parks must be centered on achieving the primary objective of conservation. In addition, Nunavik Parks subscribe to the principles of
Leave No Trace Canada, which has been adapted for Quebec national parks by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SEPAQ).