Vuntut National Park

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Vuntut National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Vuntut National Park
Map showing the location of Vuntut National Park
Location of Vuntut National Park in Canada
LocationYukon, Canada
Nearest cityOld Crow, Yukon
Coordinates68°22′N 139°51′W / 68.367°N 139.850°W / 68.367; -139.850Coordinates: 68°22′N 139°51′W / 68.367°N 139.850°W / 68.367; -139.850
Area4,345 km2 (1,678 sq mi)
Established1995
Governing bodyParks Canada

Vuntut National Park (/ˈvʊntʊt/;[1] French: Parc national Vuntut) is a national park located in northern Yukon, Canada. It was established in 1995. Due to land claims negotiations, this national park is still very undeveloped. It currently has no roads or developed trails. The name Vuntut comes from the Gwichʼin for among the lakes.[2]

Animals that inhabit this park include caribou, foxes, peregrine falcons, grizzly bears, wolves, Alaskan moose, wolverines, gyrfalcons, black bears, muskoxen, golden eagles, pine martens, ground squirrels, muskrats, lynxes, and minks.

Vuntut National Park is adjacent to another Canadian National Park, Ivvavik National Park. Also, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lies just across the Canada–US border in Alaska.

Vuntut National Park

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  1. ^ Parks Canada (2017-07-26). Parks Can Can Canada 2017. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  2. ^ "Vuntut National Park". National Geographic Travel. Retrieved 19 May 2019.