What dates were you guys thinking? I was thinking late June to early July maybe?

Looks like it will be beginning of August.

No, because ice break-up usually occurs near the end of June in Pangnirtung, and by the middle of July in Qikiqtarjuaq. During this time oversnow or boat travel is not possible on the fjords.

It must then be late july-beginning august, when the fjords will be free of ice.

Some notes:

  • Boat travel is only possible when the fiord is ice-free, normally between July and early October.
  • During ice break up, you cannot travel to the park by boat or snowmachine. If your plans include travel to the park around these times, please phone to check ice conditions. Or, check the Environment Canada sea ice website at