Parks Canada, Inuit agree to creation of NP in High Arctic

The Canadian government has taken a major step to create a new national park in the High Arctic and simultaneously ensured almost no tourists will ever want to go there.

In announcing a deal with nearby Inuit communities to eventually set aside a 5,700-square-kilometre conservation zone around the north end of uninhabited Bathurst Island, Parks Canada described the proposed park as "a rock-strewn, mostly barren, polar desert."

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