Canada is the second largest country in the world and the first to recognize that the diversity of its landscapes must be protected. Ivvavik National Park is located high above the Arctic Circle in the far northwest of the Yukon Territory. It covers an area of 9750 square kilometres and is covered in snow and ice for more than half of the year. But the permafrost is melting here, too, affecting caribou migration patterns. Considered the crown jewel of Canada’s national parks, Ivvavik is one of the few national parks in Canada where conservation and the protection of Indigenous cultural heritage are given equal importance.