About the Division
With the establishment of the Department of Environment in 2004, the Government of Nunavut created a department with the lead responsibility for ensuring the protection, promotion and sustainable use of natural resources in Nunavut by supporting the management of the environment, wildlife, and parks.
Nunavut’s Territorial Parks and Special Places are places that express and represent the environmental, cultural, social, and economic values that define the spirit of Nunavut. These values shape the way we respond to the land. The Nunavut Parks & Special Places division’s role is to protect important places that reflect these values for generations to come. We do not ‘own’ the land; we are simply stewards of those places for Nunavummiut.