A rough, 13-kilometre trail stretches across the tundra from Kugluktuk to Bloody Falls.
You can hike to the park in four hours, but be prepared for wet, spongy ground and a few stream crossings.
Kugluk (Bloody Falls) Territorial Park is located at Bloody Falls on the Coppermine River, near the community of Kugluktuk. The falls got their English name in 1771, when European explorer Samuel Hearne witnessed the massacre of unsuspecting Inuit by the Chipewyan warriors with whom he was travelling. Today, Bloody Falls is recognized as a national historic site.
Located on the west side of the Coppermine River, 15 km from the community of Kugluktuk, Kugluk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park covers an 8.5 square-kilometre area. The park is centered on the falls, where the broad, swift-flowing River is forced into a narrow channel of vigorously boiling rapids and twisting eddies. Inuit refer to the campsite below the falls as Onoagahiovik, the place where you "stay all night," a name that refers to fishing, which even today is an integral part of their lives.
You reach the park by following the trail from the community of Kugluktuk.
Contact the Kugluktuk Heritage Centre, or Nunavut Tourism for more information on licensed outfitters in the community.
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