The Government of Nunavut has announced that there will be GPS scavenger hunts in Sylvia Grinnell and Katannilik territorial parks this summer. (Photo by Patricia Lightfoot)

It’s time to look for hidden treasure in Nunavut!

Two territorial parks host scavenger hunt

By Nunatsiaq News

There is yet another reason to visit Sylvia Grinnell and Katannilik territorial parks this summer, in addition to the opportunities for hiking, fishing and berry picking.

The Government of Nunavut has announced in a news release issued on June 27 that its Nunavut Parks and Special Places division is partnering with The Great Trail and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society to set up a GPS scavenger hunt in those two territorial parks in south Baffin.

These scavenger hunts celebrate The Great Trail—formerly the Trans Canada Trail—which according to the trail’s website is “is the longest network of recreational, multi-use trails in the world.”

The Nunavut section of the trail connects Iqaluit to Kimmirut via the Itijjagiaq Trail through Katannilik Territorial Park.

One treasure box will be hidden in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, and a second box in Katannilik Territorial Park.

More than 200 boxes will be hidden along the full length of the trail.

According to the news release, if you locate the treasure boxes, you will be eligible to win prizes, including a SPOT Satellite Messenger, Keen boots and a Nikon Coolpix W100 camera.

To access the GPS coordinates and start your treasure hunt, visit The Great Trail Treasure Hunt website.

The contest is open from June to August 31, 2019.

For more information about The Great Trail, visit the website, or contact Amy Brown at 867-645-8049 or

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  1. Posted by johnny qourt on

    i like to know the news too

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