Lake Hazen in Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada

Lake Hazen is one of the northernmost lakes of Canada, and it is the largest lake above the Arctic Circle. 

Located 118 km southwest of Alert Nunavut, the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, Lake Hazen is a spectacular destination—situated within Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada—for anyone looking to get out into the remote wilderness. And it does not get much more remote than Lake Hazen and Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada.


The lake itself stretches more than 70 km in width and is surrounded by some incredible scenery. From the glaciers that feed Lake Hazen, to the polar desert, to the sixteen rivers and creeks that run into the lake, there is a whole host of incredible features that encompass Lake Hazen for you to discover and explore. 


Additionally, artifacts of ancient Thule culture (the precursors of Inuit culture) have been discovered near Lake Hazen, making it a hotbed of anthropological history and offering explorers a window into ancient Arctic lifestyles. The area around the lake is great for hiking trips, trekking, camping and photography.


Additionally, Lake Hazen is located within Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada, and the park itself contains a whole host of mountains, plateaus and glaciers to explore. For more information on Lake Hazen and Quttinirpaaq National Park of Canada check out the Parks Canada page on the area.


Photo by j.slein