Located between northern Quebec and Labrador Sea, and an “Inuit gift to the people of Canada” wilderness awaits you at Torngat Mountains National Park, where you will sail and hike through picturesque remote areas that will simply take your breath away. You will explore the Torngat Mountains which are a geological masterpiece in their own right. Or you will hike through the George Plateau where the effects of glaciation have left behind a dramatic yet fascinating landscape.
Here is a glimpse of what is in store for you within the park and in the surrounding areas:
1. Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station
This will be your “nerve center” during your stay at the park. You will find various facilities here including a full-serve kitchen and dining area. Many of the excursions that you will make will start here.
2. Silluak (North Arm)
Take a seat on an exposed rock and enjoy traditionally seared Arctic char as you listen to spell-binding stories told by the Inuit. Hike through an archeologically rich “trail” before finally swimming in the cool waters of a pristine mountain lake.
3. The Old Village in Ramah
Discover the little village where Inuit and European cultures converge. Warm your self with a nice cup of tea as you gaze at the rushing waters of a sensational waterfall.
4. Kitjigattalik, Ramah Chert Quarries (National Historic Site)
Before you leave Ramah, take some time to indulge in some “mining”. The mineral of interest is Ramah chert, a translucent ice-like stone that has been mined for more than 5000 years. See how it was used to create ceremonial and everyday items.
5. Multi-Day Backcountry Adventure
Let an Inuit guide take you on a tour of their homeland. You can choose any path that you like and you will find yourself hiking through valleys, archeological sites and towering mountains.
6. The Torngat Mountains
Ever wondered how old the rocks under your feet are? In the Torngat Mountains you will walk on rocks that are believed to be almost 4 billion years old!
7. Bears and Bergs by Boat
You really can’t leave the park before you see some polar bears. And what better way to search for them than to hop on a boat and explore icebergs under the guidance of Parks Canada staff and Inuit Bear Guards.
8. Sallikuluk (Rose Island)
The spirits of the Inuit rest at Sallikuluk where more than 600 traditional graves, cairns and burial mounds can be found. This full-day tour will give you a deeper understanding of Inuit culture and you may also spot a polar bear or two.
It is important that Parks Canada Staff know that you are visiting – All visitors must register before entering the Torngat Mountains National Park.