Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve

Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve

Address:c/o Parks Canada
25 Eddy St
Gatineau, QC K1A0M5

Phone:888-773-8888
Size: 9,700 sq. km.
Established: 2005. It is expected that the national park reserve will move to full national park status in the near future, when a Park Impacts and Benefits Agreement is completed with the Nunavik Inuit of northern Quebec, who also have a land claim to the area of the national park reserve that has been accepted for negotiation by Canada.
Location:In northern Labrador extending from Saglek Fjord in the south, to the very northern tip of Labrador; and from the provincial boundary with Quebec in the west, to the waters of the Labrador Sea in the east.
Facilities:To be determined.
Activities:Hiking, climbing, kayaking.
Special Features:Canada's first national park in Labrador protects an area of spectacular Arctic wilderness, with mountains, fjords, river valleys and rugged coastal landscapes. Nachvak Fjord, which lies near the center of the park reserve, was formed by a glacier cutting through the Torngat Mountains as it flowed to the sea during the last ice age. Today, the Torngat Mountains include the highest peaks in continental eastern North America, and are dotted by many small glaciers. The park area has been home to the Inuit and their ancestors for thousands of years and is also home to abundant wildlife.

See other parks in Quebec.
References in periodicals archive ?
This article explores three continents as case studies: Eastern Africa's Maasai Mara in Kenya, Australia's Uluru-Kata Tjuta, site and the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve in Canada.
Due to the recent inception of the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve and its remote access, neither authors were able to conduct on-site fieldwork.
Labrador and the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve
The physical description of the Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve is similar to that of Uluru-Kata Tjuta's in that they both include the indigenous cultural and spiritual meaning of the land to its people.