Trip reference number: WOTW-25

Trip Operator: Windows On The Wild

Torngat Mountains National Park

From: £4545.00

Canada’s newest national park is one of the world’s oldest places. The Torngat Mountains National Park, situated at the northern extremity of the Labrador coast, forms a range of high barren mountains and massive coastal fjords. The Torngats are a wild place where polar bears, wolves and caribou survive in a habitat that is breathtakingly spectacular. They are stunning mountain top lakes, tiny, delicate flora such as mountain cranberries and Arctic poppies and magnificent rock formations. There are only two places in the world exhibiting rock formations older than those found here – the Northwest Territories and Australia. It is one of the few places where polar bears can be seen during the summer and there are a number of them. Polar bears, sometimes with their cubs, have been seen in the area, however as with all wildlife this cannot be guaranteed. In addition to bears, Minke and Humpback whales are often seen.

The park is the traditional homeland of the most southerly population of Inuit in the circumpolar world. The Inuit believe that Torngat, one of their most powerful spirits, dwells here. They will share their experiences and traditional ways with you. The main attractions of the area are the incredible landscapes, the day trips, overnight trips, the Inuit culture and history and the incredible wildlife sightings. Every guest should take at least one helicopter trip. The ‘expedition’ part is important and for a tourist it feels as if you are on an expedition (with scientists alongside) with glimpses into one of the most remote parts of the planet, which, until now, has been verydifficult to reach. Daily excursions are arranged and guests can choose to take an overnight hiking trip into the mountains but flexibility is the key as the excursions can be affected by weather. The fishing is out of this world, even for an amateur and the Arctic char which are found in the area are delicious to eat.

Accommodation at Torngat is simple but comfortable. You will be staying in permanent tents and there is a central shower and toilet unit. Scientists are based at Torngat which makes the experience all the more interesting. Full breakfast and dinner is served buffet style and each day you can make up your own sandwiches for lunch, special diets can be catered for. The camaraderie at Base Camp is very strong so it helps to be gregarious and to get to know everyone early on as this really pays back and you feel very quickly part of a close-knit group. Torngat National Park is reached by plane from Goose Bay in Labrador, your first and last night will be spent in Goose Bay. A trip to Torngat can be combined with visits to other parts of Canada


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