Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada
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There are no designated campsites or facilities in TMNP. Visitors may camp
anywhere except at archaeological sites. Visitors should practice “no trace
camping” practices. Please tread lightly on the land as you explore the
Torngat Mountains and leave the park’s natural and cultural treasures
unimpaired for future generations. This includes:
Leaving rocks, plants, bones, antlers, and other natural objects as you
Leaving artefacts or features that look, even remotely, like an
archaeological site undisturbed. These include tent rings, graves, blinds,
fox traps, and food caches. These can be almost indiscernible to the
Leaving stone cairns or inuksuks untouched. These may be of historical or
cultural significance. Do not build cairns or other markers on the
landscape. These detract from others’ sense of discovery and wilderness
experience and can be misleading.
Use a reliable cook stove and be prepared to cook in windy conditions. The
availability of wood is limited to scarce driftwood along the shoreline and
slow growing shrubs in valleys. Do not build fires on moss or tundra to
avoid the risk of an underground fire.
Pick up and pack out all your litter or burn it when possible. Minimize the
use of soaps and, when necessary, use biodegradable soap. Residual soap
should not be dumped in lakes or streams. Pack out human waste whenever
possible or bury it under rocks away from main travel routes and water
sources. If travelling near the coastal areas of the park, it is acceptable
to deposit your waste in a shallow pit below the high water mark.
Fresh water is available from countless streams and ponds in the Torngat
Mountains. Visitors are advised to filter (<0.5 microns), treat (iodine
or chlorine in warm water), or boil all drinking water.