Visitors travelling unguided in Torngat Mountains National Park are expected to be self-reliant and are responsible for their own safety. Your preparedness, knowledge, skill and physical fitness must align with the degree of difficulty of the activities you plan to undertake. You are expected to be very good at using a map, compass, and GPS, and you must be prepared for bears.
Planning Your Trip
Make early contact with Parks Canada staff to discuss your trip well in advance. Carefully review the visitor information and polar bear safety information and DVD provided by Parks Canada. Understand where you are planning to go and the challenges associated with that particular route and area of the park. Ensure you are properly provisioned and equipped for the trip with the knowledge, skills, and physical fitness required for the activities that you plan to undertake.
All visitors must register before entering and “de-register” upon leaving Torngat Mountains National Park. Contact or visit the park office in Nain, Labrador. De-registration can occur outside office hours by leaving a voicemail message or contacting the 24-hour Parks Canada Emergency Dispatch.
Emergency Dispatch: 1-877-852-3100 or 1-780-852-3100
Knowledge is the key to a safe and enjoyable trip. Independent travellers are advised to carefully map their route, develop a safety plan, and to be very thorough in preparing their equipment and provisions. Here are some recommendations for preparing your trip. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Information required for registration:
A safety plan, which must include:
- List of your major identifiable equipment like tents and backpacks (number of units, colour, etc.)
- Type of communication equipment (Sat Phone, InReach, Spot, radio, etc.)
- Type of activities you plan to undertake
- A detailed itinerary, including intended start/ end dates and locations, intended routes, and any alternate routes you may take (include a map)
- Date you are planning on leaving the park
- Bear safety methods/ equipment you plan to use
- Leave-No-Trace methods you plan to use
- Any pertinent medical information about your group
- Any formal training or certification relevant to your activity (first aid, guide certification, boat operator certification etc.)