Walk in the Footsteps of Inuit Ancestors

Torngat Mountains National Park

Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station offers visitors daily excursions from base camp into the park and the surrounding landscape. Parks Canada staff provide interpretive programming on all trips in the park, and with logistical support from Torngat Mountains Base Camp, we are able to offer visitors a wide range of experiences. Here you will find descriptions of some of the day trips many visitors will have an opportunity to experience. 

Walk in the Footsteps of Inuit Ancestors

The spectacular landscape of Torngat Mountains National Park holds centuries of Inuit cultural history in its fjords, valleys, and mountains. A variety of hiking experiences give visitors of every skill level opportunities to explore this special landscape and discover its hidden histories in the company of Inuit: light interpretive day hikes foster a deeper connection to the region; and multi-day backpacking excursions follow ancient paths marked by inuksuit.

I Am From PitukKik: a Nakvak Brook Journey

Stand alongside a commemorative inuksuk built to mark one end of a historic travel route that even today connects Inuit of Ungava Bay to Inuit on the Labrador Coast. This inukshuk was erected by the Cooperative Management Board for the Torngat Mountains National Park to celebrate and honour the connection between Inuit of Nunavik and Nunatsiavut. It is the highlight of a full-day boat trip to the north side of Saglek Fjord at the delta of PitukKik. Watch for black bears fishing the shallows for Arctic char. Amid wildflowers and grand views, walk the beginning of the traditional Inuit travel route in the company of Inuit who have personal connections to this place.

Multi-Day Backcountry Adventure

Choose your own adventure – bring your family and friends to an ancient land and select a hiking route that matches your skill level and interests. Travel with an Inuk who will share stories of the land and of the people who have walked here before you. Follow paths marked by inuksuit and river valleys, and discover the archeological traces along the way. Sleep under the stars… or under the Northern lights!

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