Torngat Mountains National Park
|Torngat Mountains National Park|
|Torngat Mountains National Park Location|
|Location||Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
|Area||9,700 km2 (3,700 sq mi)|
|Established||January 22, 2005|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
The park was established on 22 January 2005, making it the first national park to be created in Labrador. The National Park covers 9,700 square kilometres (3,700 sq mi), extending from Cape Chidley south to Saglek Fjord. It is the largest national park in Atlantic Canada and the southernmost national park in the Arctic Cordillera.
The park protects wildlife (caribou, polar bears, peregrine falcon, and golden eagle among others), while offering wilderness-oriented recreational activities (hiking, scrambling, kayaking). Set in the Torngat Mountains, the name comes from the Inuktitut word Torngait, meaning "place of spirits".
- Official Parks Canada website
- Parks Canada - Announcement of establishment of Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve
- Park page at Newfoundland and Labrador Government site