Tursujuq National Park

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A waterfall on the Nastapoka River

The creation of Tursujuq National Park was announced by the Province of Quebec on December 14, 2012,[1] and officially established on July 18, 2013.[2] Located on the east side of Hudson Bay near the Inuit village of Umiujaq, the park is one of North America's largest, with an area of 26,100 km2 (6.5 million acres). It will be managed by the Kativik Regional Government, which emcompasses most of the Nunavik region of Quebec.

The Clearwater Lakes, created by twin earth impacts, lie within the park, as does the watershed of the Nastapoka River. The river hosts a population of landlocked freshwater harbour seals and salmon, and its mouth is a sanctuary for beluga whales.[3]

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  1. ^ "Tursujuq: Park created through exemplary cooperation". Canada Newswire. Dec 14, 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Québec MDDEFP: Parc national Tursujuq , retrieved 10 November 2013
  3. ^ "Québec creates Canada’s largest provincial park". Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°21′N 75°00′W / 56.35°N 75.00°W / 56.35; -75.00