Torngat Mountains National Park
|Torngat Mountains National Park|
|Location||Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
|Area||9,700 km2 (3,700 sq mi)|
|Established||July 10, 2008|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
Torngat Mountains National Park is a Canadian national park, located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Newfoundland and Labrador. Set in the Torngat Mountains, the name comes from the Inuktitut word Torngait, meaning "place of spirits".
An area called Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve was set aside with enactment of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement on December 1, 2005, with the intention of creating a national park. When the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement came into effect on July 10, 2008, the park was officially established, and the National Park Reserve became Torngat Mountains National Park, the first in Labrador. The 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.
This park protects wildlife (caribou, black bears, wolf packs, two species of fox, polar bears, peregrine falcon, and golden eagle among others), while offering wilderness-oriented recreational activities (hiking, scrambling, kayaking).
- Torngat Mountains National Park, Park Management, The Context for Park Management, Parks Canada, 2014
- Official Parks Canada website
- Parks Canada - Announcement of establishment of Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve
- Park page at Newfoundland and Labrador Government site