Most people have never heard of Torngat Mountains National Park and only a few hundred visit every year. But a visit to this isolated park (you can only reach it via charter aircraft or cruise ship) will change you. One of Canada’s most unique national parks (and that’s high praise as there are so many amazing Parks Canada sites) it is also an Inuit homeland.
I was approached by National Geographic recently to write about this special destination and the result is a story that explains why Torngats is known as the “place of spirits”. You can read the full story here.
Canada’s North is still relatively undiscovered to travellers so if you want to enjoy travel experiences that are not heavily scripted and allow meaningful interaction with hosts, you will enjoy Newfoundland and Labrador’s Torngat Mountains National Park.
It’s that rare place where you might spot a polar and a black bear in the same day. Did I mention you’ll need a Inuit bear guard to keep you safe while you’re exploring it?
One thing that will be sacrificed if you’re contemplating a trip like this is spontaneity. You don’t just drop into the Torngats. You need to arrange a trip to Basecamp or join an expedition cruise (at this time, all 2020 cruises have been cancelled).
This destination may not be on your travel list for 2020 but when you’re dreaming of your post-pandemic travel plans, you might want to put Torngats at the top of your 2021 or 2022 wishlist.