Rugged and remote, Labrador’s terrain of towering mountains, isolated bays, spectacular fjords and stark tundra is home to only 28,000 people. Polar bears prowl the land, the sea abounds with whales, puffins and icebergs and the Northern Lights illuminate the night skies. The only tundra-dwelling black bears live here, as do plenty of polar bears. It’s been called “Canada’s last frontier.”
This summer from July 12 to August 30, 2014, Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station is offering a variety of packages for adventurous travelers thinking about Canada’s Atlantic Coast.
New this year is the seven-day Base Camp + Northern Ranger package, which includes four days in the Park and a three-day cruise down the north coast of Labrador visiting five Inuit communities.
From dawn to dusk at the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station guests can meet Inuit elders, research scientists and staff to learn about local cultural traditions and history.
This summer a new package combines a stay at Base Camp with a cruise. The 236-foot M/V Northern Ranger, a passenger and freight supply ship with an ice-strengthened hull, plies Labrador’s coastal waters between Black Tickle and Nain. The ship operates weekly in the summer calling at five Nunatsiavut communities. Passengers will learn about Inuit life as well as the history, geography and culture of this region.
This project has been made possible thru funding provided by the Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP).
(Photo by Wayne Broomfield courtesy of Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station)