The Torngat Mountains are a very spiritual place for the residents of Nunatsiavut. Before the presence of Moravian missionaries in the 18th century, the Torngat Mountains were a place where Inuit shamans would travel to communicate with spirit helpers. Shamans would invoke the spirits to assist with initiations or to acquire a certain power that was needed. The mountains represented a very strong connection to the Inuit spirit world.
The Torngat Mountains are also home to some rock formations about 3.92 billion years old, making them the second oldest in the world!
To this day, the Torngat Mountains remain a place of energy and power. Community members from Nunatsiavut and visitors from throughout the world all express a new found sense of self when they leave the Torngat Mountains that they did not bring with them.
The Torngat Mountains National Park is located at the northern tip of Nunatsiavut and was created in 2005 with the signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claim Agreement.
Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station
Operating as a remote camp, the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station is the best way to experience the Torngat Mountains National Park. The Base Camp is a hub of activity for visitors, Inuit elders, interpreters, youth, bear guards, and international researchers. The Base Camp is designed to create an intimate familiarity with the surrounding land, while also enjoying modern amenities such as hot showers and comfortable accommodations.
You’ll meet a wide-variety of people in camp, many of which have ancestors that used to call the Torngat Mountains home. It is the perfect place from which to experience the Inuit way of life while exploring this pristine, breath-taking Inuit homeland.