a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
National parks and other places to explore the tundra of the Arctic...
This very remote national park has amazing scenery, and hosts a number of species of megafauna. I visited this national park while working as part of the expedition team with Silversea. Torngat Mountains National Park is located in north-east Canada, on the Labrador Peninsula, and is split between the provinces of Quebec and Labrador & Newfoundland. The name comes from the Inuktitut word Tongait, meaning "place of spirits". The park is some 9,700 km2 in size, making it the largest national park in Atlantic Canada. It was officially established in 2008. The park is very scenic, with an array of steep fiords below the highest mountains in the mainland Canada east of the Rockies.
While the terrain is sparse, the wildlife includes numbers of large animals. When I was there, we watched half a dozen different polar bears, including young. We also spotted Black Bear, although from a long distance.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland"