Labrador is the northerly portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. More...
Labrador is the northerly portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is the mainland portion separate from the island of Newfoundland and one of the most remote and pristine locations in the world. The region of Labrador is an incredible landscape made up of towering mountains and a coastline of stunning fjords. The jewel in this region is the Torngat Mountains National Park, one of the most remote and least visited parks in Canada. The park contains the highest mountain peaks on mainland Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. Though this region is twice the size of the island of Newfoundland it houses only 6% of the provinces population. This population is still largely made up of aboriginal peoples.
A trip to the Torngat Mountains is like no other trip. The vast expanse of the park, stunning scenery and remote location make it one of the least visited areas in the world. Difficult to access, the best way to visit the park is along the coastline by ship. Cruises along the shoreline allow you to visit some of the highlights of the Torngat Mountains, such as Nachvak Fjord, the archeological site at Ramah and Sajek Fjord. These cruises also offer a chance to visit the abandoned settlement of Hebron and several local villages along the coast include Makkovik, Nain and Hopedale. All have a rich culture and history going back many years.
Backpackers can also access the interior of the park through lodges in northern Quebec and fly-out services for self-guided hiking expeditions are available. There are several routes to choose from for the avid backpacker and food drops, safety gear and route planning can all be provided.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the largest city in Labrador and often the starting point of your Labrador adventure. It is a thriving community with air, road and sea access. From here you will have access to a variety of recreational activities including fishing lodges that offer some of the best brook trout fishing in Canada.