Deep wilderness attracts the few travelers intrepid and patient enough to make it all this way. For the time being, it's probably best experienced on a guided trip. From Mary's Harbour, boat trips tour Battle Harbour and offer whale and iceberg watching. After departing Mary's Harbour, you'll pass through Port Hope Simpson 53km up the road, and then there's practically nothing for 186km until Cartwright.
In 2010, the federal government created the Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve from 11,000 sq km of caribou-crossed boreal forest between Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The park is still being established, but will eventually provide paddlers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and hikers access to an unblemished wilderness.