Torngat Mountains National Park in Newfoundland, Canada

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Torngat Mountains National Park

Top choice in Labrador

Named from the Inuktitut word torngait (place of spirits), this national park is the ancestral home of Inuit and their predecessors. Its spectacular wilderness features herds of caribou, polar bears and even seals in a freshwater habitat. The park comprises 9700 sq km, extending from Saglek Fjord in the south, including all islands and islets, to the very northern tip of Labrador. No superlatives can do the beauty of this place justice.

Visitation is difficult since there is only plane and boat access. The park office is in Nain.