Operations Announcement for Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station

Air Borealis and Nunatsiavut Group of Companies to operate Torngat Mountains Base Camp for the next five years

 

May 22, 2019 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – Building on the success of past seasons, Air Borealis and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (“NGC”), contracted by the Nunatsiavut Government, will act as base camp operators for the world-renowned Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station (“TMBC”) until at least 2023. TMBC is located on Inuit-owned land adjacent to the southern boundary of the Torngat Mountains National Park. During the operating season, the staff of the Torngat Mountains National Park operates out of TMBC.

“The Nunatsiavut Government is very pleased to enter into a five-year contract with Air Borealis and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies on the operation of the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station,” said Minister of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Jim Lyall. “This contract will support employment and allow the Nunatsiavut Government to explore options for long-term programming that will let more Labrador Inuit to experience this beautiful piece of our homeland.”

The first TMBC guests for the 2019 season will arrive on July 20th, with operations running through to the end of August.  Guests will have the option of either arriving at TMBC on direct Air Borealis flights from the Goose Bay Airport to the Saglek airstrip or of making an additional   visit the Inuit community of Nain in Nunatsiavut while enroute. For their time at TMBC, guests will be able to choose from 3, 4 and 7 night packages which will include breathtaking excursions and inspiring hikes.

Packages for the 2019 season are still available and can be booked through www.thetorngats.com or by e-mailing [email protected]

For the next five years, all aspects of TMBC operations will be executed under the experienced management of Air Borealis and the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.  This will include the implementation of a year round booking system, enhancements to the current TMBC experience marketing, upgrades and operation of facilities at site and the development of visitor experience and tour packages that will continue to exceed guest expectations.

“With our experience operating Torngat Mountains Base Camp and the combined strengths of our companies coming to the table, NGC is looking forward to working with Air Borealis and continuing a great partnership over these next five years. NGC is proud to be able to share the experience of our homeland and our traditions with the world. Torngat Mountains Base Camp is truly a phenomenal experience!” Chris Webb, President and CEO of the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies.

About Torngat Mountains Base Camp

An Inuit Homeland, one of the last untamed, unspoiled places left on earth. Comprised of 9,700 square kilometers of spectacular wilderness, the Park stretches north from Saglek Fjord to the northern tip of Labrador, and westward from the Atlantic seacoast to the Québec border. It’s a land of mountains, polar bears, small glaciers, and caribou, where the Inuit hunt, fish, and travel as their ancestors did.  Come explore one of the most captivating places on earth.

View Torngat Mountains NL Tourism video here http://ow.ly/2ilk30kSVof
View Torngat Mountains Parks Canada video here http://ow.ly/Fvqf30kSVwP

Visit Torngat Mountains Base Camp online at the following addresses:
www.thetorngats.com
www.facebook.com/TheTorngats
www.twitter.com/TheTorngats

About Air Borealis

Through an historic agreement between the Inuit and Innu of Labrador, together with PAL Airlines, Air Borealis is an airline all can take great pride in. Air Borealis provides regular scheduled flights and cargo services to the North Coast of Labrador as well as charter and skedivac services to the north and south coasts of Labrador and throughout Eastern Canada. The combined service and route networks of Air Borealis and PAL Airlines means more flight options, more routes, and total ease of travel for passengers.

Visit Air Borealis online at the following addresses:

www.airborealis.ca
www.facebook.com/AirBorealis
www.twitter.com/AirBorealis

About Nunatsiavut Group of Companies

The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC) operates under the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust and has interests in aviation, marine, fishing, construction, logistics, real estate, and land development. NGC, with its wholly-owned as well as subsidiary companies, employ approximately 500 people, with operations throughout Nunatsiavut and beyond.

Visit NGC online at:

www.ngc-ng.ca
www.twitter.com/nunatsiavutgroupofco
www.facebook.com/nunatsiavutgroupofcompanies


Media Contacts

Bert Pomeroy
Nunatsiavut Government
709-896-8582
[email protected]

Stephen Dinn
Air Borealis
709-570-1441
[email protected]

 

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