|Fifteenth anniversary for Nunavik Parks ||Fifteenth anniversary for Nunavik Parks ||2/11/2019 5:00:00 AM|
The crater Pingaluk, Parc nartional des Pingualuit
When parc national des Pingaluit was created in 2004, the mission of this very first park in northern region was to protect an exceptional phenomenon, Pingualuit Crater, and to facilitate its discovery. The implication of the local communities in protecting, developing and managing Nunavik’s parks has been at the heart of the project from the start. For the last fifteen years, Nunavik Parks has pursued this commitment throughout the creation of three other national parks and two park projects. Pingualuit, Kuurujuaq, Tursujuq and Ulittaniujalik are covering a territory of 37 000 km2 and protect Nunavik’s ecological and cultural treasures. Indeed, each park is the result of a strong collaboration with neighbouring communities, allowing the protection of territories of both natural and cultural interest. Today, Nunavik Parks convey this double heritage and welcome hundreds of visitors each year for a unique cultural immersion and extraordinary experiences in an awe-inspiring scenery. Thanks to our dedicated teams, there are now many opportunities for Youth, Elders and Parks employees to help preserve and share their traditional skills and stories.
The main celebration will be launched on February 11th, in Kuujjuaq where all Nunavik Parks staff will be reunited for the first time in 15 years for a whole week of conferences, trainings and workshops. February 12th will be a very special day with people who played a significant role in establishing and promoting Nunavik Parks, Faune, Forêt et Parcs Minister and dignitaries from Kuujjuaq NV and Landholding as well as Makivik joining us for public presentations at the Town Hall theater.
Events will be happening during the whole year in parks and welcoming communities to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Nunavik Parks throughout Nunavik.
As thousands of visitors have done in the last fifteen year, come discover the Inuit culture warmth at the heart of Nunavik Parks.
Bobby Tooktoo and Joshua Sala, Parks wardens at Parc national Tursujuq
Peak Pyramid and the George River, Parc national Ulittaniujalik
Trekking in the Torngat Mountains, Parc national Kuururjuaq
Fifteen years after the creation of the first National Park in Nunavik, the parks are proud to represent today 36 994.5 km2 of four national parks, two park projects and more than 80 employees based in their home communities contributing all year long to the success of our mission.