Best Multi-Day Hikes in Canada – Nakvak Brook Trek (NL)

This is one of 50 entries where I will highlight what I believe are the top multi-day hiking trails in Canada. These traverses were chosen after careful review and consideration of what Canada’s outdoors has to offer for those backpackers looking to be out in the Canadian wilderness.

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The Nakvak Brook Trek is a 68km point-to-point trail in Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador. This beautiful terrain can only be accessed by boat or helicopter through the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station, between July and September.

There is no official route for this traverse, other than the fact that it follows the Nakvak Brook from its mouth (Pitukkik) to the Quebec/Nunavut border. It can be walked from either side, with a few options of crossing over to the other side, except for the last section in which it is highly recommended to be North of the brook.  

Due to its remote location with no roads, campgrounds or signs, there is a lot of planning and preparation required for this hike. Appropriate measures must be taken to manage your food and waste safely, since there are risks of encountering a polar bear or black bear along the way. This trek is definitely for experienced hikers only.

The PDF guide linked below includes GPS coordinates to the suggested campsites and includes everything you need to know before embarking on this journey!

https://thetorngats.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TMNP-Nakvak-Brook-Hiking-Route-Description_ENG_Low-Res.pdf

Here are other important links:

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/torngats/activ/randonee-hiking1/nakvak

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/torngats

http://www.torngatbasecamp.com/home-travel_to_saglek-htm/