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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 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 20, 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 to the Inuit community of Nain in Nunatsiavut while en route. For their time at TMBC, guests will be able to choose from three, four and seven night packages which will include excursions and hikes.
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.