Press Release: Third Edition of the Weekends in the Parks
Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 23, 2017 – Nunavik Parks and the Kativik Regional Government (KRG) are pleased to announce the Weekends in the Parks for the third consecutive year. This summer, Nunavik residents can choose between eleven discovery packages organized at Parc national des Pingualuit, Parc national Kuururjuaq and Parc national Tursujuq. Activities include hiking, canoeing and kayaking, camping, wildlife observation, relaxing at the cabin, contact with our local guides and immersion in the magic of Nunavik’s natural environments.
Weekends in the Parks provide a unique opportunity for those who dream of experiencing the region’s spectacular national parks, from outdoor enthusiasts seeking their next memorable adventure to family and friends looking for a ludic way to spend time together.
“Last summer’s Weekends in the Parks were very successful with Nunavimmiut and we anticipate even more from this year’s edition,” explained Patrick Graillon, Assistant Director for Parks operations with the KRG Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department. “We are delighted especially with the growing interest demonstrated by Beneficiaries for their great Parks.”
Nunavik parks are immense territories protecting the natural features, landscapes and wildlife of the region. The thriving environment of the George River plateau, the pristine waters of Pingualuk crater, the valley of the Koroc River in the Torngat Mountains, the diverse plants and wildlife of Lake Tasiujaq, and the powerful Nastapoka Falls are but a few examples.
Registrations open Thursday, June 1, at 9 a.m. by calling (telephone only) to the park of your choice. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.
Packages include return transportation to the parks by air charter (Pingualuit and Kuururjuaq only), local guides and lodging. Registrations can include up to four participants. For all the details on Weekends in the Parks 2017, check out the Nunavik Parks Facebook page or website (http://www.nunavikparks.ca).
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|Jean-Philippe Papineau||Lucile Drouineau|
Kativik Regional Government
|Customer Service and Marketing
Agent Nunavik Parks
|Tel. 819-964-2961, ext. 2400||Tel. 819-964-2961, ext. 2333|
Nunavik Parks is dedicated to protecting exceptional features of the natural environment and representative landscapes from encroaching human activity that includes non-renewable resource exploitation. National park protection focuses on conservation through enhanced educational and recreational opportunities for Nunavimmiut and travellers from around the world. In Nunavik’s national parks, Inuit maintain their right to practise subsistence harvesting activities. In fact, the practice of traditional activities form part of the region’s unique park experience.
The Kativik Regional Government is a public organization created in 1978 under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement. The organization has jurisdiction over nearly the entire territory of Québec north of the 55th parallel in areas such as municipal matters, transportation, the environment, policing, employment, labour training, income security, childcare services, renewable resources, land-use planning, civil security and economic development.