The first park created in the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, the Pingualuit National Park is a premiere destination for one reason in particular: the Pingualuit meteor crater. Largely unknown to the world outside of local and Inuit culture, this raised crater (3.44 km in diameter) is also one of the deepest and purest lakes in the world (seriously), and an exceptional opportunity to interact with one of the few untouched wonders left in nature. Careful, now: it's been known to evoke a sense of awe from those who have seen it firsthand that cannot be overstated.Much of the park's natural expanse is flat, making it easy for hiking and, in winter, cross-country skiing. Also, sightings of the Northern Lights are not uncommon from park lodgings or camping areas during overnight stays. For more information on lodging, fees, reservations, and other park activities, consult the included park website. Make sure to contact the park office at least 6 weeks in advance for reservations; otherwise, you aren't allowed in!
Note:Visitors to Pingualuit will most likely be arriving via the airport in Kuujjuaq from Montreal. From there, it is a short flight to the park and a 3 km hike to the rim of this incredible crater lake.