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Earth scars

June 16, 2013

The website World Geography has published a listing of 12 ‘earth scars’. Interestingly one quarter of them are located north of 56- two diamond mines and the Pingualuit Crater.

The Pingualuit Crater is located in a Park in Nunavik (northernmost Quebec). For countless generations Inuit have referred to this place as pingualuit, a term that is testimony to this people’s meticulous attention to visual detail. Pingualuit, or pimples in English, fittingly describes the jagged crest of the crater silhouetted against the omnipresent Arctic sky. An interpretation centre in the community of Kangiqsujuaq presents the park’s natural environment and the region’s Inuit culture. In short, the Parc national des Pingualuit offers truly adventurous travellers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the lands and legends of another time.


The Pingualuit Crater is a unique tourist attraction for sure. It is inaccessible and remote with a short viewing season. If you want to visit this unique crater you will be one of only a handful of visitors each year to do so.



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