Designation

Kazan River

Why Was the River Designated?

In July 1990, in recognition of its natural, cultural and recreational values, a 615 km section of the Kazan was designated a Canadian Heritage River.

The designation was based on the river’s unique boreal landscape and the role it plays in the migration route of the Qamanirjuaq caribou herd, the largest movement of land mammals in the world. The designation was also in recognition of the Caribou Inuit’s strong desire to have the river and their traditional life on the river commemorated.