Why Was the River Designated?
The Soper River, on the Meta Incognita Peninsula on Southern Baffin Island, was designated to the Canadian Heritage River System in 1992 based on the richness of its natural heritage, its cultural importance to the Inuit, and for the exceptional recreational opportunities it provides for visitors.
The area designated to the Canadian Heritage River System includes virtually the entire 2500 sq. km. drainage basin of the Soper River and its two major tributaries, the Livingstone and the Joy rivers. The lower portion of this designated area is protected within Katannilik Territorial Park, which means “place of waterfalls”.