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Western Newfoundland Highlands

Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park
Western Brook Pond,
Gros Morne National Park


The numberless waterfalls and cascades will cause surprise to those who ... believe Newfoundland to be a flat land of bogs and rocks.... People have not the slightest idea of what wonderful scenery is hidden away ... only waiting to be discovered.

A.A. Radclyffe Dugmore,
1913 British Author and Sportsman

Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park
Bonne Bay,
Gross Morne National Park


Driving up the coast from the ferry terminal at Port Aux Basques, at the southern extremity of this natural region, the highway is squeezed between the clear green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the looming, blue-shadowed Long Range Mountains. Spectacular fiords slash inland. The Long Range Mountains form the backbone of this region, sloping gently toward the Atlantic to the east, and dropping precipitously toward the west into the Gulf.

National Parks System Plan, 3rd Edition

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