A short pathway leads to the shoreline for close up views of the rocks or follow the cliff top pathway to a spectacular view over the point. Explore Green Point’s seaside cliffs, a beautiful and intriguing sequence of layered rocks. Almost 500 million years ago, these rocks formed on the bottom of an ancient ocean. Here geologists discovered fossils that define the boundary between the Cambrian and Ordovician periods and makes Green Point a world geological benchmark.
Located off route 430, 500 m north of the Green Point campground. Best visited at low tide. For your safety, watch for falling rocks and stay back from the cliff edge.
How do you want to experience Green Point?
Green Point Naturalist on Site © Parks CanadaGreen Point: Naturalist on Site
- Guide on Site (2h) Green Point Geological Site Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 – 12:30
Drop in, stroll through millions of years of Earth’s history and explore a cool sequence of layered rocks…all complete with hidden fossils! On your path to discovering this interesting site, you’ll meet a Parks Canada guide who will help you explore Green Point.
Discovery Centre Art Gallery
The Story in Stone
The rocks of Gros Morne National Park and adjacent parts of western Newfoundland are world-renowned for the light they shed on the geological evolution of ancient mountain belts. The geology of the park illustrates the concept of plate tectonics, one of the most important ideas in modern science.
This is one of the main reasons why Gros Morne National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
This year, the Discovery Centre Art Gallery is hosting the exhibit Boundary|Time|Surface by former Artist in Residence, Sydney Lancaster. Inspired by the Green Point geological site, the artist working with geologist John Waldron has created a body of work “which explores human efforts to understand and divide up geologic time. This exhibition conveys an appreciation of the scale of human experience in relation to the vast extent of time and space represented in Gros Morne National Park.”