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Terra Nova National Park of Canada

Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

Abundant natural resources, such as fish and sea mammals, have attracted people to the Terra Nova area for at least 5,000 years. Prehistoric peoples and European settlers depended on the rich resources of the sea and land, as do many people in the region today. The significance of the area's natural and cultural heritage was officially recognized in 1957 when Terra Nova became Newfoundland's first national park. Today, people continue to be attracted to this land because of the abundant wildlife, exceptional scenery and array of recreational activities. Take time to discover the park's natural wonders and cultural treasurers, below.

Connect with Nature!

  • Teaming up for Salmon
    Discover what local citizens, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Terra Nova National Park are doing to help increase salmon returns in the Northwest River.

  • Don't be a Bear Jammer
    Have you ever been involved in a ‘bear-jam'? Find out how to safety view bears and other wildlife while traveling through the park.

  • Newfoundland Marten
    Find about the endangered Newfoundland Marten.

  • Terra Nova's Forest – Taking a Turn for the Worse
    Find out how introduced species are affecting Terra Nova's forest.

Cultural Heritage