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Terra Nova National Park of Canada

A Letter from the Superintendent

Terra Nova National Park of Canada is a special place. Here you have an opportunity to discover a unique part of Canada's natural environment, a place where long fingers of the sea touch the sheltered landscape of an island boreal forest. There is a richness in life along the coast and, as a result, people have been drawn to these sheltered fjords for thousands of years.

Take the opportunity to explore the Park with an interpretive boat tour, a quiet canoe paddle at Sandy Pond, or a sea kayaking expedition. Enjoy a moment of reflection along one of our many trails or at a backcountry wilderness campsite. Bring your family to Newman Sound Campground and take part in the variety of interpretation programs that are offered during the summer months. Spend a day at our Marine Interpretation Center discovering the park's ocean life up close! Whatever you choose, our staff will help make your visit safe, enjoyable and informative.

As one park in a system of National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas, Terra Nova National Park must be protected for all Canadians. National Parks, like Terra Nova, aim to protect plants, animals, and all of the delicate biological processes that support them, in an effort to ensure that this balance of life is maintained for all time. During your visit you'll see some of the ways the Park is working to make this goal a reality. Programs such as our composting and recycling program in Newman Sound Campground, our site restoration efforts, our "Keeping the Wild in Wildlife" program, and our Ecological Parkway project along the Trans Canada Highway are just some examples of how we're working to be "environmentally friendly" in every aspect of our activities. If you would like to know more about these initiatives or have suggestions on how we can improve, please contact the Park.

Come visit Terra Nova National Park and discover why this is truly one of Canada's special places.


William (Bill) Brake
Field Unit Superintendent
Newfoundland East Field Unit