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Terra Nova National Park of Canada

Facilities and Services

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is our main park visitor centre – the perfect place to begin your journey in Terra Nova National Park. In addition to our friendly staff who can assist you in planning your perfect visitor experience, you can enjoy a brief orientation film about the park, take a tour of our exhibits

The Visitor Information Marine Centre Lobby
The Visitor Information Centre Lobby
© Parks Canada / Dale Wilson
and touch tank with one of our knowledgeable interpreters, pick up a souvenir at the Heritage Foundation Gift Shoppe or enjoy a snack at the Starfish Eatery . Or, drop by the Bonavista Bay Inshore Rescue Boating Safety Kiosk to view exhibits and speak with Coast Guard staff.

The Visitor Centre is located approximately 35 km from the eastern entrance and 10 km for the western entrance. For hours of operation, please click here . For more information, please call 709-533-2942.

The Heritage Foundation Gift Shoppe

The Heritage Foundation for Terra Nova National Park is a non-profit co-operating association with a volunteer board of directors

The Heritage Foundation Gift Shoppe
The Heritage Foundation Gift Shoppe
© Parks Canada / Karla Marshall
that has been operating in the park since 1986. The Foundation's role is to “support and enhance” Parks Canada's mandate through programs that increase the effectiveness of the park. Drop by their Gift Shoppe in the Visitor Information Centre to check out their extensive line of handcrafted and souvenir items. Other items include art, jewellery, Newfoundland and children's books, park publications and maps, souvenir clothing, kids' toys and so much more! Profits from these retail sales and other activities are used to operate the Nature House activity centre in the Newman Sound campground and to sponsor environmental stewardship projects in collaboration with Parks Canada and local communities. For more information, please call 709-533-3145 or visit our website.

The Starfish Eatery

The Starfish Eatery
The Starfish Eatery
© Parks Canada / Nick Langor

The Starfish Eatery is a division of the Clode Sound Motel & Restaurant, which is based in the neighbouring community of Charlottetown. The Starfish Eatery is situated in the Visitor Information Centre. This marine-themed restaurant overlooks scenic Newman Sound and Salton's Wharf. Enjoy a meal or light snack in our restaurant or smell the fresh sea air while dining on our patio overlooking the peaceful sound. We offer daily specials, fabulous seafood, soups, sandwiches, wraps, kids' menu, fresh breads, homemade snacks and desserts, ice, delicious ice cream and much more.

We cater to group bookings on-site or off. And, we have student specials available. For more information, please call 709-533-9555 or 709-664-3410 (voice mail) or visit our website.

Bonavista Bay Inshore Rescue Boating Safety Kiosk

From Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day Monday, Canadian Coast Guard operate the Bonavista Bay Inshore Rescue Boating Safety Kiosk at the Visitor Information Marine Centre in Terra Nova National Park. Drop by for boating safety information, to view exhibits, or to speak with coast guard staff. Be sure to join us in August when we celebrate our annual Coast Guard Day. For more information, please call 709-533-2590.