Gros Morne National Park of Canada
A diverse landscape and a unique open-air geological showcase, Gros Morne brings to life the planet’s history and that of Newfoundland’s rural culture. Cruise a cliff-lined freshwater fjord, stroll across 500 million years of the earth’s past in an hour, visit a colourful coastal village, and hike a rare exposed piece of the Earth’s mantle. Explore on your own for a day or longer, or join guided activities including interpretive walks and a boat trip.
The Tablelands: See the Earth Naked
Experience the strange world of Gros Morne National Park’s barren Tablelands, a rare outcrop of the Earth’s mantle pushed skyward half a billion years ago. Guided hikes available from mid-June to mid-September.
Cruise the freshwater fjord of Western Brook Pond
An easy walk past natural bog and forest leads to the dock for a scenic boat trip up Western Brook Pond, cruising the base of sheer cliff walls where waterfalls tumble, to the end of the freshwater fjord. Daily Mid-May to Mid-October (weather permitting).
Experience Newfoundland’s coastal heritage and enjoy the seashore at Lobster Cove Head
Glimpse Newfoundland’s coastal heritage at a historical lighthouse, then enjoy the present with coastal adventures from exploring tidepools and seaside walks to picnics with a view at Lobster Cove Head. Open from the Victoria Day long weekend in May to Thanksgiving in October.
Trek to the panoramic views atop Gros Morne Mountain’s summit
Trek to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, the park’s high point, on a challenging, one-day, 16-kilometre loop. Hike from lowland to alpine terrain amid wildflowers and wildlife, enjoying panoramic views from the summit. Mountain summit open July to late October.