Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Gros Morne National Park
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is of the utmost importance to the Agency. Parks Canada is doing its part to contain the novel coronavirus and reduce risks to employees and visitors. We look forward to resuming normal operations, but for now we must all work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Parks Canada temporarily suspended all visitor services in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas across the country until further notice. Effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Agency temporarily suspended all motor vehicle access by visitors in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Please note that while routes 430 and 431 through Gros Morne National Park will remain open, parking is not permitted on highways and roadways.
Access to parking lots, visitor facilities and all recreational activities in Gros Morne National Park are also temporarily suspended. This includes the closure of the backcountry to recreational snowmobiling, snowshoeing and skiing, as well as the closure of hiking trails and groomed ski trails throughout the park. Residents holding domestic timber harvest permits are still permitted to use snowmobiles at this time to carry out this designated activity.
Parks Canada will continue to deliver a number of critical functions in Gros Morne National Park including law enforcement, highway management and snow removal.
Search and rescue services are limited at this time. Please understand that even low risk backcountry activities have the potential to result in mishap, placing a burden on Search and Rescue personnel and the health care system at this critical time.
Commercial fish harvesters who require access for the operation of their enterprise can continue, but all users are asked to follow the advice of public health experts on social distancing.
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Hours of operation
Low season-Winter Oct. - May
Peak season-Summer May - Oct.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone: (709) 458-2417
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