The rocks of Gros Morne National Park explain how continents got their shape, why volcanoes erupt and why earthquakes shake our planet. Geology and natural history are not the only gems to be found in Gros Morne. Explore the rich culture of the people and the area’s indigenous traditions. Incredible geology paired with captivating human history make Gros Morne a place to discover.

Park activities and Parks Canada guides offer you exciting ways to explore Gros Morne’s special features.

From June to September park interpreters offer fun, informative programs about the park’s wildlife, plants, geology, and history. Check back here soon for our spring and fall interpretation schedule.

Experience Gros Morne with our Park Guides - Summer Programs July 1 – September 2, 2019

Interpretation schedule

Sunday

Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) Offered in English and French
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Afternoon:

2:00 PM Medicine Walk Guided walk: Discovery Centre and Lobster Cove Head (1h) English
Walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before to discover some of the traditional uses of the plants and berries of the boreal forest.

Evening:

7:00 PM Gros Morne: An Earth Odyssey Evening Program: Visitor Centre (1h) English
An out-of-this-world theatrical multimedia show!  Join a zany traveller sent from another galaxy to discover Gros Morne’s geology and why it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Fun for all ages! 

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit: Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Monday

Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

10:30 AM Green Point: A Stroll through Strata Guided Walk Green Point Geological Site (1h) English
Stroll through millions of years of Earth’s history and explore a cool sequence of layered rocks…a place of hidden fossils and destroyed oceans!

12:00 PM Green Point: A Stroll through Strata Guided Walk Green Point Geological Site (1h) French

Afternoon:

2:00 PM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Evening:

7:00 PM The Lighthouse by Night Special Evening Program: Lobster Cove Head (1.5h) English Reservations required ($14.70)
Step into the parlour of our century old lighthouse for an intimate evening exploring the area’s rich musical heritage. Local performers share our songs and stories which influenced the vibrant folk music traditions of our province.
Pre-booking is required. Telephone 709.458.2417 or e-mail grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit: Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Tuesday

Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English and French
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit: Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Wednesday Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

10:30 AM Green Point: A Stroll through Strata Guided WalkGreen Point Geological Site (1h) English
Stroll through millions of years of Earth’s history and explore a cool sequence of layered rocks…a place of hidden fossils and destroyed oceans!

Afternoon:

2:00 PM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Evening:

7:00 PM Gros Morne: An Earth Odyssey Evening Program: Visitor Centre (1h) English
An out-of-this-world theatrical multimedia show!  Join a zany traveller sent from another galaxy to discover Gros Morne’s geology and why it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Fun for all ages!

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit: Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Thursday Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English and French
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Afternoon:

2:00 PM Medicine Walk Guided walk: Discovery Centre and Lobster Cove Head (1h) English
Walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before to discover some of the traditional uses of the plants and berries of the boreal forest.

Evening:

7:00 PM Fire Circle Evening Outdoor Program: Trout River Campground and Lobster Cove Head (1h) English
Listen to the drum & feel your connection to Mother Earth in an outdoor evening of fire & story

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit: Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Friday Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h) English
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

10:30 AM Green Point: A Stroll through Strata Guided Walk Green Point Geological Site (1h) English
Stroll through millions of years of Earth’s history and explore a cool sequence of layered rocks…a place of hidden fossils and destroyed oceans!

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit:;Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Saturday Morning:

10:00 AM Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle Guided Walk:Tablelands Trail (2h) English and French
Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

Evening:

7:00 PM Fire Circle Evening Outdoor Program: Trout River Campground and Lobster Cove Head (1h) English
Listen to the drum & feel your connection to Mother Earth in an outdoor evening of fire & story

Daily:

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM every hour on the half hour - Of Fish and Family Guided visit:;Broom Point Fishing Exhibit (45 min) English
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Places to Discover and Ways to Explore

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse Exhibit Open daily 10:00 - 5:30 May 18th - October 8th.
Uncover the story of Lobster Cove Head – the people, the history and the Lighthouse that served as a beacon to those returning from sea.

 

 

Broom Point

Broom Point Fishing Exhibit Open daily 10:00 - 5:30 June 1st - September 16th
Explore this restored fishing premises and the vibrant life of a typical Newfoundland inshore fishing family from the 1960’s.
Of Fish and Family Guided visit 45 min, Daily - 10:30, 12:30, 2:30.
Join a Parks Canada guide for a glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

 

Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre Open Daily 9:00 - 5:00 May 18th to June 21st, 9:00 - 6:00 June 22nd to September 3rd,  9:00 - 5:00 September 4th- October 8th. Explore our newly renovated exhibit of Gros Morne’s unique geology and landscape. Engage with our knowledgeable staff who help bring the park to life. The Discovery Centre is a great place to start your exploration of the south side of the park.

 

 

Special School Programs

Gros Morne National Park offers your students exciting opportunities to connect to the world around them. Whether it’s through exploring some of the most fascinating geological sites on our planet, hands-on experiences of how people lived and survived along our coasts, or listening to the stories and drumming of our Aboriginal interpreter, our programs are designed to deliver meaningful and transformative learning experiences.

Inquire at park facilities about upcoming programs and special events. 709-458-2417

Click here to download all activities available for school groups to enjoy.  

Special Commercial Group Tour Requests

Searching for new destinations and experiences? Let us guide you in discovering what Parks Canada in Western Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. Explore Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Port au Choix National Historic Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site UNESCO World Heritage Site, Red Bay National Historic Site UNESCO World Heritage Site and Torngat Mountains National Park as we assist you in creating memorable outings for your clients.

Click here for our full list of commercial group tour experiences

If you are bringing a group to Gros Morne National Park and would like the services of an interpreter for a guided event, a talk, or a step-on guide, please contact us at least two weeks in advance at or call 709-458-2417.