The TablelandsHalf a billion years in the making – the result of a brilliant coming together of two ancient continents -- the Earth's inner soul: the mantle - exposed to you the way few have seen it.
How do you want to experience the Tablelands?
Hike it with a Guide
Walk Upon the Earth's Mantle Guided Walk: Tablelands Trail (2h)10:00 am daily July - September
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. Parks Canada guides will help you explore this bizarre and beautiful landscape, the glacially carved valleys and the unique plants and vegetation that call the Tablelands their home! This two-hour guided hike will prepare you to better understand the world significant geology of Gros Morne as you explore the park.
Tablelands Intro Introductory Walk: Tablelands Trail (1h) Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00pm
Don`t have time for the full Tablelands walk? Get the quick scoop on this surreal landscape as you explore the beginning of the trail with a guide. Join an enjoyable and educational introduction to the Tablelands that will set you on your way to understanding the world significant geology of the park.
Reach for the top…of the Tablelands! Special Program: Tablelands Off-Trail Hike(3h) Reservations required ($44.00) Tuesday/Saturday 2:00 pm.
Want to explore off-trail and reach for the top of the Tablelands? You can be one of the few who have enjoyed the stunning views of mountain and sea from above. Head up the steep cliffs and slopes of the Tablelands for an amazing half-day hike in which you can enjoy the luxury of having a naturalist by your side. After all it's not every day that you get a chance to walk upon the Earth's mantle. Information and reservations: 709-453-2127.
Hike it on Your Own
Map of the Tablelands $3 map or $5 waterproof map. Available at the Discovery Centre and the Visitor Centre.
Pick up a map and plan your off trail route to some of the most picturesque landscapes in Gros Morne National Park. Plan a full day hike to the top of the Tablelands or a half-day adventure. Flip the map around and learn about the unique geology and flora on the Tablelands. Makes a great souvenir!
Explora for the Tablelands Smart Phone App: Tablelands Trail (2h).
You're on holidays and you don't want to be on a schedule; Explora is a handy app that allows you to get all of the information you need but at your own time and pace. Like having a tiny park naturalist in your hand to explore all the wonders of the Tablelands. Download the free app or pick up a device at the Discovery Centre – included in your park pass - and hit the trails!
Watch it all Unfold
Gros Morne: An Earth Odyssey Evening Program: Visitor Centre (1h) Wednesday/Sunday 7:00
Join a zany traveller sent from another galaxy who accepts a mission to learn more about planet Earth by uncovering the reasons for the UNESCO World Heritage designation at Gros Morne National Park. Discover Gros Morne’s unique geology in an out-of-this-world multimedia show!
Take in the views - Pull back the lens to see the beauty of the Tablelands in striking contrast to the surrounding green hills and blue saltwater. The Lookout Trail and the communities of Norris Point and Woody Point offer beautiful and different vistas of the Tablelands – check it out!