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Dogs Prohibited on Ski Trails
Pursuant to section 7(1) of the National Parks General Regulations, dogs are prohibited on the groomed ski trails by order of the superintendent, Gros Morne National Park of Canada:
Where: All ski trails in the Visitor Centre area.
Why: This prohibition is to prevent damage to the groomed ski trail; and to prevent conflicts with other users.
Note:Any contravention of this notice constitutes an offence under section 24(2) of the Canada National Parks Act. Failure to comply with that Act, the applicable park regulations or this notice may be grounds for prosecution under the Canada National Parks Act.
Start Date: 2020/02/25
End Date: 2020/04/30
Moose Population Reduction Program Set to Open In Gros Morne National Park
ROCKY HARBOUR, NL, September 19, 2019 – The moose population reduction program in Gros Morne National Park will open on September 21, 2019, and close on January 26, 2020. There are three different hunting zones within the national park boundary with different opening dates for each zone, and a fourth zone that is closed to hunting.
- Zone 1 opens Saturday, September 21, 2019. This zone is limited to backcountry areas greater than 2 km from park highways.
- Zone 2 opens Saturday, October 19, 2019. This zone includes the majority of areas open to hunting and is accessible by road.
- Zone 3 opens Saturday, November 16, 2019. This zone surrounds Killdevil Camp and areas adjacent to frequently-used park trails.
- Zone 4 is closed to hunting.
The Gros Morne National Park moose management program began in 2011 as part of a broader initiative to improve forest health that was being significantly impacted from over-browsing. The park’s moose population is managed in co-operation with the Wildlife Division of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, using the provincial big-game licensing system. Visitor safety is a priority for Parks Canada. During the moose population reduction period, some hiking trails will be impacted in different areas of the park, and visitors should pay attention to signage indicating areas where hunting is taking place. Individuals planning to visit Gros Morne this fall and winter should review maps and safety information at: www.pc.gc.ca/foresthealth.
Park User Permits
Pursuant to section 7.1(2) of the National Parks General Regulations the following designated activities in the park require a personal use permit by order of the Superintendent, Gros Morne National Park of Canada.