Latest important bulletins


ROCKY HARBOUR, NL, May 16, 2019 Parks Canada has been conducting trail and wharf reconstruction at Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park over the course of the winter months. Construction interruptions, caused by persistent ice conditions in Western Brook Pond, resulted in a short delay in opening of the trail and site by one week. The trail will now open to visitors on May 26, 2019 and will once again remain open year-round.

The construction of the trail will be completed by May 26 at which time it will be reopen to the public. Starting this summer and continuing over the coming years, Parks Canada will continue to restore vegetation along the trail and install visitor experience elements such as interpretive features, rest areas and viewpoints to support the visitor experience needs for a broad range of our visitors. This work will not have an impact on the use of the trail.

The goal of the multi-year project is to complete a trail that is safe, sustainable and accessible while protecting the ecology and offering rewarding experiences to visitors. Changes to the trail will create opportunities to address the needs and interests of a broader range of park users including cyclists and those who may have limited mobility. More details on this important project can be found in the latest update posted on the park’s website at:

This project is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3 billion investment over 5 years to support infrastructure improvements to heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

Parks Canada will issue further public advisories as the work progresses. For up-to-date information on notices, the public can follow us @ParksCanadaNL and contact us at 709-458-2417 or


Trout River Pond Closed to Fishing

What: Pursuant to section 35(1) of the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations, the following waters are hereby closed by order of the superintendent, Gros Morne National Park of Canada. 


  • Trout River
  • Trout River Pond
  • All tributaries

Why: This closure is to protect salmon and trout populations that are at critically low levels.

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.


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.

  • Visitor Center
  • Hiking
  • Cultural Interpretive Exhibits
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Day Use and Picnic Areas
  • Boat Launches and Docks
  • Viewing Areas
  • Roadside and Trailside Exhibits
  • Camping
  • Skiing and snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Boat Tours
  • Parking
  • Beaches
  • Fishing
  • The following superintendent notices are in effect in Gros Morne National Park:

  • Park User Permits
  • Area of closure - Gros Morne Mountain (New trail to base) (Jan 24th, 2019)
  • Closure of all river and brooks to Salmon fishing in Gros Morne National Park
  • Area of closure - Wallace Brook Trail / Green Gardens (May 2018)
  • Campground Liquor and Cannabis Prohibition
  • Current Important Information Bulletins

  • Trout River Closure
  • Gros Morne Mountain Closure
  • End of 2019 Snowmobiling Season
  • Gros Morne Closure
  • Immediate Snowmobiling Closure
  • Lowlands Closure
  • Shallow Bay Day Use Area and Ski Trails Closed Temporarily (Feb. 13, 2019)
  • UPDATE Western Brook Pond Project Update ( Jan 22, 2019)
  • Cannabis Legalization and use in Parks Canada places in NL (Oct. 17, 2018)
  • Lookout Trail temporarily closed until spring 2019 to complete construction. (Oct 15, 2018)
  • Western Brook Pond infrastructure upgrades resume (Oct 10, 2018)
  • UPDATE Western Brook Pond Project Update (Oct. 1st)
  • Moose Population Reduction Program Underway in Gros Morne (Sept 20th) 
  • All Rivers and Brooks in Gros Morne National Park Closed to Salmon Fishing ( July 23, 2018)
  • Work to Revitalize National Park Trails Underway (June 26, 2018)
  • Government of Canada Invests in Gros Morne National Park (June 20, 2018)
  • Past Information Bulletins

  • Campground Liquor Prohibition
  • 2018 Salmon Angling in Gros Morne National Park (May 30, 2018)
  • Area of Closure - Gros Morne Mountain (May -June) 
  • Gros Morne Mountain Closed in May and June (Annual Closure) (April 27, 2018)
  • Western Brook Pond Revitalization (Oct. 27, 2017)
  • Snowmobiling Closure for the 2018 Season (April 24, 2018)
  • Winter Trouting Season Open (Feb. 1, 2018)
  • Deer Arm Brook Bridge (old) Removal (Feb. 13, 2018)
  • Lane Closure at Mill Brook Bridge (Feb. 12, 2018)