Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Gros Morne National Park

The Parks Canada Administration Buildings are currently closed to visitors due to the return to COVID-19 Alert Level 5 by the province. However, park staff are available: please call the main Park Info Line at (709) 458-2417 or email pc.grosmorne.pc@canada.ca if you would like to reach us.

Gros Morne National Park remains open for outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Please see www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/activ/winter for information on winter activities.

Parks Canada would like to remind all winter users who may be visiting the park to be prepared for their chosen activity. Backcountry users in particular should be mindful of variable weather, avalanche terrain and snow conditions, and be cautious and check the ice if crossing ice covered ponds or rivers.

Park visitors are reminded to follow all provincial health measures to prevent spread of COVID-19, including: maintain physical distancing, wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as a mask, travel within your household bubble, and do not travel to the park if you are required to self-isolate for any reason or while provincial travel restrictions are in place.

Passes and Permits Update

Park passes, fishing permits, resident snowmobile permits and public/commercial snowmobile permits can be received by mail by phoning (709) 458-2417 during regular business hours.

Park passes, fishing permits and public/commercial snowmobile permits can also be picked up from many area businesses. The full list of locations is available at www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/visit/pass

Many area businesses in the nearby communities are open, though may be providing reduced or altered levels of service. Please contact them directly to find out their availability.

Domestic harvest permits can be obtained by calling (709) 458-2417 and leaving your name and contact number. You will be contacted by the Domestic Harvest Technicians on Wednesdays (south side residents) or Thursdays (central and north residents) for the additional information necessary to issue your permit. Permits will be sent to harvesters by mail.

What’s open (updated: Feb 24)
  • Trails for snowshoe: Reminder of winter conditions and being prepared!
    • Old Mail Road
    • Steve’s Trail
    • Coastal Trail
    • Berry Head Pond Trail
    • Mattie Mitchell Trail
    • South East Brook Falls Trail
    • Tablelands Trail
    • Trout River Pond Trail
    • Snug Harbour
    • Bakers Brook Falls Trail
    • Berry Hill Trail
    • Berry Hill Pond Trail
    • Western Brook Pond Trail
    • Gros Morne Mountain Base Trail
    • Stuckless Pond Trail
    • Lomond River Trail
    • The Lookout Trail 
  • Green spaces:
    • South Gateway
    • Broom Point
    • Green Point geological site
    • Lobster Cove Head 
What’s closed (updated: Feb 24)
  • Trails:
    • Stanleyville Trail (closed until spring 2021)
    • Green Gardens (closed until spring 2021
    • Long Range Traverse (closed until summer 2021)
    • Northern Traverse (closed until summer 2021)

     

    • Day Use Areas
      • Shallow Bay
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • Western Brook
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED.
      • Bakers Brook
        • Shelters will be CLOSED.
      • Mill Brook
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • McKenzies
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
      • South East Hills
        • Shelters and washroom CLOSED
      • Trout River Pond
        • Shelters and washrooms CLOSED
    • Day Use Areas:
      • Lomond (closed until spring 2021)
    • Facilities:
      • Rocky Harbour Visitor Reception Centre
      • Discovery Centre - Visitor Reception Centre
      • Broom Point Fishing Premises 
      • Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse 
      • Gros Morne Swimming Pool Recreation Complex 
    • Campgrounds:
      • All campgrounds (Lomond, Trout River, Green Point, Shallow Bay, Berry Head)
      • No backcountry (Long-range traverse) camping
Camping (updated: Feb 24)
Please refer to our camping page for more details.

What's Open 

  • Snug Harbour (primitive camping)
  • Ferry Gulch (primitive camping)
  • Stanleyville (primitive camping - access by water only)
Your safety when visiting
Parks Canada looks forward to safely welcoming visitors to the Discovery Centre and Visitor Centre where they can learn about Gros Morne National Park. Visiting Parks Canada places is different in 2020 and ensuring safe and enjoyable visits to Gros Morne National Park requires shared effort. Be prepared to follow public health guidelines: 
  • Practice proper hand washing hygiene.
  • Maintain physical distance measures of two metres (six feet) between yourself and others.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask when they cannot maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (six feet).
  • Do not visit the park if you are sick. Do not visit the park if you were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Bring your own COVID-19 hygiene kit: Hand soap/sanitizer, disinfectant spray/wipes, mask, and picnic blanket/table cloth.

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious when visiting Gros Morne National Park and to respect any closures that are in place. Anyone participating in recreational activities should take care to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on search and rescue teams and on the health care system

Stay informed