When you travel to Terra Nova National Park, you find a new rhythm—the rhythm of nature.

It’s in the beat of your feet along 80 km of hiking trails exploring this quintessential Newfoundland forest. It’s the crackling campfires and how the embers dance toward the night sky, where the stars have never shone so bright. It’s the lapping of the water on the shore, and how the current pulls at your paddle beckoning you along. It’s the thumping of your heart as you crest a summit and see land and water stretching out to the horizon—the glory of distance at its finest.

Whether exploring on your own, at the Visitor Centre, or in one of our Interpretive Programs, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how everything connects and see yourself and this place in a whole new light.

Rhythm of Nature


An animated Parks Canada logo of a beaver fades in and out.

[paddle dipping, loon calling]

A wooden oar dips into blue water. The water ripples as a man with short grey hair, and wearing a lifejacket, paddles along an inlet. Behind him are shores lined mainly with evergreens.

[sticks snapping, feet landing]

A hiking boot steps on moss. A sneaker hops on a play structure.


Hands flick on a lighter and light a camp stove.

[laughter, trunk closing]

At a campsite, a young woman laughs as she shuts the trunk of her vehicle.

A woman wearing a plaid shirt strolls a path through the woods. As she passes evergreens, her fingertips trace along the rough surface of their bark.

A stick clangs against a metal play structure. The canoeist paddles toward a tree-covered mountain in the distance across an inlet. The pale morning sky is reflected in the water’s glassy surface.

At a picnic table, water from a camp kettle is poured into a metal mug.

A woman chops wood with an axe.

The sun shimmers on calm water.

[song begins: flute playing over the rhythm of park sounds]

At a Visitor Centre, a young girl plays with a true-or-false interactive exhibit.


On a camp stove, an egg fries in a frying pan.

A kettle is lifted off an open flame. Then, two women clink mugs over breakfast.

[loon calling]

Morning mist rises off the ocean.

A group of children ride their bikes on a road through the campground.

At a playground, three kids pile onto a zipline together.

[beads falling]

Beads make a clacking noise on bicycle spokes, and a child hits a metal post with a stick.

[tent zipping, door closing]

A family takes the stairs up to their Ôasis accommodation in the woods. The young boy and girl smile as they close the door of the tear-shaped hut mounted on stilts.

[water splashing]

A rock splashes in water.

At the Visitor Centre, a young girl counts whale vertebrae on display.

A hiker arrives at a lookout and peers through a telescope.

Stretches of old growth forest extends down to coves and inlets.

[canopy branches creaking]

Towering trees sway beneath a blue sky.

Two hikers, one using a walker and the other using a cane, stroll across a wooden pedestrian bridge that crosses a calm river.

They reach a path through the woods.

At a campsite, young people pitch a tent.

Later that night, they laugh around a campfire as they roast marshmallows.

[tent zipping]

In the darkness, they zip themselves into their tent.

Autumn leaves float on water. A downy woodpecker perches on a branch.

A man stands on the porch of his oTENTik canvas cabin. On the lawn in front of the accommodation, his partner sits in a muskoka chair sipping from a mug.

Later, they stand at the water’s edge. The man has his arm around the woman as he points across the bay.

[loon calling]

The couple kayaks across the water.

People hike a trail along a rocky bluff.

They pause at the edge of a ridge to view a vast maze of inlets and coves winding through lush boreal forest.

[song crescendos]

A senior couple stands at a cliff’s edge. They gesture to the forest stretching out to the horizon illuminated in warm evening light.

[loon calling]

Words appear: Feel the Rhythm of Nature. Discover Terra Nova National Park. parkscanada.gc.ca/terranova.

Voiceover: A message from the Government of Canada.

[first notes of "O Canada" play]

The word Canada appears in white on a black background. A small Canadian flag, with its central red maple leaf, perches atop the final ‘a’ in Canada.

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