Terra Nova National Park is 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of St. John's, Newfoundland, and 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Gander. Easily accessible by car, the Trans-Canada Highway runs through the park.

Organized activities and serviced campsites are only available mid-May to mid-October. Some trails are closed between October and January. It’s wise to book in advance for serviced summer camping.

Getting here

Welcome to Terra Nova National Park of Canada. The park is located in eastern Newfoundland, approximately 200 km west of St. John's and 60 km east of Gander. The island is accessible by airplane, or ferry service , and the park is accessible by motor vehicle, chartered bus and personal watercraft.

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Hours of operation

May 20 to October 10, 2022
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Free admission for youth 17 and under

Other fees still apply
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Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Bus parking Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Kayak rental Rentals
WiFi Wi-Fi
Beaches Beaches
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Playground Playground
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Information Information
Picnic area Picnic area
Canoe rental Rentals
Restrooms Restrooms

Quick facts

  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s first national park, Terra Nova has protected diverse habitats from woodlands, bogs and ponds to rugged coastlines and granite headlands since 1957. 
  • Rich with fish and sea mammals, the Terra Nova region has attracted prehistoric peoples to European settlers for at least 5,000 years.
  • There are more than 200 km of coastline in Terra Nova National Park, and as long as you’re in the park, you’re never more than 5 km from the ocean