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 Terra Nova

To lower the risks associated with COVID-19, visitors to Terra Nova National Park are asked to be cautious and conservative in their use of the park, to observe travel restrictions, adhere to park closures and to respect the guidance of public health authorities.

What’s open as of September 7, 2020

Front Country Camping

  • Newman Sound Campground - trailer, RV and tent camping
    This includes washrooms, showers, playgrounds and kitchen shelters.

Back Country Camping

  • Southwest Arm
  • Buckley's Cove
  • South Broad Cove
  • Minchin's Cove

Visitor Centre

  • Lobby - Thursday to Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for visitor information and to purchase permits. Maximum 6 visitors are permitted at any one time.
  • Grounds including playground and kitchen shelter

Trails

  • Louil Hill Trail - including access to viewing area
  • Mill Cove Lookout Trail
    - If there are multiple vehicles at this trailhead, please consider returning when it is less crowded.
  • Southwest Arm Trail - both the Southwest Arm and Southwest Brook entrances
  • Goowiddy Path
  • Heritage Trail - one-way
  • Coastal Trail
  • Outport Trail
  • Campground Trail - one-way beginning at Big Brook and ending near site 17
  • Ochre Hill Trail
  • Sandy Pond Trail - one-way, counter clockwise direction, starting at the trail head on the cul-de-sac in the second parking lot
  • Salmon River Trail

Day Use Areas

  • East entrance
  • Cobbler's Brook
  • Sandy Pond - including the beach, toilet facilities, kitchen shelter and change rooms. The concessions building is closed.
  • Newman Sound - including toilet facilities, kitchen shelters, play areas, and basketball net.
  • Headquarter's Wharf
  • Salton's Brook
  • Southwest Brook
  • West entrance

Look-off Areas

  • Blue Hill
  • Ochre Hill
  • KM 14

Boat Launch

  • Salton's Brook - Visitor Centre
  • Eastport Causeway

Docking

  • Salton's Brook - Visitor Centre
  • Minchin's Cove
  • South Broad Cove

Docking permits are available by calling the park at 709-533-2942 Thursday to Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Other

  • Water fill-up and dumping station
  • Outdoor recreational area - campers must bring and use their own equipment
What’s closed as of September 7, 2020

Front Country Camping

  • Malady Head Campground
  • Diversified accommodations, including oTENTiks and Ôasis units

Back Country Camping

  • Beachy Pond
  • Dunphy's Pond
  • Dunphy's Island

Visitor Centre

  • Gift Shop
  • Café
  • Touch tank
  • Theatre and exhibits

Trails

  • Malady Head Trail
  • Dunphy's Pond Trail

Group Tenting

  • Malady Head Group Tenting

Recreational Angling

  • Salmon fishing on Northwest River - Season closed as of July 18, 2020
  • Trout fishing - Season closed as of August 16, 2020

Other

  • Grocery store and laundromat
  • All interpretation programming, events, guided hikes and group activities
  • Outdoor Theatre
  • Campfire Circle
  • Children's Activity Centre
Camping during Covid-19

Newman Sound Campground is open for trailer and RV as well as tent camping. Please visit the front country camping page for more information. Reservations are recommended so please visit the Parks Canada Reservation Service to reserve a campsite.

Malady Head Campground will remain closed until further notice.

All diversified accommodations, including oTENTiks and Ôasis units, will remain closed for the 2020 camping season. All reservations for diversified accommodations will be automatically refunded in full.

Many back country sites are open for camping. Please visit the back country camping page for more information.

In order to stay safe while camping in Terra Nova National Park:

  • Occupants of a campsite must be from the same extended bubble.
  • To ensure appropriate physical distancing, campers must stay at least 6 feet away from each other, unless they are part of the same bubble.
  • At all times, follow personal public health practices consistently such as frequently cleaning your hands with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, and respecting physical distancing.
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces as much as possible. Carry your own supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and a cover for picnic tables.
Entrance fees (updated June 17, 2020)

Daily and annual admission passes are now available for purchase at automatic ticket dispensers located at the east and west entrances of the Park. They can also be purchased at a variety of local convenience stores including A & K Conevenience in Charlottetown, Corner Stop in Port Blandford, Crosstown Kwikway in Glovertown and B & H First Stop in Sandringham.

Annual passes are also available by calling the park at 709-533-3159 Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Our early bird pricing will be available until June 30, 2020.

Parks Canada Discovery Passes are now available online at the passes and permits page.

Parks Canada is working to ensure that measures are in place to safely collect fees and protect the health of employees and visitors. For more information about entrance fees please visit Terra Nova National Park's fees page.

Your safety when visiting
  • Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory in all indoor, public spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • To ensure appropriate physical distancing, visitors must stay at least 6 feet away from each other unless they are part of the same bubble, even when outdoors
  • At all times, follow personal public health practices consistently such as frequently cleaning your hands with soap and water and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces as much as possible. Carry your own supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and a cover for picnic tables
  • Some areas and facilities remain closed to the public. Please respect all on site signage and barriers, as well as directional signage for trail use.

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