What to know before you visit

Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting or driving through Terra Nova National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience.

Consult the following list of infrastructure projects in Terra Nova National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.


Ongoing projects 

Visitor Centre Rehabilitation
Major visitor impact
This project includes enhancements to infrastructure including electrical, heating/cooling, communication and septic systems. Improvements will also be made to the theatre, exhibits, cafe and gift shop.


Completed projects

Newman Sound Outdoor Theatre Upgrades
Minor visitor impact
This project will see the design and construction of an expanded stage, a covering for the stage and the addition of a covered exterior sound booth at the rear of the seating area.

Trans Canada Highway Safety and Standards Rehabilitation
Major Visitor Impact
The section of the TCH that runs through Terra Nova National Park requires investments to meet current highway standards. The planned investment will result in several passing lanes being constructed, significantly improving traffic flow and supporting safe highway travel for Park visitors and the travelling public. 

Malady Head Campground Washroom Buildings Rehabilitation
Minor visitor impact
Current washroom facilities do not meet visitor demand. Facilities require updating to low volume toilets and showers along with interior modifications to improve accessibility.

Eco-Science Building Rehabilitation
Minor visitor impact
The existing building is underutilized and requires repair. This project will see the interior of the building renovated to allow increased use for Park operations and partnership activities

Newman Sound Campground Washroom Rehabilitation
Minor Visitor Impact
This project will result in the rehabilitation of 3 existing washroom/shower facilities within Newman Sound Campground, making them more responsive to visitor needs.

Ochre Hill Lookout Tower Area Development
Major Visitor Impact
The existing viewing platform will be expanded to a 2-story platform structure, providing visitors with a panoramic view of the park and surrounding area. 

Marine Wharves Rehabilitation
Minor Visitor Impact
Structural assessments have confirmed issues with existing marine wharf facilities in Terra Nova National Park. This project will see the removal of the “headquarters wharf” which is no longer required to support park operations. Significant repairs will be carried out on the wharf located at the Saltons Visitor Centre, which is the main docking location for those accessing the park by boat.

Northwest River Bridge Replacement
Minor Visitor Impact
The overall objective of this project is to remove the existing deteriorated Northwest River Bridge and complete replacement with new bridge construction.

Route 310 (Broad Cove) Bridge Rehabilitation
Minor Visitor Impact
This bridge, on the road to the Eastport Peninsula, requires repairs to its structure given its age and exposure to a salt water environment. Repairs will be carried out on the steel supports, concrete abutments and bridge curb/railing systems.

Newman Sound Campground Entrance Kiosk Rehabilitation
Minor Visitor Impact
Current entrance area kiosks are deteriorating and the existing entrance design creates traffic congestion issues. New design and replacement of kiosks will improve access, support more efficient park operations and better meet visitor needs.

Playground Equipment Rehabilitation
Minor visitor impact
Playgrounds and associated equipment in the Park will be redesigned and replaced to meet visitor needs and current safety standards.

Rehabilitation of Park Entrance Areas
Major visitor impact
Redesign and development of park entrances on the Trans-Canada Highway will meet visitor needs, improve traffic flow and provide an enhanced "sense of arrival" for Canadians visiting Terra Nova National Park


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