The Parks Canada Western Newfoundland and Labrador field unit consists of Gros Morne National Park, Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, Torngat Mountains National Park, Port au Choix, L'Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay National Historic Sites. These sites boast unparalleled film, photographic, recreational and guided tourism possibilities which leave visitors feeling re-energized and inspired to return. To care for these amazing places and ensure visitor experiences  are not impacted, commercial guiding and filming activities have special considerations.

Commercial Guiding in the Park

If you are an established adventure tourism business, it is possible to acquire a commercial use permit to guide within the park. The Park has excellent high elevation backpacking routes and Parks Canada have placed a series of 6 Inter Shelter domes for the use of independent or commercial users and mapped prime hiking routes. Other commercial opportunities exist in the park as well. Please contact the Nain Parks Canada office about the requirements for this.

Filming in the Park

You must submit a filming/photography application, a minimum of 15 business days prior to intended film/photography activities to the appropriate contact person listed below. Applications are assessed against Canada's National Parks Act, national park regulations and the projects' potential contribution to public awareness, appreciation and education of national parks and national historic sites. If approved, a film/photography agreement is issued.

Please review and submit the filming/photography application keeping the following in mind:

  • Complete the attached Parks Canada Western Newfoundland and Labrador filming/photography application with as much detail as possible with regards to your proposed project. Take note of the filming/photography requirements listed 1-10.
  • Send proof of comprehensive liability insurance policy indicating a minimum of $2,000,000 naming Her Majesty, the Queen in right of Canada as represented by Parks Canada Agency as additionally insured, to be carried throughout the duration of the production in the park/site.
  • If Parks Canada staff are to be part of the project or interviewed, scope of discussion / interview questions must be provided.
  • Usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the Parks Canada parks or sites in Western Newfoundland and Labrador requires Transport Canada Special Flight Operations (SFOC) permit along with special permission from the field unit Superintendent. If requesting usage of unmanned aerial vehicle in the park/site include the following details: Aircraft information (make, model, serial number and province), name of UAV operator.
  • Filming/photography agreement must be formalized seven (7) days prior to proposed film dates
  • Fees may apply and payment to be made in advance of proposed filming.
  • For more information on this process or to submit questions please contact:

    Gail Bradbury
    Promotions Officer, Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit
     gail.bradbury@pc.gc.ca

     Tel: 709-458-3467

    Fax: 709-458-2059