Camping reservations will open for long term camping in Newman Sound on March 18, 2023 at 8:30 am NT (reserved by phone only) and for all other camping on March 31, 2023 at 8:30 am NT.
Terra Nova National Park
Explore the wonder of Canada’s most easterly national park. Terra Nova is a magical place where the land and sea compete for your attention, where the island boreal forest reveals its secrets as you hike a trail, and where you can experience an evening of theatre under the stars.
Camp your way
Nestled in an old growth forest with the Atlantic Ocean lapping the edges, Terra Nova offers some of the best camping in Newfoundland.
Take a hike
Lace up your boots for 80 km of hiking trails to explore.
Discover the dark side
Experience the night sky as Newfoundland’s earliest peoples did in this dark sky preserve.
Visiting Terra Nova National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, camping, hiking, paddling, tours and programs, fishing and visitor centre.
Plan your visit
How to get here, hours of operation, passes and permits, and red chair locations.
Frontcountry, backcountry, oTENTiks, and Ôasis.
Tours and programs
Guided walks, junior naturalist, evening programs, special days, school programs, and more.
Passes and permits
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Safety and guidelines
Weather conditions, emergency contacts, hiking tips, camping tips, and wildlife.
About Terra Nova National Park
Nature and science
Moose management, fire management, species at risk, dark sky preservation, and monitoring.
Stewardship and management
Park management, important bulletins, and contact information.
Hours of operation
May 19 to October 9, 2023
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