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Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park
Western Brook Pond Boat Tour, Gros Morne
Kayaking in Gros Morne National Park

The world can’t weigh you down when you’re standing on top of it.

It took Mother Nature 485,000,000 years to mold Gros Morne National Park into the geological and visual wonder we know today. The second largest National Park in eastern Canada, Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland as part of the towering Long Range Mountains.

Encompassing tiny seaside communities, forests, bogs, barren lowlands, and striking shorelines, the park comes with ample breathing room and some amazing views.

Tablelands

The area is also world-renowned for its complex geology. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. The Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is an awe-inspiring sight. And though the chemical composition of the rocks on this eerie moon-like landscape may be too harsh for most plants, it’s great for hiking.

In fact, Gros Morne National Park’s spectacular beauty provides the perfect backdrop for all kinds of outdoor adventures.

Explore the park’s dense forests for rare plant and animal species or run your hands over ancient sea floor and preserved ocean avalanches, exposed to the land by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates nearly 500,000,000 years ago.

Stroll along the trail to Western Brook Pond, over marshland draped in butterworts, great sundew, orchids, dragon’s mouth, and pitcher plants. At the end of your walk, hop aboard a boat tour and sail close enough to towering waterfalls to feel the spray on your face.

Discover both marked and unmarked hiking trails that wind themselves throughout the landscape. Step into perfect circles of rocks that lie on the ground, positioned by natural factors. Stop for a snack on the Arctic Tundra and see how many of the 239 bird species that inhabit this area you can spot.

Relax at the sandy beach of Shallow Bay that stretches out for kilometres. Enjoy the warm summer days by camping along the shores of the ocean, ponds, lakes, or rivers in the area.

During the winter, try your hand at Nordic skiing and snowshoeing throughout the park. Visit the communities in and around Gros Morne and enjoy the hospitality at restaurants, shops, festivals and events year round.

For more detailed information on camping and activities in the park, visit our main Gros Morne National Park page.

Getting Here

You’ll find Gros Morne National Park on The Viking Trail, only a 30-minute drive from Deer Lake Airport in western Newfoundland.

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Starting at $1895 Per Person
Celebrating 25 years offering hiking holidays in Gros Morne National Park! Join our naturalist guides and explore the treeless Tableland’s mountain of mantle, Gros Morne's arctic alpine and Green Garden’s rugged volcanic coastline. Enjoy uncrowded trails and refreshing salt-sea air. Sea kayak on beautiful Bonne Bay. Cruise the deep fjord lake of Western Brook Pond. Experience fine local cuisine at locally owned restaurants and stay in comfortable and spacious cottages in scenic Norris Point.
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Explore 3 UNESCO Sites. Take a week to savour the spectacles and stories of southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland. The Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows and the geological marvels of Gros Morne are featured on this small-group escorted holiday which includes fossils, icebergs, whales, moose, the northern edge of the Appalachians and the New World's oldest burial mound. Meet the locals and see the sites. Enjoy delicious local seafood and wild subarctic berries. Comfortable hotels.
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Wildland Tours

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An escorted vacation of Newfoundland and Labrador led by a local guide. Visit the coast of Labrador, the Viking Villages in L'Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and St. John's. View icebergs, whales, spectacular coastline and quaint fishing villages along our north and eastern coasts. Your local host will help you understand the history, ecology, culture, language and songs of this unique part of the world.
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McCarthy's Party Tours

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Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Red Bay, Gros Morne National Park and L’Anse aux Meadows, along with many other natural jewels in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

Your self-drive adventure includes round-trip airfare to Deer Lake, 7 nights’ accommodation, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, 2-day Gros Morne park pass, whale-watching boat tour, and admission to L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay National Historic Site.

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Maxxim Vacations

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Enjoy the beauty of Gros Morne in the spring. Our package includes 2 nights' accomodation in a standard room, 2 full breakfasts daily and 2 free gifts. For a special treat, upgrade to one of our oceanview rooms or a romantic suite. While you're here, take advantage of our Exercise Room and Sauna. Karaoke entertainment every Friday night.

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Shallow Bay Motel

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Watch for whales, bald eagles and Arctic terns. Touch sea stars and sea urchins. Discover a myriad of colourful marine plants! Explore beautiful Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park by sea kayak with a marine specialist from Memorial University’s Bonne Bay Marine Station. After your kayaking experience, see even more marine life up close at the aquarium. No kayaking experience necessary, just a little adventurous spirit and curiosity for the sea.
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