Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

Portugal Cove South

The reserve contains the oldest and largest known fossils of complex, multicellular organisms from 579-560 million years ago. Access by guided tour only, 1pm daily from the Edge of Avalon Interpretive Centre. Tour is 3-4 hours and includes a 6-km return hike ‘interpretive’ before ‘hike.

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Off Route 10, near , Portugal Cove South
46.6415, -53.1408 (Download GPX)
Early May - Mid Oct
+1 (709) 438 1012
+1 (709) 637 2040
+1 (709) 637 8060


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