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Gros Morne National Park

Hiking in Gros Morne National Park
Table Lands, Gros Morne National Park

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.

Encircled by tiny seaside communities, and encompassing forests, freshwater fjords, bogs, barren lowlands, moose, and striking cliffs and shorelines, this 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 a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Things to Do

Tablelands

Hiking: Gros Morne National Park's spectacular beauty provides the perfect backdrop for all kinds of outdoor adventures, particularly hiking. Discover both marked and unmarked trails winding throughout the landscape.

Explore the park's dense forests for rare plant, animal and bird 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.

Boat tours: Take a 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 with BonTours taking you through the fjord. You'll also get to sail close enough to feel the spray on your face from some of the highest waterfalls in eastern North America.

If you have your own canoe or kayak, you can use it on Trout River Pond and Bonne Bay; launch areas are located at Trout River Pond, Mill Brook, and Lomond day-use areas. Alternatively, if you don't have your own craft, you can take a guided sea kayak excursion with one of the various tourism operators located in the park, such as Gros Morne Adventures.

Theatre and music: Areas of unusual and inspirational beauty often lure artists and writers, and Gros Morne National Park is no exception. Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador has its own summer-long theatre festival, which puts off professional, culturally-rich performances at Cow Head and various other communities throughout the area. The town of Woody Point is an especially beautiful artistic hub within Gros Morne National Park and its historic Heritage Theatre hosts many performances, from rock bands to plays and author readings. The eclectic annual Writers at Woody Point festival is particularly popular and sells out every year, as people flock to listen to and meet writers and musicians from around the world. Trails, Tales & Tunes is another hugely popular event, which takes place annually in Norris Point. The festival incorporates daytime walks around stunning scenery, afternoon workshops and a wide range of entertainment.

Coastline and Beaches: There are several excellent sandy beaches in the park. The sandy beach of Shallow Bay near Cow Head stretches for kilometres. There is also a beach at the mouth of the fjord at Western Brook Pond, and a warm, sandy beach located right next to an excellent seafood restaurant in the town of Trout River.

Camping: Enjoy warm, summer days by pitching your tent in campgrounds along the shores of the ocean, ponds, lakes or rivers in the area.

There are five campgrounds in the park, and three of them – Berry Hill, Shallow Bay and Trout River Pond – can be reserved online at Parks Canada's Campground Reservation Service or by calling toll-free at (877) 737-3783. Lomond campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is self-registration at the Green Point campground. For TTY service, please dial (866) 787-6221. If you are calling from outside Canada, the international number is (450) 505-8302.

Group camping is available at Berry Head. Primitive campsites are also available along various trails. For information on these please call (709) 458-2417 / 2066 or email grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca.

For further Gros Morne camping information visit the "Where to Stay" section of the Parks Canada Gros Morne National Park website.

Skiing: 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. The impressive, downhill slopes of Marble Mountain in Corner Brook are also just a 1½-hour drive away.

Where do I begin?

Gros Morne National Park is a big place. To get your bearings, you might want to consider starting your visit by stopping at the Visitor Information Centre in Rocky Harbour or the Discovery Centre in Woody Point. Accommodations ranging from hotels and inns to B&Bs can be found throughout the park.

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Gros Morne National Park Video Tour

Starting at $1895 Per Person
Over 25 years of experience 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 cuisine at locally owned restaurants and stay in comfortable and spacious cottages in scenic Norris Point.
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Gros Morne Adventures

Starting at $2000 Per Person
Multi-region
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

Starting at $525 Per Couple
Relax for two nights in a King room at Sugar Hill Inn. Enjoy a dinner in our fine dining restaurant, Chanterelles. Explore Gros Morne for half a day with an experienced guide and return for a soak in the hot tub. Breakfast included.
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Sugar Hill Inn

Starting at $220.00 Per Couple
Explore the unique beauty of Gros Morne National Park from the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll be close to hiking and walking trails, heritage properties, boat tours and within walking distance of craft shops. Enjoy dinner overlooking Rocky Harbour waterfront. A scenic coastal drive brings you to Cow Head and the Gros Morne Theatre Festival for the evening. Complete your visit with an unforgettable experience in the intimate Warehouse Theatre.
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Fisherman's Landing Inn

Starting at $149 Per Night
Stay in a magical place where you get a sense of the heritage of our seaside village, while being surrounded by the beauty of Gros Morne National Park and UNESCO wonders of the world in the amazing Tableland Mountains and more, and you can't help feel the magic, the comfort, the culture, the sense of place. Includes a Welcome Basket with local items....some to eat, some to take home.
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Seaside Suites

Starting at $25 CDN
Gros Morne Summer Music Concert Series along with the Elements Pub at the Bonne Bay Inn will deliver a wonderful night in Woody Point. Talented musicians provide a music experience that rivals any world class performance. Set in a small, historic, hillside church, the amazing acoustics draw the sound in to your soul. Experience the Magic in Gros Morne National Park. You will receive 20% off on your show ticket & 20% off on any appetizer at the Inn prior to or after the show.
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Bonne Bay Inn & Gros Morne Summer Music

Starting at $484 Per Couple
Recharge with a luxurious retreat and a creative workshop in the outstanding natural beauty of Gros Morne National Park. Enjoy two nights’ accommodations, and an evening of fine dining at the Sugar Hill Inn. Take time to explore the stunning surroundings and draw inspiration from nature, then take part in a fused glass workshop with glass artist Urve Manuel – where you will capture the memory in glass to bring home.
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Sugar Hill Inn

Starting at $1019 Per Person
Multi-region
Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay, along with many other natural jewels in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

Your self-drive adventure includes expert travel advice, 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

Starting at $459 Per Couple
Enjoy the beauty of summer in Gros Morne National Park with our 2-night Cultural Escape package. Experience the rugged beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a relaxing boat tour through stunning Western Brook Pond. Visit the Henry N. Payne Museum, St. Mary's Botanical Garden & War Memorial Site in Cow Head. Experience Newfoundland culture during a Gros Morne Theatre Festival production. Relax in your comfortable guest room, with breakfast each morning in our family resestaurant.
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Shallow Bay Motel

Starting at $149.99
One night’s accommodations and breakfast for two at Shallow Bay Motel & Cabins plus two tickets to one of two world class theatre productions With Cruel Times in Between by SaraH McDonald or Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte at the Warehouse Theatre, Cow Head. No matter where you live it’s likely been a long winter – time to breakout the vacation duds and head to Gros Morne National Park!
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Gros Morne Theatre Festival

Starting at $229 Per Couple
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

Starting at $500 Per Person
A wonderful opportunity for all ages to learn and perform traditional music, storytelling and folk dance in the beautiful natural setting of Lomond, Gros Morne National Park. The program includes daily workshops with established artists. Enjoy regular jam sessions, campfire singalongs, nightly concerts, and traditional dancing. There are also plenty of opportunities for participants to go hiking, swimming and canoeing – at no extra charge.

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