Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

The most accessible Northern Gannet colony in North America. A vantage point overlooks a magnificent sea stack and offers an opportunity to photograph seabirds, including the largest nesting colony of gannets in Newfoundland (30,000) and the third largest colony in North America. Visitor centre operates seasonally (May to October). Visitors should check in before entering the reserve. Be aware of dangers associated with high cliffs, slippery surfaces, fog and strong winds.

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Locations & Dates

  • 14 km from Route 100, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
  • 46.8232, -54.1922
  • Due to Covid-19, the Reserve including the Dr. Leslie M. Tuck Visitor Centre are closed until further notice.



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  • Group tours must contact Natural Areas staff at the visitor centre to advise of visit time and group size.
  • Wheelchair Accessible