Ancient Carboniferous Fossil Trees


This fossil bed, a protected site, is located in Blanche Brook in the heart of Stephenville and is believed to represent the first seed producing trees that grew on slopes; a major event regarding the evolution of trees in the world. Most times, the brook is dry enough to wade in for a closer look. Please take photos as souvenirs. Additional geological and fossil sites can be found in the Bay St. George ‘Rocks’ Booklet. Inquire at the Visitor Info Centre located in the Stephenville Dome.

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Locations & Dates

  • Hansen Highway at Fossil Forest Footpath Trail Sign, Stephenville
  • 48.5628, -58.5814
  • Apr 1 - Nov 30