Dorset Trail - Parks Canada Port au Choix National Historic Site

Port au Choix

Explore the gentle terrain of a unique "Limestone Barrens" landscape - home to more than 100 rare plants including the Yellow Lady Slipper orchid and the endangered Fernald's Braya. This trail leads you to Phillip's Garden, a major Dorset habitation site that was occupied for 800 years, beginning 2,000 years ago. This one-way 3 km trail features limestone barrens, tuckamore forests, panoramic ocean views and the possibility of seeing caribou and birds.

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Locations & Dates

  • Point Riche Road, Port au Choix
  • 50.6972, -57.3815
  • 2020 Reopening TBA (Jan 1 - Dec 31)



  • National historic site entry pass required. See website.
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