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National Parks / Natural World in Newfoundland

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Newfoundland has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in Newfoundland offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of Newfoundland itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Bowring Park

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    St. John's

    It is one of the most scenic parks in the city. Entrance to the park is via Waterford Bridge Road, passing a sculptured duck pond and a statue of Peter Pan. The park land was donated to the city in ...

  • Whale Cove Campground

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    Saint Anthony

    20 km from a beach, less than 20 km from a natural reserve, flat, little shade, 2 rentals, pets allowed throughout the campsite.

  • Terra Nova National Park

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    Glovertown

    A place where long fingers of the North Atlantic Ocean touch the island boreal forest of Eastern Newfoundland. Rocky headlands provide shelter from the awesome power of the open ocean. The landscape ...

  • Gros Morne National Park

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    Rocky Harbour

    Gros Morne National Park of Canada was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is an area of great natural beauty with a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities. ...

  • Torngat Mountains National Park

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    Nain

    From the Inuktitut word Torngait , meaning "place of spirits", the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years. The spectacular wilderness of this National ...

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  • Rugged Beauty Boat Tours

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    Dunfield

    Rugged Beauty Boat tours not only operates scheduled daily tours, but we also arrange specialty tours to fit your needs. Please contact us in advance to arrange your customized tour: Guided hiking ...

  • Eastern Edge Gallery

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    St. John's

    Eastern Edge is a non-commercial artist-run centre committed to exhibiting Canadian and International Contemporary art in diverse media, including visual, audio, interactive, performance, film and ...

  • Emma Butler Gallery

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    St. Johns

    The gallery represents over thirty professional artists from Newfoundland, Canada, the United States, France and Russia. Featuring a wide range of media and styles, the uniting aspects of all the ...

  • The Lane Gallery

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    St. Johns

    We specialize in studio and on-location portraiture and people-at-work images for annual report and advertising spreads, interior and exterior architectural images, still life product photography and ...

  • Point Amour Lighthouse

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    L Anse Amour

    The Point Amour Lighthouse stands tall amid limestone cliffs near the small, historically significant community of L'Anse Amour, on the south coast of Labrador.

  • Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

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    Bonavista

    The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is a Provincial Historic Museum. The Provincial Historic Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador are snapshots of our past, providing insight into who we are today.

  • Quidi Vidi Battery

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    St Johns

    Located in Quidi Vidi is the Quidi Vidi Battery Provincial Historic Site, which had significance as a battery during the War of 1812.

  • Mockbeggar Plantation

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    Bonavista

    Follow guides in period costumes through this 1870s house that's been restored to the Bradley period of 1939. See outbuildings that range from a large fish store built in the early 18th century, ...

  • Boyds Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre

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    Boyd's Cove

    Archaelogical site of Beothuk community dating to about 1650-1720; visitor centre contains models, artifacts and a diorama illustrating Beothuk life; walking trail with interpretive signs links ...

  • The Commissariat House

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    St. Johns

    The Commissariat House Provincial Historic Site is a nineteenth century Georgian building constructed by the British Military Engineers to house both the office and residence of the Assistant ...

  • The Suncor Energy Fluvarium

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    St Johns

    See it here. Experience it. Explore the secret life of a river and the watershed and ecosystems of which it is part. Discover how water shapes our land, our city, our history, our lives.

  • Johnson Geo Centre

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    St. John's

    Cut from the prehistoric rock of Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, the Johnson GEO CENTRE takes you deep underground to experience the story of planet Earth.

  • Colony of Avalon

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    Ferryland

    Ever walked on a 17th-century street, or looked at the remains of everyday life in one of the earliest European colonies in North America? If you haven't, head to the Colony of Avalon in Newfoundland!

  • Grenfell Historical Properties

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    St. Anthony

    The Grenfell Historic Properties celebrates the legacy of a great man, who once walked the shores of Northern Newfoundland & Labrador.

  • Hearts Content Cable Station

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    Heart's Content

    866...the world cheers as the first cable connecting Europe to North America is hauled ashore at Heart's Content. Experience how this little town became a global communications hub.

  • Lester Garland House

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    Trinity

    This house, a large, brick Georgian residence has been reconstructed to be used as a museum and education centre to rekindle, promote and celebrate the strong historical and cultural links between ...

  • Railway Coastal Museum

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    St. Johns

    The Railway Coastal Museum a non-profit museum that showcases the history of the railway and coastal boat service in Newfoundland.

  • Craft Council

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    St. John's

    Programs and exhibitions to encourage and inspire the community in Newfoundland and Labrador, with open studio sessions and galleries.

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