Terra Nova National Park of Canada is 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 of the park varies from the rugged cliffs and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to the rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. Cultural history abounds in the remnants of sawmills and past human cultures.
There are 80km of hiking trails to explore in the park and if you're there at night, the stars have never shone so bright! The Visitor Centre is the hub of the park and is a great starting point for your visit. The Touch Tank is a learning adventure as you get the chance to be hands-on with lots of ocean creatures. The interpretation activities include nature-based and culture programs, as well as solo and self-guided tours.
You'll also find boats tours, kayaking and even a water taxi to soak up the marine life! Along with fishing, paddling, hiking and camping under the stars, it's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle and connect with nature.Suggest an edit
Picnic areas and snacks available on site
Terra Nova National Park is 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of St. John's, Newfoundland, and 60 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of Gander. Easily accessible by car, the Trans-Canada Highway runs through the park.
The Visitor Centre and area boasts many accessibility features to help support an enjoyable experience for everyone including automated doors, accessible washrooms, and many of the displays along the self-guided tour are accessible to those with varying types of disabilities.
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