Gros Morne National Park - Newfoundland Wilderness Reserve
5 to 7 hours
Because of its remarkable geology, geography and the evidence it provided to support the theory of continental drift, UNESCO declared this wilderness area a World Heritage Site. The area is uninhabited and offers some spectacularly rugged scenery.
Interpretation Centre: An eight-minute film presentation highlights the significant features of the park's glacial landscape and its natural history. Photo and video displays, along with the park newsletter, provide visitors the information necessary to make their visit more informative and enjoyable.
Long Range Mountains: These mountains rise abruptly from fresh water fjords and lowlands. Covered in stunted arctic-alpine plants and wind-dwarfed trees, this mountain-top tundra is home to caribou, arctic hare and rock ptarmigan.
Lobster Cove Head: Fishing has been the economic mainstay of this area for centuries. Basque, French and British fishing fleets have all visited this coast. The nineteenth-century lighthouse at Lobster Cove Head houses a museum that offers a slice of life from over a century ago.