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Gros Morne National Park

In 1987, Gros Morne National Park was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a designated World UNESCO Heritage Site. Initially recognized for the internationally significant geological features of the Tablelands, Gros Morne has become known for its arctic-alpine habitat (located in the Long Range Mountains), the region's rich human history dating back 5,000 years, and its outstanding, uncompromised scenic beauty.

Gros Morne National Park has proudly accepted its role as guardian to thousands of square kilometres of extraordinary landscape on Newfoundland's west coast. The landscape is diverse: see the drama of its deep valleys, stark cliffs, and curving beaches of white sand. Explore the secret coves, mossy bogs and wide stone barrens. Marvel at the steep-sided fjords gouged from the edge of a high plateau or the mountains frosted with arctic-alpine tundra, acting as neighbourhood to arctic hare, woodland caribou, and rock ptarmigan and a vast natural rock garden of northern flowers.

Gros Morne National Park offers exceptional opportunities for exploration by land and sea. Take a boat tour into the heart of a fjord, or sea kayak the protected arms and tickles of Bonne Bay. Enjoy the landscape from the comfort of your vehicle as you drive the roadways of the park. Unravel fascinating geological mysteries with park staff, or put on your hiking boots and pack and trek up Gros Morne Mountain. These are just a taste of some of the distinctive opportunities that await you; we're sure you'll create a few of your own. Be prepared for the open wilderness, the unrivalled scenery and oh yes: the vacation you've been waiting for.