Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It received this designation in 1987, mainly for the internationally significant geological features of the Tablelands. Although, the arctic-alpine habitat in the Long Range Mountains, the region’s 5000-year-old human history, and its outstanding scenic beauty played key roles.
Gros Morne National Park protects thousands of square kilometers of extraordinary landscape on Newfoundland’s west coast. The landscape is diverse with deep valleys, stark cliffs, and curving beaches of white sand; secret coves; steep-sided fjords gouged from the edge of a high plateau; mossy bogs and wide stone barrens; and mountains topped with arctic-alpine tundra where arctic hare, woodland caribou, and rock ptarmigan live and a vast natural rock garden of northern flowers flourish.
The Park offers exceptional opportunities for exploration by land and sea. Take a boat tour into the heart of a fjord, sea kayak the protected arms and tickles of Bonne Bay, enjoy the landscape from your vehicle as you drive the roadways of the park, discover unique flora and unravel fascinating geological mysteries with park staff, or put on your hiking boots and pack and trek up Gros Morne Mountain.