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2017 Travel Guide to Canada - - Newfoundland & Labrador -

GROS MORNE NA­TIONAL PARK

There is a rea­son why this UNESCOdes­ig­nated Na­tional Park out­side Cor­ner Brook is one of New­found­land & Labrador’s sig­na­ture sites. The place rocks . . . lit­er­ally. Brush up on its nat­u­ral his­tory at the Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre in Woody Point; then ex­plore the Table­lands—a mas­sive flat-topped for­ma­tion cre­ated when the North Amer­i­can and African con­ti­nen­tal plates col­lided—ei­ther in­de­pen­dently or on a guided ex­cur­sion. Cap your visit by hik­ing the hand­some board­walk to West­ern Brook Pond and board­ing a tour boat for an up-close look at spec­tac­u­lar fjord-like scenery dat­ing from the Pleis­tocene pe­riod. A range of en­gag­ing in­ter­pre­tive pro­grams is also avail­able (www. parkscanada.gc.ca/gros­morne).

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