Gros Morne National Park
A unesco World Heritage site, Gros Morne is another national parks destination whose terrain, described by the parks service as “soaring fjords and moody mountains tower above a diverse panorama of beaches and bogs, forests and barren cliffs,” is a love note from Mother Earth asking you to please never go back to the city. Except it’s a love note brought about by tectonic mayhem and some of the landscape is “lunar.” There are over 100 kilometres of front country hiking trails that trace this ancient and strange terrain, and, yes, you can run on them, too. The Gros Morne hike and the Tablelands are highlights.
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Seeing a fjord in real life and outrageous geological formations. Jay Smith can be found hitting the trails in her hometown of Edmonton.