Parks Canada sites in western Newfoundland and southern Labrador officially kick off 2022 summer visitor season

Parks Canada

May 25, 2022 Rocky Harbour, NL Parks Canada Agency

The network of protected areas administered by Parks Canada is a gateway to nature, history, and 450 000 km² of memories from coast to coast to coast.

Gros Morne National Park, and Port au Choix, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Red Bay national historic sites are pleased to welcome visitors for the 2022 visitor season. Gros Morne National Park is open year-round with the various visitor facilities and campgrounds opening at different times. We encourage visitors to check out the website for Gros Morne National Park for more details. Port au Choix, L’Anse aux Meadows, and Red Bay national historic sites all open on June 1, 2022.

Gros Morne National Park:

• Choose your own adventure in Gros Morne! There are hiking trails for all levels and opportunities to explore the geological wonders that make this landscape a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• Learn about the culture and traditions of the Mi’kmaq people of central Newfoundland at Miawpukek: The Middle River exhibit at the Discovery Centre in Woody Point.

• While construction work is underway on the new Gros Morne Visitor Centre, Parks Canada is pleased to

welcome visitors to the temporary visitor centre location on the Rocky Harbour waterfront, at 31 Main St North.

Port aux Choix National Historic Site:

• Discover the mysteries and remarkable ingenuity of four ancient cultures that once inhabited Port au Choix. Visitors can tour the Visitor Centre exhibits.

• Hike the limestone barrens and coastlines to view the Sacred Burial Ground, ancient settlements, and rare arctic wildflowers.

• At the Point Riche Lighthouse, view (from a distance) the caribou herd that frequent the site each year.

• The Seal for All Seasons program will return in 2022.

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site:

• Discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the only known Viking settlement in North America. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, discover original artifacts at the Visitor Centre exhibits, watch the film, take in a guided tour of the archaeological site, and meet the interpreters at the Viking Encampment living history program. Keep your camera close, as moose, whales, and unique vegetation can all be discovered from the scenic trails that hug the coastline.

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