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Terra Nova National Park

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Terra Nova National Park

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Terra Nova National Park [1] is in Eastern Newfoundland. It joined Canada's National park system in 1957. It is Canada's most easterly national park and, like all of Canada's national park System, Terra Nova is dedicated to protecting and celebrating the beauty and variety of the land. Terra Nova is an excellent way to experience the nature, discovery and adventure of eastern Newfoundland. It is a place where sheltered Atlantic fiords stretch inland to touch the boreal landscape.

The Terra Nova region is rich in natural resources, such as fish and sea mammals. These resources have attracted people to the Terra Nova area for at least 5,000 years. Prehistoric peoples and European settlers depended on the rich resources of the sea and land, as do many people in the region today.



The first settlers in Canada originally landed at Alexander Bay; what is now the coast of Terra Nova National Park.


Flora and fauna[edit]

Moose, bear, fox, lynx, and beaver are commonly found, as are many wildflowers, conifers, and deciduous trees.


Get in[edit]

By Air[edit]

Terra Nova National Park is:

  • Approximately 67km east of Gander International Airport (Gander) on the Trans-Canada Highway

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • The estuary at Newman Sound.
  • A show at the Newman Sound Amphitheatre.
  • The interpretive video at the Marine Interpretation Centre
  • View Bonavista Bay from the Blue Hill Autotrail

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk the Coastal Train from Newman Sound to Headquarters Wharf.
  • Kayak the sheltered waters of Newman Sound.
  • Take a boat tour to view bald eagles, whales, icebergs.
  • Do the interactive exhibits at the Marine Interpretation Centre, Salton's.
  • Golf at Twin River's Golf Course.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Convenience Store, Newman Sound

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Starfish Eatery at the Marine Interpretation Centre
  • Snacks available at Sandy Pond, in the park

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Newman Sound Campground -- 400 serviced and unserviced wooded campsites.
  • Malady Head Campground -- 60 unserviced wooded campsites with firepits.
  • Backcountry Camping-- unserviced back country lots thought the park.



Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Terra Nova National Park
GanderGlovertown  W noframe E  ClarenvilleSt. John's

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