Morne National Park - Gros Morne National Park of
Canada was designated a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in 1987. It is an area of great natural beauty with a
rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities.
Visitors can hike through wild, uninhabited mountains and camp by the
sea. Boat tours bring visitors under the towering cliffs of a
freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers. Waterfalls, marine inlets, sea
stacks, sandy beaches, and colourful nearby fishing villages complete
the phenomenal natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National
Park of Canada.
Nova National Park - Terra Nova National Park of
Canada is a place where long fingers of the
North Atlantic Ocean touch the island boreal forest of Eastern
Newfoundland. Rocky headlands provide shelter from the awesome power of
the open ocean. The landscape of the park varies from the rugged cliffs
and sheltered inlets of the coastal region to the rolling forested
hills, bogs and ponds of the inland. Cultural history abounds in the
remnants of sawmills and past human cultures.
Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada
- From the Inuktitut word Torngait , meaning “place of
the Torngat Mountains have been home to Inuit and their predecessors
for thousands of years. The spectacular wilderness of this National
Park comprises 9,700 km2 of the Northern Labrador Mountains natural
region. The park extends from Saglek Fjord in the south, including all
islands and islets, to the very northern tip of Labrador; and from the
provincial boundary with Quebec in the west, to the iceberg-choked
waters of the Labrador Sea in the east. The mountain peaks along the
border with Quebec are the highest in mainland Canada east of the
Rockies, and are dotted with remnant glaciers. Polar bears hunt seals
along the coast, and both the Torngat Mountains and George River
caribou herds cross paths as they migrate to and from their calving
grounds. Today, Inuit continue to use this area for hunting, fishing,
and travelling throughout the year.
& Labrador Parks & Natural Areas - The variety of natural
environments in this province is spectacular. They span everything from
Newfoundland's rugged south coast, maritime
barrens, and the Tablelands of Gros Morne, to the windy peaks of the
Torngat Mountains and the sub-Arctic tundra of northern Labrador.
Parks & Natural Areas Newfoundland
& Labrador (pdf publication)
- Thanks to the foresight of those who worked towards the creation of
Provincial Parks and Reserves in Newfoundland & Labrador, you can
enjoy their many benefits.
Newfoundland-Labrador Parks - Our
national and provincial parks preserve some of the province’s – and the
country’s – most spectacular natural resources: fjords, lakes,
mountains, rivers, beaches, forests, coastlines, marshes, and the
creatures and plants that live there in all their diversity. Bald
eagles, moose, polar bears, and environments like alpine meadows,
sub-arctic tundra and river valleys are here for all to enjoy. Because
parks are for people.
Image: Dungeon Provincial Park, Bonavista Peninsula, Eastern
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