Gros Morne National Park


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Gros Morne National Park

Address:PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, NL A0K4N0

Phone:709-458-2417
Fax:709-458-2059
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne
Size: 1,805 sq. km.
Established: 1973.
Location:On the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. If driving from the Canadian mainland, the shortest and fastest way to the park is via the ferry service between North Sydney and Port aux Basques. It is 300 km from Port aux Basques to the park entrance at Wiltondale, which is about a four-hour drive.
Facilities:Visitor center (Rocky Harbour), Discovery Center (Woody Point), 5 frontcountry campgrounds and 7 wilderness campgrounds, trails (100+ km), swimming pool.
Activities:Camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, wildlife and bird watching, cross-country skiing, boat tours, interpretive programs, live theater.
Special Features:Park protects Newfoundland's western highlands and Gulf of Saint Lawrence lowlands, and features rugged coastline, mountains, glacier-carved fjords, and ocean inlets and lakes. The park is considered a textbook illustration of plate tectonics, and due to its unique geological features, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Its array of flora and fauna includes more than 25 species of land mammals, 239 species of birds, and more than 700 species of flowering plants.

See other parks in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Data collected from Gros Morne National Park includes details on the number of birds of each species seen or heard within a local 24 km diameter circle.
The most important contribution of this study to Gros Morne National Park is the baseline of photographic information on a number of places where future changes may occur.
Key words: Gros Morne National Park, habitat selection, moose, Newfoundland and Labrador, resource selection functions.
In the heart of Gros Morne National Park is Rocky Harbour, the largest community in the area.
The relationship between the staff of Gros Morne National Park and the park's regional actors was examined as part of a larger study which sought to develop the theory and improve the practice of the regional integration of protected areas.
1990, Rocks Adrift: The geology of Gros Morne National Park, second edition:
Final stop on my Newfoundland adventure was Deer Lake, just outside the Gros Morne national park, where there are 7,000 or so moose.
The site, in Gros Morne National Park, was dedicated to him following his trip to Canada in 1976 "in recognition of his commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the world".
In Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park, moose appear to be as thick as dandelions.
Rafting, which thanks to the low water levels was more of a gentle float down the river taking in the scenery, a drive to nearby Big Falls to see the salmon jumping, taking in the awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife at Gros Morne National Park and a few rounds of golf.
To reach the south Labrador coast requires driving 300 km north from Corner Brook through moose-infested Gros Morne National Park to St.
In one of the province's most extensive trail systems, Gros Morne National Park, millions of years of tectonic plate movement have yielded an otherworldly landscape of varied rock formations and diverse vegetation (like rare orchids).