Top things to do

Geological Feature in Gros Morne National Park


Dominating the southwest corner of the park, near Trout River, are the unconquerable and eerie Tablelands. This huge flat-topped massif was part of the earth's mantle before tectonics raised it from the depths and p…
Aquarium in Gros Morne National Park

Bonne Bay Marine Station

At the wharf in Norris Point is this research facility, which is part of Memorial University. Every half-hour there are interactive tours, and the aquariums display the marine ecological habitats in Bonne Bay. For c…
Shipwreck in Gros Morne National Park

SS Ethie

Follow the sign off the highway to where waves batter the rusty and tangled remains of the SS Ethie. The story of this 1919 wreck, and the subsequent rescue, was inspiration for a famous folk song.
Historic Site in Gros Morne National Park

Broom Point Fishing Camp

This restored fishing camp sits a short distance north of Western Brook Pond. The three Mudge brothers and their families fished here from 1941 until 1975, when they sold the entire camp, including boats, lobster tr…
Beach in Gros Morne National Park

Shallow Bay

The gentle, safe, sand-duned beach at Shallow Bay seems out of place, as if transported from the Caribbean by some bizarre current. The water, though, provides a chilling dose of reality, rarely getting above 15°C.
Park in Gros Morne National Park

Arches Provincial Park

These scenic arched rocks on Rte 430 north of Parsons Pond are formed by pounding waves and worth a look-see.
Theater in Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne Theatre Festival

Eight productions of Newfoundland plays, staged both indoors and outdoors at various locations throughout the summer. Students get half-priced tickets.
Literature in Gros Morne National Park

Writers at Woody Point Festival

Authors from across Newfoundland, Canada and the world converge at the Woody Point Heritage Theatre to do readings. There's also live-music events.
Cafe in Gros Morne National Park

Java Jack's

To escape the tyranny of fried food, head to Jack's. This popular artsy outpost offers Gros Morne's best coffees, wraps and soups by day. By night, the upstairs dining room fills hungry, post-hike bellies with fine …
Canadian in Gros Morne National Park


Earle is an institution in Rocky Harbour. Besides selling groceries and renting DVDs, he has great ice cream, pizza, moose burgers and traditional Newfoundland fare that you can chomp on the patio.