Edge of Avalon Interpretive Centre

Newfoundland & Labrador

Part of the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, the center offers information and exhibits on the history of the reserve, fossil science and the unique ecosystem of the local maritime barrens. To view the fossils within the reserve, visitors must take an official Parks and Natural Areas guided tour.

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