Terra Nova National Park
Explore the wonder of Canada’s most easterly national park. Terra Nova is a magical place where the land and sea compete for your attention, where the island boreal forest reveals its secrets as you hike a trail, and where you can experience an evening of theatre under the stars.
Nestled in an old growth forest with the Atlantic Ocean lapping the edges, Terra Nova offers some of the best camping in Newfoundland.
Lace up your boots for 80 km of hiking trails to explore.
Experience the night sky as Newfoundland’s earliest peoples did in this dark sky preserve.
Visiting Terra Nova National Park
Things to do, camping, hiking, paddling, tours and programs, fishing and visitor centre.
How to get here, hours of operation, passes and permits, and red chair locations.
Frontcountry, backcountry, and oTENTiks.
Guided walks, junior naturalist, evening programs, special days, school programs, and more.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Weather conditions, emergency contacts, hiking tips, camping tips, and wildlife.
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