Activities and experiences

Terra Nova National Park

Whether exploring on your own, at the Visitor Centre, or in one of our interpretive programs, you find a new rhythm—the rhythm of nature.

It’s in the beat of your feet on a hiking trail. It’s the crackling campfire and in the sky where the stars have never shone so bright. It’s the lapping of the water pulling on your paddle. It’s the thumping of your heart as you crest a summit.

Rhythm of Nature


An animated Parks Canada logo of a beaver fades in and out.

[paddle dipping, loon calling]

A wooden oar dips into blue water. The water ripples as a man with short grey hair, and wearing a lifejacket, paddles along an inlet. Behind him are shores lined mainly with evergreens.

[sticks snapping, feet landing]

A hiking boot steps on moss. A sneaker hops on a play structure.


Hands flick on a lighter and light a camp stove.

[laughter, trunk closing]

At a campsite, a young woman laughs as she shuts the trunk of her vehicle.

A woman wearing a plaid shirt strolls a path through the woods. As she passes evergreens, her fingertips trace along the rough surface of their bark.

A stick clangs against a metal play structure. The canoeist paddles toward a tree-covered mountain in the distance across an inlet. The pale morning sky is reflected in the water’s glassy surface.

At a picnic table, water from a camp kettle is poured into a metal mug.

A woman chops wood with an axe.

The sun shimmers on calm water.

[song begins: flute playing over the rhythm of park sounds]

At a Visitor Centre, a young girl plays with a true-or-false interactive exhibit.


On a camp stove, an egg fries in a frying pan.

A kettle is lifted off an open flame. Then, two women clink mugs over breakfast.

[loon calling]

Morning mist rises off the ocean.

A group of children ride their bikes on a road through the campground.

At a playground, three kids pile onto a zipline together.

[beads falling]

Beads make a clacking noise on bicycle spokes, and a child hits a metal post with a stick.

[tent zipping, door closing]

A family takes the stairs up to their Ôasis accommodation in the woods. The young boy and girl smile as they close the door of the tear-shaped hut mounted on stilts.

[water splashing]

A rock splashes in water.

At the Visitor Centre, a young girl counts whale vertebrae on display.

A hiker arrives at a lookout and peers through a telescope.

Stretches of old growth forest extends down to coves and inlets.

[canopy branches creaking]

Towering trees sway beneath a blue sky.

Two hikers, one using a walker and the other using a cane, stroll across a wooden pedestrian bridge that crosses a calm river.

They reach a path through the woods.

At a campsite, young people pitch a tent.

Later that night, they laugh around a campfire as they roast marshmallows.

[tent zipping]

In the darkness, they zip themselves into their tent.

Autumn leaves float on water. A downy woodpecker perches on a branch.

A man stands on the porch of his oTENTik canvas cabin. On the lawn in front of the accommodation, his partner sits in a muskoka chair sipping from a mug.

Later, they stand at the water’s edge. The man has his arm around the woman as he points across the bay.

[loon calling]

The couple kayaks across the water.

People hike a trail along a rocky bluff.

They pause at the edge of a ridge to view a vast maze of inlets and coves winding through lush boreal forest.

[song crescendos]

A senior couple stands at a cliff’s edge. They gesture to the forest stretching out to the horizon illuminated in warm evening light.

[loon calling]

Words appear: Feel the Rhythm of Nature. Discover Terra Nova National Park.

Voiceover: A message from the Government of Canada.

[first notes of "O Canada" play]

The word Canada appears in white on a black background. A small Canadian flag, with its central red maple leaf, perches atop the final ‘a’ in Canada.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Things to do

Wildlife viewing Animal watching
Sea birds Bird watching
Boat tour Boat tour
Sailboating Boating
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Fishing Fishing
Picnic area Picnicking
Playground Playground
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Swimming Swimming
Theatre Theatre

Services and amenities

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Bus parking Bus parking
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter
Playground Playground
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms
WiFi Wi-Fi
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