Safety and guidelines

Terra Nova National Park

Safety is everyone's responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part by seeking out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying Terra Nova National Park. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit

Hiking safety

Tips for staying safe while hiking.

Camping safety

How to camp safely and to keep a "bare" campsite.

Fire safety

Tips on how to have a campfire safely and other information about fire safety.

Wildlife hazards

Tips for co-existing with wildlife.

Emergency contacts:

    Dial 9-1-1

    Parks Canada has a 24/7 Emergency Dispatch Centre that receives reports and assists in the management of visitor safety, wildlife, law enforcement or wildfire incidents.

    • 1-877-852-3100

    Other emergency contacts:

    • RCMP: 1-709-533-2828
    • Ambulance: 1-709-533-2111
    • Fire Department: 1-709-533-1111

    Note that cell coverage may be limited in some areas of the park.

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