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Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx

It took Mother Nature 485,000,000 years to mold Gros Morne National Park into the geological and visual wonder we know today. The second largest National Park in eastern Canada, Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland as part of the towering Long Range Mountains.

Encircled by tiny seaside communities, and encompassing forests, freshwater fjords, bogs, barren lowlands, moose, and striking cliffs and shorelines, this area is also world-renowned for its complex geology. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. The Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

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NEWS FEED
  • Day Excusion
    guestBook Guestbook/ Our_Bunch/ Jan 14, 2017

    I climbed Gros Morn back in the Spring of 2000. Stunning view and it was surprised how cold it was at the top even on such a warm day.

  • Canada's most popular national park
    guestBook Guestbook/ Sana26/ Mar 9, 2016 Canada\'s most popular national park

    Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park is more remote than many of Canada's most popular national parks, but worth the effort to discover this beautiful landscape of mountains and fjords. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring steep cliff walls, waterfalls, and interesting rock formations carved by the glacier-fed waters. Most visitors take a boat tour to appreciate the scenery, but there are also hiking trails and opportunities for kayaking. In winter, the park receives far fewer visitors, but is open for ski touring, complete with backcountry ski huts.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ bluejays19/ Sep 8, 2015
  • Ecosystem Collisions
    guestBook Guestbook/ SammyPhillips/ Feb 15, 2015 Ecosystem Collisions

    No filter is needed when the grass is this green and it's hugging the rusty colour of Gros Morne National Park's Tablelands. The ultramafic rock peridotite makes up this beautiful formation that the locals call "the earth's mantle". It's believed to have been the result of a plate collision several hundred million years ago. Standing here, it feels as though I hiked into the middle of a collision of ecosystems. The desert on one side, and vibrant vegetation on the other. Unlike anywhere I've ever been so far.

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NEWS FEED
  • Day Excusion
    guestBook Guestbook/ Our_Bunch/ Jan 14, 2017

    I climbed Gros Morn back in the Spring of 2000. Stunning view and it was surprised how cold it was at the top even on such a warm day.

  • Canada\'s most popular national park
    guestBook Guestbook/ Sana26/ Mar 9, 2016 Canada\'s most popular national park

    Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park is more remote than many of Canada's most popular national parks, but worth the effort to discover this beautiful landscape of mountains and fjords. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring steep cliff walls, waterfalls, and interesting rock formations carved by the glacier-fed waters. Most visitors take a boat tour to appreciate the scenery, but there are also hiking trails and opportunities for kayaking. In winter, the park receives far fewer visitors, but is open for ski touring, complete with backcountry ski huts.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ bluejays19/ Sep 8, 2015
  • Ecosystem Collisions
    guestBook Guestbook/ SammyPhillips/ Feb 15, 2015 Ecosystem Collisions

    No filter is needed when the grass is this green and it's hugging the rusty colour of Gros Morne National Park's Tablelands. The ultramafic rock peridotite makes up this beautiful formation that the locals call "the earth's mantle". It's believed to have been the result of a plate collision several hundred million years ago. Standing here, it feels as though I hiked into the middle of a collision of ecosystems. The desert on one side, and vibrant vegetation on the other. Unlike anywhere I've ever been so far.

It took Mother Nature 485,000,000 years to mold Gros Morne National Park into the geological and visual wonder we know today. The second largest National Park in eastern Canada, Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland as part of the towering Long Range Mountains.

Encircled by tiny seaside communities, and encompassing forests, freshwater fjords, bogs, barren lowlands, moose, and striking cliffs and shorelines, this area is also world-renowned for its complex geology. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. The Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index.aspx
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Photo: (source: Tango7174) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.