Tours and programs

Gros Morne National Park

Guided programs are offered from July until September.

Indigenous programs

Join us as we celebrate and honour the traditions of the Mi’kmaq people of the island of Newfoundland.

Broom Point Fishing Premises

This restored traditional fishing premise gives you a real glimpse into the vibrant lives of inshore fishing families of coastal Newfoundland.

Discovery Centre

From geology to plants, moose to caribou, marine life to arctic life and all sorts of other stuff, your questions will be answered here.

Green Point Geological Site

Explore Green Point’s seaside cliffs, a beautiful and intriguing sequence of layered rocks.

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse

A Lighthouse and so much more! With a vibrant history, Lobster Cove Head features trails that lead you to coastal environments and tuckamore forests.

The rocks of Gros Morne National Park explain how continents got their shape, why continents collide and tear apart, only to collide again. Geology and natural history are not the only gems to be found in Gros Morne. Explore the rich culture of the people and the area's Indigenous traditions.

Take advantage of self-guided interpretive experiences throughout the park or join a Parks Interpreter for a guided walk or cultural program. A schedule of programs can be found below. Incredible geology paired with compelling human history make Gros Morne a place well worth exploring.

Experience Gros Morne with our Park Guides

 

Peak season activities

July 1 to September 4, 2024

Summer Interpretation Program Schedule

Monday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10:30 am to noon Green Point: Guided Walk
Green Point Geological Site
Free with admission
July/August 12:30 pm to 2 pm Green Point (French): Guided Walk
Green Point Geological Site
Free with admission
Tuesday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands (French): Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 2 pm to 3 pm Go Go Eco Flamingo!
Discovery Centre
Free with admission
Wednesday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10:30 am to noon Green Point: Guided Walk
Green Point Geological Site
Free with admission
Thursday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands (French): Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10:30 am to noon

Mission: Future Forests (bilingual interpreter)
 Baker's Brook Falls trail

Free with admission
July/August 2 pm to 3 pm
Medicine Walk: Guided Walk
Discovery Centre
Free with admission
July/August 7 pm to 8 pm Fireside Sharing Circle: Evening Program
Trout River Campground
Free with admission
Friday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10:30 am to noon Green Point: Guided Walk
Green Point Geological Site
Free with admission
July/August 2 pm to 3 pm
Lomond: A Living Landscape
Lomond Campground
Free with admission
Saturday
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Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands (French): Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 2 pm to 3 pm
To the Summering Ground: Guided Walk
Steve's trail
Free with admission
Sunday
More details
Dates Times Programs Registration and fees
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands: Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 10 am to noon Tablelands (French): Guided Walk
Tablelands trail
Free with admission
July/August 2 pm to 3 pm
Medicine Walk: Guided Walk
Lobster Cove Head
Free with admission
July/August 7 pm to 8 pm Fireside Sharing Circle: Evening Program
Lobster Cove Head
Free with admission
Shoulder season
(June 1 to June 30, September 5 to September 30, 2024)

Shoulder season activities

Shoulder season program schedule
Monday   Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday   Saturday Sunday
10:00 to 10:30 -

Tablelands:
Guided Walk
(Bilingual)

Location: Tablelands trail

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Tablelands:
Guided Walk
(Bilingual)

Location: Tablelands trail

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Tablelands:
Guided Walk
(Bilingual)

Location: Tablelands trail

Tablelands:
Guided Walk
(Bilingual)

Location: Tablelands trail

10:30 to 11:00 -

Green Point:
Guided Walk
(English)

Location: Green Point Geological Site

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11:00 to 11:30 - -
11:30 to 12:00 - -
12:00 to 12:30 - - - - - - -
12:30 to 1:00 - - - - - - -
1:00 to 1:30 - - - - - - -
1:30 to 2:00 - - - - - - -
2:00 to 2:30 - - -

Medicine Walk:
Guided Walk
(English)

Location: Discovery Centre

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Medicine Walk:
Guided Walk
(English)

Location: Green Point Geological Site

2:30 to 3:00 - - - - -

Program Descriptions

Fireside Sharing Circle

Evening Program (1 hour)

Knowledge is more powerful when shared. Come and warm your feet and your heart at the fireside. Sit with an interpreter at the sharing circle. Learn about Mi’kmaw culture, traditions and customs in an open and welcoming atmosphere.

When:

  • Sundays from 7 pm to 8 pm
  • Thursdays from 7 pm to 8 pm 

Where:

  • (Sunday) Lobster Cove Head
  • (Thursday) Trout River Campground

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Green Point: A Stroll through Strata

Guided Walk (1.5 hours)

Stroll through millions of years of Earth’s history and explore a fascinating sequence of layered rocks… a place of hidden fossils and destroyed oceans!

When:

  • English: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 am to noon
  • French: Mondays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Where: Green Point Geological Site

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Lomond: A Living Landscape

Afternoon Program (1 hour)

Explore Lomond campground with a Parks Canada Interpreter to learn about the surrounding habitats, the creatures that live there and the reasons we all benefit from protected spaces. Return to gather 'round a campfire and enjoy the evening.

When: Fridays from 2 pm to 3 pm

Where: Lomond Campground

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Medicine Walk

Guided Walk (1 hour)

How did the Mi’kmaw ancestors and other peoples survive on the land? What did they eat? How did they heal? Learn about traditional foods and medicines, as well as how and when they were harvested and used. Take a walk with an Interpreter who will share stories about the past and talk about the plants around you.

When:

  • Sundays from 2 pm to 3 pm
  • Thursdays from 2 pm to 3 pm 

Where:

  • (Sunday) Lobster Cove Head
  • (Thursday) Discovery Centre

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Tablelands: Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle

Guided Walk (2 hours)

Walk upon the Earth’s mantle - normally found far below the earth’s crust. This walk reveals some of the earth-shaking ideas that changed how we understand our planet.

When:

  • English: Every day from 10 am to noon
  • French: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 am to noon 

Where: Tablelands trail

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

To the Summering Ground

Guided Walk (1 hour)

Walk along Steve's Trail, through the tuckamore to the headland near the mouth of Western Brook - the Summering Ground. Trace the footsteps of the many peoples who called this place home. From the Groswater culture 2300 years ago, to the first European settlers, step ashore and listen to the story of their common lifestyles, hardships and triumphs.

When: Saturdays from 2 pm to 3 pm 

Where: Steve's Trail

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Mission: Future Forests

Guided Walk (1.5 hours)

Did you know that introduced moose have changed the structure and composition of Gros Morne National Park's forest? Since 2011, moose impacts have been reduced through a successful population management program. Now, trees are being planted in specific areas where the forest had been severely damaged and isn't regenerating on it's own. Embark on a forest walk to learn more about moose over-browsing, forest health restoration, and how this all relates to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

When: Thursdays from 10:30 am to noon 

Where: Baker's Brook Fall Trail

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Pets: Pets are allowed if they are quiet, leashed, and controlled.

Go Go Eco Flamingo!

Theatre Program (1 hour)

Join far-flying Flora the flamingo as she looks for love in Gros Morne National Park. Will moose, caribou, or beaver win her heart? Can she find the perfect home in the north?

When: Tuesdays from 2 pm to 3 pm 

Where: Discovery Centre

Registration: Drop-in experience. No registration required.

Cost: Free with admission.

Ages: All ages.

Places to Discover and Ways to Explore

Parks Interpreter talking about geology

Gros Morne National Park is a wondrous natural and cultural landscape full of sights and stories. Exhibits, information panels and viewpoints are scattered throughout the Park to enhance your enjoyment. To delve a little deeper into the fascinating stories of Gros Morne, join a Parks Canada Interpreter for one of the many programs offered throughout the season.

Lobster Cove Lighthouse

Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse Exhibit Open Daily (10:00 - 5:30) / May 17 - October 14
Uncover the rich cultural story of Gros Morne – the people, the history and the Lighthouse that served as a beacon to those returning from sea. Explore the grounds surrounding the lighthouse, picnic amongst the tuckamore and take in amazing sunsets.

Interpretative Exhibit at the Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre Open Daily (9:00 - 5:00) / May 17 to October 20
Visit our newly renovated exhibit of Gros Morne's unique geology and landscape. Engage with our knowledgeable staff who help bring the park to life. Explore the rich culture and heritage of the people of Conne River, a Mi'kmaw community on the south coast of Newfoundland, in an exciting new exhibition called Miawpukek – The Middle River.

Special School Programs

Gros Morne National Park offers your students exciting opportunities to connect to the world around them. Whether it's through exploring some of the most fascinating geological sites on our planet, hands-on experiences of how people lived and survived along our coasts, or listening to the stories and drumming of our Aboriginal interpreter, our programs are designed to deliver meaningful and transformative learning experiences.

Inquire at park facilities about upcoming programs and special events at grosmorne.commercial@pc.gc.ca or call 709-458-2417.

Special Commercial Group Tour Requests

Searching for new destinations and experiences? Let us guide you in discovering what Parks Canada in Western Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. Explore Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Port au Choix National Historic Site, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site UNESCO World Heritage Site, Red Bay National Historic Site UNESCO World Heritage Site and Torngat Mountains National Park as we assist you in creating memorable outings for your clients.

If you are bringing a group to Gros Morne National Park and would like the services of an interpreter for a guided event, a talk, or a step-on guide, please contact us at least two weeks in advance at grosmorne.commercial@pc.gc.ca or call 709-458-2417.

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