The year was 2014 and I was walking through the aisles at the Vancouver Outdoor and Adventure show when I saw this picture. I immediately knew that I had to go there and Gros Morne National Park was officially on our bucket list.
Fast forward to 2017 and the celebration of Canada’s 150th seemed like the perfect opportunity to travel to one of Canada’s iconic National Parks! Gros Morne National Park is located in the Northwest corner of Newfoundland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to it’s unique geological formations that are evident throughout the park. There are world class views around every corner and a mecca of experiences to be had.
Here are some of the highlights of our trip as well as recommendations to plan your own adventure.
While it may look like I’m standing on the surface of Mars, I’m actually in one of Canada’s most unique places, the tablelands! The tablelands were formed hundreds of millions of years ago when the earth’s mantle was forced up to the surface during a plate collision. What’s most unique about exploring this area is that one side of the street is the tablelands (as pictured above) and the other side is a lush, typical east coast forest! Such unique geology!