There was a healthy increase in the number of visitors to the Salmonier Nature Park in 2013. 

The Department of Environment and Conservation said more than 40,000 toured the park this year — a 15 per cent increase over 2012.

A new Wildlife Discovery Centre is planned for 2014, and when finished, it will house exhibits, a classroom, a gift store, and a cafe.

Monday is the last day for the general public to visit the park for the season, however school and community groups can book visits Monday to Friday, until the end of the month.

Development of Salmonier Nature Park began in 1973, and opened its gates to the public in 1978.

The park is located on the Salmonier Line, on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.