Seven Wonders of Canada
Gros Morne National Park is a world heritage site located on the west coast of Newfoundland. It is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada at 1,805 km². The park takes its name from Newfoundland's second-highest mountain peak located within the park.
The park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Elizabeth, St. John's (0:42)
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My husband and I discovered it four years ago on our first visit to Newfoundland. It was beauty beyond words! The sun dancing across the water surrounding us, the towering emerald green cliffs, the magnificent rock formations with cascading waterfalls, and a sky so blue with wispy white clouds that appeared as if someone had painted a picture that we will never forget.
This yellow expanse of rock is barren, not because of harsh weather, but because its rock originated from the Mantle, tens of kilometers deep. I believe this is unique in Canada and extremely rare worldwide. No plant life grows on the Tablelands because none is adapted to live on the mineralization that originates so far below the Earth's surface.
What a majestic setting in this land-locked fjord with breathtaking views of amazing waterfalls cascading some 2000 feet. No this is not in Norway...this is in Newfoundland, Canada.
Imagine looking up at red mountains, then cut the top off. The wildlife is spectacular and the views are breath taking. Literally.
Natural beauty, varied vegetation and wildlife, wonderful friendly people all around - a special place in Canada that rejuvenates a tired body and spirit.
Andrew Schulz, Scarborough, Ontario
For non-hikers the magnificent Western Brook Pond offers spectacular vistas from the boat tour. In the Tablelands you can see geological history. There is a unique site where the mantle emerges from beneath the Earth. Gros Morne National Park: Where else can you climb high above the Earth and also stand on ground that was once deep between the Earth?
If I must choose a feature of Gros Morne, it will have to be Western Brook Pond, a spectacular fjord which is now cut off from the coast, and located a few miles inland. An unbelievably beautiful and awe-inspiring place, which has to be seen to be appreciated.
A world Heritage Site. Being a Maritimer the rest of this region is bland when compared to the wonders of NFLD. If you haven't taken the boat tour through Great Western Pond Fiord, you must. In a word, awesome.