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Rocky Harbour is the largest community in Gros Morne National Park and is centrally located for touring our World Heritage Site. While our history has been closely linked with the fishing and the forest industries, Rocky Harbour has grown into Newfoundland's top tourism community. [More]

Posted: Sept 22, 2011 11:05 am NFLD

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View of Gros Morne Mountains from Rocky Harbour, NL

Rocky Harbour, being centrally located in Gros Morne National Park, is the town of an outstanding destination to visitors of the park. Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a rich variety of scenery, wildlife, and recreational activities.

Gros Morne National Park has three distinct regions, which will prove to be well worth the visit to the area. The three areas are the South Side of Bonne Bay, the North Side of Bonne Bay and the Northern area of the Park. Each region has it's own unique features, giving you a great variety, when you visit the Park. Make sure that when you plan your vacation, that you give yourself ample time to relax and enjoy all that the Park has to offer.

Gros Morne is one of the first places where plate tectonics was proven, and remains a geological gem. The Tablelands, shown on the right, are the only place in the world where a complete cross section of ophiolites (from mantle to oceanic crust) can be accessed and viewed by the general public. These Ophiolites of the Tablelands are the remains of ancient oceanic crust that have been thrust up to the present day Earth's Surface.

The park is composed of two distinctly different landscapes, one being coastal lowlands, the other alpine plateau of the Long Range Mountains. Among these landscapes you will find an array of flora and fauna. The ecosystem supports a unique mixture of temperate, boreal, and artic species. There are 239 species of birds are placed on the provincial bird checklist.

While visiting Gros Morne National Park, you may very easily spot one of the distinct species of animals native to the area, namely Woodland Caribou, Black Bears, Red Fox, Arctic Hare, Whales, or Harbour Seals. Or you may spot one of the species introduced to the area namely moose or Polar Bears. Moose are a very easily spotted animal in the park whereas Polar Bears are rear and if spotted would most likely be in the early spring.

Newfoundland's waters are even different than the mainland. There are no real fresh water fish present in Newfoundland. All fish found in Newfoundland waters, spend at least a part of their lives in salt water. Some present fish are Atlantic Salmon, Artic Char, Brook Trout, Rainbow Smelt, among others.

Click links provided below for more information:

• Gros Morne National Park
• Gros Morne - Things To See & Do
• Visit Gros Morne

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Posted: March 22, 2012 9:05 am NFLD

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Posted: Oct 29, 2011 4:12 pm NFLD

Rocky Harbour - From Past to Present
Take a few minutes out of your day for an interesting read on past times of Rocky Harbour. From the first settlers to the establishment of a successful tourism industry, our town has come a long way. [Read Our History]

Posted: Sept 16, 2011 1:55 pm NFLD