Visit Rocky Harbour
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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Rocky Harbour is an enclave within Gros Morne National Park. Our tourists are close to boat tours, hiking trails with spectacular views, a heated indoor swimming pool with hot tub, and cross-county ski trails in season.

The town of Rocky Harbour is located between two prominent landmarks - Salmon Point and Lobster Cove Head. Those landmarks are located at the northern entrance to beautiful Bonne Bay. The town gets its name from the reef of rocks at the entrance to the harbour.

The town consists of six major areas which spread all around the harbour.

Lobster Cove
Named for the vast number of lobsters.

Woody Cove
Cove with a growth of timber.

Bear Cove
Bears visited this area and caused havoc.

Bottom Cove
Located at the base of the harbour.

Rocky Harbour Cove
Very deep cove, great for anchoring large boats.

Rocky Harbour Pond
A local swimming hole favorite.

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Notice of Public Hearing
The Town Council of Rocky Harbour has adopted Amendment Number 2, 2019, to the Municipal Plan for 2013-2023 and Amendment Number 2, 2019, to the Development Regulations for 2013-2023. The effect of the amendments is to deal with an extraordinary case involving unapproved development of a general garage at 48 Main Street South. The development will be made approvable by way of the proposed amendments, which provide revised policy in the Municipal Plan to add that use (subject to conditions) at that location to the permitted uses lists. The conditions included in the amendment to the Development Regulations, such as fencing, restrictions on range of goods for sale, landscaping, signage, and the like, are devised to minimize off-site impacts or address potential negative impacts of the said development.

Interested people and associations are invited to submit written comments on the proposed amendments. To see the proposed amendments and background information and professional planning analysis, please contact the Town office at (709) 458-2376 or by email at to receive copies by email.

Please do not come to the Town office to get copies or bring mail to the office. Due to the pandemic conditions, this is the only means by which to handle documents as Council needs to minimize unnecessary contact with staff and with potentially infected surfaces. Please email your written comments to the Council at or by post office mail.

Please make your submissions by 3:00 pm, Monday, March 29th, 2021. Submissions must be physically received by the deadline, so allow mailing time if sending by postal mail.

Posted: March 1, 2021 1:17 pm NFLD

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Posted: March 22, 2012 9:05 am NFLD

Sign our Website Guest Book !!
Let us know how much you enjoyed your trip to Rocky Harbour.. Publish your experiences for others to read.. We plan to preserve guest book entries for many years to follow.. Be one of the first participants to add comments.. [View Guest Book]

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