Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

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VISIT Gros Morne National Park:

Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. The park is home to fjords, mountain peaks, beaches, bogs, forests, deserts, and barren cliffs.

Gros Morne is a mountain peak in the Long Range Mountain range, and is home to a popular trail overlooking the Ten Mile Pond gorge. The Western Brook Pond is a fjord formed by glaciers, and is lined with cliffs and waterfalls. The desert-like Tablelands area of the park has unusual rock formations created by the earth’s tectonic plates colliding millions of years ago.

The flora and fauna that call Gros Morne home are an exceptional mixture of temperate, boreal, and Arctic-alpine.

Park Details

Gros Morne National Park was established in 1970, and has a total area of 446,080 acres (697 square miles, or 1,806 square kilometers).

Address Rocky Harbour, NL, A0K 4N0
Phone(709) 458-2417
HoursPark is open year-round, however most visitor centers are only open from May until mid-October.
Entrance FeeFree to $10.50, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Gros Morne National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Gros Morne National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Gros Morne National Park are June, May, July & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation1049191808696114113119118123120
Avg Temp242530415462696860493930
Max Temp414042586976797974655543
Avg Temp8816293847555548393020
Min Temp-15-15-813263545433729203
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Gros Morne National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Gros Morne National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Gros Morne National Park.

NameDistance
Terra Nova National Park304 km
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve393 km
Cape Breton Highlands National Park395 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Gros Morne National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Marble MountainSteady Brook, NL1,791 ft52%82 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Gros Morne National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Gros Morne National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
St. John's International AirportYYTSt. John's, NL431 km
Halifax / Stanfield International AirportYHZHalifax, NS688 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Gros Morne National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Deer Lake AirportYDFDeer Lake, NL58 km
Stephenville AirportYJTStephenville, NL140 km
Chevery AirportYHRChevery, QC161 km
Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon AirportYBXLourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon, QC199 km
St. Anthony AirportYAYSt. Anthony, NL223 km
Gander International AirportYQXGander, NL244 km
Natashquan AirportYNANatashquan, QC295 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.