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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

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A treasure

This was such a fun tour! It was a foggy, drizzly day (which isn't a surprise), but the barrens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, Canada
Worth the trip

Excellent walk into an amazing fossil collection. Guides Cynthia And Riley were informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Highway 10, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4B0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fun tour! It was a foggy, drizzly day (which isn't a surprise), but the barrens were still beautiful. The guided hike was 3km each way. It was a reasonable pace on the way out and a bit faster on the way...More

Thank Pennygirly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walk into an amazing fossil collection. Guides Cynthia And Riley were informative and knowledgable of the site. Cynthia also gave wonderful explanations of the flora that grow in this harsh, barren environment. The main trail was closed as the area has been subject to...More

Thank ValerieJBW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see spot on the southern tip of the Avalon Peninsula. The guided tour was very informative and the fossils were awesome to see and touch. The ecological reserve has taken pains to ensure our footprint is minimal (we wore booties so...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Mistaken Point Ecology Reserve is a must! Amazing hike from car to cliff with our interpreter feeding our group facts aling the way. We were able to walk among the fossils at this UNESCO site...what a privilege. When we were there the river you have...More

2  Thank Allyson1978
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is certainly a must-see if you're in the area. Pearl and Lucas (our guides) were very informative, and generally a pleasure to be around. Dress in layers, as the wind on the shore can be quite cool - and be sure to call ahead...More

2  Thank WhyNotThisWay
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

My three friends and I enjoyed the video presentation, the walk and the fossils. Bring walking sticks as there are a few places to take your time. The trail needs a little bit of maintenance to make it safe for the young and the old....More

1  Thank beachwalker4955
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This was one of the highlights of our 2-week Newfoundland trip. I called 3 months ahead to book the free guided tour, since they only allow a small number of visitors to the fossil site each day and you must be accompanied by a guide....More

3  Thank JobeeMom
Reviewed 11 October 2017

make sure this is on your trip plan when you visit Newfoundland. it is very unique and you won't see anywhere. remember book the guided tour ahead (few weeks before your visit to ensure you can visit this place. you can;t just walk there by...More

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The fog was thick, the rain came, but we still enjoyed the walk and all of the information shared. We started earlier, in the interpretation centre. We watched the 2 videos. Make a donation. This opportunity assists to keep this treasure afloat. The walk at...More

2  Thank MC0959
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was the first UNESCO world heritage site visited during our stay in Newfoundland/Labrador. It’s also only recently obtained its UNESCO status so a lot was kind of “new”. Booking the hike early was good so that we could definitively obtain a spot. The exhibit...More

1  Thank Deborah K
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Wendi B
14 May 2018|
Response from beachwalker4955 | Reviewed this property |
Just taxi to Trepassey Search taxi on Avalon Peninsula or taxi to Trepassey NL. There is taxi each way. Perhaps Clarence Molloy’s taxi. If you wait a week, I can let you know.
8 March 2018|
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Response from MC0959 | Reviewed this property |
It was being paved last year. It should be completed by now. Call to ask. Be aware that some of the roads are in horrible repair.
Domenic E
6 August 2016|
Response from Doug H | Reviewed this property |
From S. John's, take highway 10 south to Portugal Cove South. There is an interpretive centre just off the highway that does a good job explaining the significance of the fossil beds in the ecological reserve. Stopping here... More