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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 is a must. If you want to visit the fossil beds you must take the tour and an advance booking is essential. The drive to Cape Race Lighthouse is another 20 Kms of gravel road. The road is good and there are plenty of view stops and a nice beach along the way. In July, there is a good chance of seeing whales.