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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

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Highway 10, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4B0, Canada
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Unforgettable Experience

My three friends and I enjoyed the video presentation, the walk and the fossils. Bring walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beachwalker4955
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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Fascinating Visit to Canada’s newest UNESCO site

This was one of the highlights of our 2-week Newfoundland trip. I called 3 months ahead to book the... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
JobeeMom
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Toronto, Canada
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Highway 10, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4B0, Canada
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Highway 10, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4B0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 24 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

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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 8 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

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

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great staff at the center and geologically and local history knowledgeable. Enjoyed the film and information about the geology as well as all the shipwrecks from the spot being mistaken for a different point on the southern coast. If you want to do the tour,...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Wow!!! Fossils of organisms, not plants, that lived over 550 million years ago and I got to see and touch them in person and for free. Yes my friends life is good. Making reservations one month prior we met Louie and 22 other fortunate explorers...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful tour! We called a few weeks in advance to secure a spot. Max per day is 24 people. We arrived before 12:30 and took time looking around the interpretation centre. The tour started promptly at 1pm. After about a 30 minute drive...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a world heritage site with the oldest fossils in the world. The hike is about 2 miles of relatively easy terrain but you do have to cross a river and they do walk fairly quickly. Young children are probably not going to enjoy...More

Thank kerry h
Reviewed 11 July 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a hike out to the fossil site, two weeks ago, and loved every minute of it. Given its location, it can be a harsh climate, subject to wind, rain and harder elements. We were certainly treated to much of the...More

Thank marjorieS515
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Domenic E
6 August 2016|
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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
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gccoombs
26 July 2016|
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Response from Liz T | Reviewed this property |
You can check with the interpretive Centre about details of the guided hike. It's now a UNESCO site.
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