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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

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You will have to reach an office, and it was really hard because we had problems reaching to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rob W
Simply a stunning place!

Well worth the time, hike and minor fee to have a guided hike in to see this incredible place, to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate M
Truro, Canada
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Highway 10, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4B0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will have to reach an office, and it was really hard because we had problems reaching to the office. We missed the tour, but the staff was really kind and let us go. Afterwards, we saw caribou and... FOSSILS! It is really good if...More

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the time, hike and minor fee to have a guided hike in to see this incredible place, to stand on such ancient fossils, 557 MILLION years old some of the earliest known fossilized life forms known to exist, preserved by volcanic ash is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sign up at the visitor info office as there is a limit on the number of people they take on the tour hike. The location of the artifacts is on a ledge on the ocean coast. A good walk to the site and the two...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday, 2018/7/20, was a GOOD DAY! I visited Mistaken Point, perhaps my most important target destination of the whole tour, and on the way I got to see my first wild moose! I was excited as I got ready. I had been reading for years...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

1  Thank Pennygirly
Reviewed July 30, 2018 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

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 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

1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed July 3, 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

3  Thank Allyson1978
Reviewed May 23, 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 December 14, 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
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Wendi B
May 14, 2018|
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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.
March 7, 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
August 6, 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