Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, Conception Bay South: Hours, Address, Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre
4.5
Natural History Museums • Science Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Manuels River is home to ancient trilobite fossils, waterfalls, hiking, geocaching, bird watching, geology and nature guided tours, gift store, cafe, movie theatre, and much more! Rainy Day activities include interactive exhibits, daily movie showings, stream table, and special programs. Wheelchair and stroller accessible trails with access to the Provincial T'Railway.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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TheNewBrunswicker
Moncton, Canada55 contributions
Fun for all ages!
Aug. 2020 • Family
We did the “Food, Fossils, and Fire” guided hike on a Thursday afternoon. Our guides were very informative and friendly. The fossil dig was very fun and the bonfire included marshmallows to roast and a magician/story teller. Great outdoor activity for all ages.
Written August 8, 2020
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The_Rock_50
Mount Pearl, Canada533 contributions
One of the most scenic trails
Aug. 2019
One of the most scenic trails walked with so much history, a protected fossil site! True forest bathing as you walk the shore bed, good for the body & mind!

You can enjoy this slice of mother nature any time. During Business Hours, there is a great coffee shop, gift boutique & interpretation center in the main building. So worth your exploration.
Written August 30, 2019
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Elaine S
St. John's, Canada276 contributions
Interesting
Aug. 2019
The interpretation centre has exhibits on the bottom floor, you can have a tour of the exhibits also. The staff were very friendly and informative. There is a Coffee Matters in the building, we ate lunch there and it was good. There is also a gift shop but I did not go in there.
The trail is very nice and easy to walk. If you s5op into the interpretation centre first they will explain to you where to look for fossils.
Written August 11, 2019
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Anne001_12
Bristol, UK391 contributions
Nice walks and interesting exhibit
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We walked the Ocean trails and should probably have visited the exhibition first to get the most out our time. Or taken one of their guided tours. Having said that, the walks are pleasant; one is mainly level but the other involves some slopes and steps. We had a good salad in the cafe and then visited the exhibition where an enthusiatic and knowledgeable guide gave us an excellent explanation. We certainly learned some things and found it very interesting.
Written August 9, 2019
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NewfoundlandDorie
St. John's, Canada43 contributions
trails and trilobites
Jul. 2019 • Friends
We had a lovely walk along the river. Also, we viewed an interesting trilobite fossil exhibit, with an attendant that gave us personalized attention. Very Impressed!
Written July 28, 2019
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Rachel1800
Kitchener, Canada3 contributions
Fantastic Tour with Justin!
May 2019 • Couples
It was my first time visiting Newfoundland at the end of May this year. I made sure we stopped at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre before we embarked on our hike along the river to look at some Newfoundland scenery. The interpretation centre is informative and includes great interactive displays.

While looking at the exhibits, Justin offered us a tour, which we happily accepted. Justin was a remarkable tour guide! He personalized the tour to our interests and answered all of our questions (we learned much more than if we simply walked around on our own)

At the end of the tour we asked some questions regarding suggesting for our hike and a place to eat before it. He helped us plan our hike and gave us suggestions for place to eat (with suggestions from another colleague as well).

Great place to go learn about Newfoundland's beautiful geological landscape, I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Written June 5, 2019
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Carol Ann
20 contributions
A great place to visit with young kids
Sep. 2018 • Family
The trails are easy to navigate. Lots of activities available as well. Parking is good and on site coffee shop is nice. You could easily spend an hour or 2.
Written June 4, 2019
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steve22_10
New York5 contributions
wonderful, memorable tour
Apr. 2019 • Solo
This is a beautiful place, with an amazing geological history. Our guide, Eleanor, was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and in the 1+ hr walking tour of the river she told the fascinating story of how this land was created over the course of 550 million years and how the river came to be. The Centre has a wonderful interpretive display of the river, with rocks from various stretches and incredible fossils that were found right here.
I would love to come back and see the river during different seasons.
Written April 8, 2019
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Hi Steve, We are so glad you enjoyed your interpretive hike with Eleanor and exploring the exhibits at our centre. It was a pleasure to have you join us at Manuels River. We hope you can make it back to the centre again sometime soon!
Written April 10, 2019
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tktobin
Conception Bay South, Canada5 contributions
Great outdoors spot .
Sep. 2018
Great place to visit if just to have a coffee or hold meetings , but there is more walk around the trails and explore the history and make your own .
Written December 11, 2018
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Hernando E
Vienna, WV139 contributions
I spent more time here than I expected to
Oct. 2018
The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Although small, the Centre has quite a bit of interesting information.
However, the real appeal of this place is outside of the Centre and on the trails.
The trails offer beautiful views of the river; only occasionally compromised by traces of civilization
Written October 21, 2018
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Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.