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Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

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Address: 7 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador A1W 3A2, Canada
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+1 709-834-2099
Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Manuels River Experience (and the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation...

The Manuels River Experience (and the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre)

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A Gem in Manuels

Great spot for coffee or lunch. Beautiful view of the river with balcony for nice weather. Gluten Free options available. Gift shop is lovely and not just for tourists. Lots to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
956paulaf
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Conception Bay South
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Conception Bay South
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for coffee or lunch. Beautiful view of the river with balcony for nice weather. Gluten Free options available. Gift shop is lovely and not just for tourists. Lots to choose from local craftspeople. I have bought several items for myself and for gifts.

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Thank 956paulaf
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi 956paulaf, Thank you for your review. Our views from the centre balcony are indeed beautiful. We are so glad you enjoyed the cafe, and enjoyed some shopping while you visited us. Another point of interest in our centre is our exhibit level which tells you all about the history and geological significance of the incredible Manuels River. Thanks again... More 

Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I didn't see a section just for the trail, so I guess it's part of this. I've never had the chance to do the interpretation center, though I have heard good things from friends who live in the area. The trail is beautiful, doesn't take too long, and isn't too strenuous. I have done it many times while wearing sneakers... More 

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Thank LazyRose
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review LazyRose. We are so glad you enjoyed hiking our scenic trails. They really are a beautiful sight, especially in the fall with all the beautiful colors. It does make for some breathtaking pictures. We hope you get the chance to enjoy our exhibits area, or shop in our gift store next time you visit! - Jillian More 

Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Enjoyed the tour and all the information provided by the knowledgeable staff. The displays were interactive and very educational for both tourists and school groups. I was happy that the facility was also used for community events. Very well designed in the perfect spot to go see the rocks, gardens and natural phenomenon that you just learned about on the... More 

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Thank Justsaying54
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi Justsaying54! Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed visiting our centre, and outside along the river. Our staff are always eager to share their knowledge about the geology and history of Manuels River with our visitors of all ages. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited this week. Coffee shop was very good with good quality coffee and muffins etc. The exhibits were phenomenal. Apart from the exceptional exhibits of trilobites and explanation of different types, there was superb displays of the rock formations and geology flora and fauna of Newfoundland. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to tie up the exhibits to... More 

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Thank Douglas N
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi Douglas N, Sounds like you had a very informative, fun filled visit to our centre! We are so pleased to hear how much you learned and enjoyed your visit with us. Our trilobites, rock formations, flora and fauna sure do make us a very unique, interesting place to visit. And our wonderful staff are the best part! We will... More 

St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had never been to the Manuals River Interpretation Centre before , so we decided to visit the Coffee Matters store in that location. Just like the other Coffee Matters, the menu was good, the service excellent and in this case, the location was excellent with lots to see and do, and again lots of parking. From in and check... More 

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Thank Robert P
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi Robert P! Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit here, and a meal at Coffee Matters cafe. We do indeed have lots of fossils around the centre to see (the real ones!) We even have a touchable trilobite collection in our exhibits. A great way to spend a day! More 

Hod Hasharon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were on quite a tight schedule with a long drive ahead, so regretfully we skipped the interpretation center and only did the hike, which was beautiful!! The geology and the pretty waterfalls are definitely worthwhile, and from what I read in other reviews, the interpretation center certainly merits a visit!! Beautiful Place!!

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Thank Shaked007
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Shaked007, we are glad you enjoyed your quick visit to Manuels River! Next time you visit us, drop in to the centre and get an interpreter led tour of our exhibits. There are so many interesting things to see, hear, touch, and even smell! Our newest exhibit feature is our stream table exhibit which models how a river flows and... More 

Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent facility. A walk back in time to see fossils millions of years old. Meanwhile, you can walk the river banks and see history unfold in front of your eyes (if you know where to look). A great place to spend a day.

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Thank Bob R
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

A view back in time is the perfect way to describe us Bob R! We are all about taking a walk through time and experiencing the history of Manuels River firsthand. And yes, there are many 'secrets' to unearth along our riverbanks and trails. We are happy to hear you enjoyed discovering some of our hidden gems! More 

Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting and informative tour as well as a great coffee and lunch experience. The walk along the river and the interpretive guide to fossil finding was most informative.

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Thank cmanning2016
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments cmanning2016. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and fossil finding walk along the river. And to top it off with lunch at Coffee Matters - what a great way to spend the day! Our interpreters do work hard developing guides to all aspects of hiking the trails, from fossil finding to... More 

Thunder Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Dr. Rod gave us excellent information on the fossils and rocks before we went out for our walk. Great place to bring the family for an afternoon.

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Thank ThunderBayNortherner
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi ThunderBayNortherner. We are glad you had a great day at our centre. Dr. Rod Taylor, a paleontologist, is indeed very knowledgeable and passionate about the geology, biology, history, and trilobite fossils of Manuels River. Thank you for taking time to review us! More 

Louisville, Colorado
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40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Start at the interpretive center, then be sure to walk the trail and perhaps picnic on the river rocks. The kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt and water table in the center while the adults had a guided tour - Laura did a great job. Interesting to learn about the geological history of the area and to see all the fossil... More 

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Thank jstwil
ManuelsRiver, Manager at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, responded to this review

Hi jstwil, it sounds like you had a fun filled day at Manuels River! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Laura - she loves educating the public about our wonderful river. Thank you for your review of the day you spent with us! More 

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