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Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve,
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Explore the evolution of life by walking across ancient seafloors that are covered with fossils.

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Unearth stories millions of years in the making.

Image of fossils in cracked rock.Image of fossils in cracked rock.

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of the greatest geological discoveries on the planet — and you don’t have to be a scientist or a seasoned traveller to experience them. From ancient mountains to fossilized families, no matter where you visit along these legendary coasts, there’s a tale from earth’s history waiting to be told.

Geology Hot Spots in Newfoundland and Labrador


Learn more about the geological wonders that are waiting to be explored all across the province.


Map of Newfoundland and Labrador with each of the Hotspot locations labelled
Arrow pointing to Labrador's Map Legend Item
Labrador
Arrow pointing to Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site's Map Legend Item
Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
Arrow pointing to Dover's Map Legend Item
Dover
Arrow pointing to Fortune Head Ecological Reserve & St. Lawrence 's Map Legend Item
Fortune Head Ecological Reserve & St. Lawrence
Arrow pointing to Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark's Map Legend Item
Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark
Arrow pointing to St. John's's Map Legend Item
St. John's
Arrow pointing to Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage Site's Map Legend Item
Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve UNESCO World Heritage Site
Map of Newfoundland and Labrador with each of the Hotspot locations labelled