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Rocky Harbour

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Things to do: nature, historic sites, nightlife
Rocky Harbour is a town located on the western edge of Newfoundland, near the entrance to Bonne Bay. The harbour was previously known as Small Bay or Little Harbour. This town is home to Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site.Arrowheads show that Micmac Indians once inhabited the area. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the harbour was frequented by the early French fisherman when it came under the French Shore fishery. The first year Rocky Harbour appeared in the census figures was in 1874, when it had a population of 35.A Post Office was established there in 1900. It became a Local Government Community in April 1966. Following the opening of Gros Morne National Park in 1973, the population further increased and services such as an RCMP detachment were added. area. It had a population of 357 in 1921. In 2011, the population was 979.Rocky Harbour is a key tourist town in central Gros Morne National Park, offering nature and scenery viewing, and access to hiking trails. Image:Rocky Harbour sign NFLD.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD2.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD Post Office2.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour graves NFLD.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD01.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD03.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD6.JPG Image:Rocky Harbour NFLD7.JPG File:NLW BonneBay5 tango7174.jpg
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