The Discovery Center, Woody Point

The Discovery Center is located in Woody Point. For The Discovery Center and beyond, use our Gros Morne National Park road trip planning website to get the most from your Gros Morne National Park vacation.
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  • If you decide to explore Gros Morne; PLEASE take the time to stop by the Discovery Center before you set out. This particular Park is massive and is best approached with an agenda in mind. The Staff a...  more »
  • There are a couple centers and you should start here for maps. Be sure to catch the geogist talks and see the movie. There is a place for children's play, coffee, gift shop.  more »
  • Where else to spend a howling rainy day in Gros Morne National Park? At the Discovery Center! All the exhibits were clear and concise; we learned so much on the history of the area, about the unique g...  more »
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  • If you're going to the Tablelands, definitely drop by the Discovery Centre and either download or pickup a loaner tablet with their app. It has great videos and explanations of the flora and geology of the area. Totally adds to the experience. We didn't go. the guided hikes as we missed the one for today, but those should be good too if you like a more personal learning experience. The staff at the centre are super nice and knowledgable. Clean building and washrooms. Great view as well with outside picnic tables!
  • Super experience with delightful staff and innovative displays. Took me two separate visits of over 2 hours each to even begin to take it in. Will visit again before our 5 day stay in the area is over. Great job Parks Canada staff!!
  • Very helpful staff, great location within Gross Morne, the craft store was a bit of a let down with relatively generic gift shop items vs good local artists
  • Walk the area and enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery. Definitely get on a boat tour though.
  • You need to stop here to get passes to the park and for backcountry passes if you're backpacking in. The girl we purchased our passes from was super helpful and knowledgeable about the Green Gardens Trail that we were going to, and suggested which campsites were her favorites. Also a really clean bathroom which is nice after trekking in the woods in the rain and wind. Cool little gift shop as well.

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Where to stay in Gros Morne National Park

With no accommodations in the park itself, your best option is to stay in the nearby town of Rocky Harbour. There, you can choose from a delightful selection of bed and breakfasts, inns, and guesthouses lining the harbor, safe in the knowledge that you'll enjoy memorable views over the water no matter where you stay. From Rocky Harbour, you can easily arrange day trips into the national park itself.
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