Hi guys, my name is Joey the Moose., and i’m your tour guide for today. We are going to take a tour around this park and I’m going to teach and show you many cool things and places today. What are we waiting for? LET’S START THE TOUR!
Welcome to Gros Morne National Park. If you already didn’t know we are in the western part of Newfoundland and Labrador because that’s where this park is located in. As you can see this park is filled with many forests, swamps and cliffs. If you were to look at this park from a helicopter it would look a lot like a canyon. This park has a mix of grasslands and wetlands.
This is the main river located in this park. Also known as Trout river pond/Western Brook Pond. This is towards the west side of the whole national park. This river is around 72 meters deep and about 16 km in length/16 000 meters long. This lake is very beautiful and it’s very common for visitors to see this before they leave.
Gros Morne National park has many different plants. Balsam firs would be one of the most common trees you’ll see. Some other plants would be the Red Maple tree, Mountain Maple, Arctic Bentgrass/Agrostis mertensii and many more. The Gros Morne is filled with Bogs and fens which you have probably seen. A type of flower you might see would be called the dragon’s mouth orchid. One of the few rare plants would be the yellow birch.
\There aren’t any native reptiles or amphibians but there are 14 native mammal species. Woodland caribou are important herbivores in the park area. There are some animals that are very rare in the southern parts of Canada but you can see a few of the at the peaks of mountains. These animals migrating seasonally within the park and to forested areas outside. So far there aren’t any extinct animals in the national park but for example the Harlequin duck is an animal which is at risk.
One of the most common activities would be Hiking which is what we have been doing. They have different tours some around the park and a boat tour. Swimming is an option. They can choose to swim in salt or freshwater, as well as in the park’s indoor pool. Five campgrounds are found within the park. In winter, tourists are able to ski.