Gros Morne National Park

Posted by on Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Gros Morne National Park envelops 1,805 km² of the Great Northern Peninsula. The park is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada; it is surpassed by Torngat Mountains National Park, which is 9,700 km².

Established in 1973 Gros Morne National Park  is a world heritage site.

The park is named after Newfoundland's second-highest mountain peak. The highest is Mount Caubvick with an elevation of 1652 m. Gros Morne (806 m) is french. It means "large mountain standing alone," or more literally "great sombre." It is part of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the island's west coast. It is the eroded remnants of a mountain range formed 1.2 billion years ago. 



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