Notre Dame Provincial Park

Nestled in the lush forests of central Newfoundland, Notre Dame Provincial Park (established 1959, 113 ha) borders on the serene waters of Junction Pond.

Nestled in the lush forests of central Newfoundland, Notre Dame Provincial Park (established 1959, 113 ha) borders on the serene waters of Junction Pond. Located halfway between Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander on the Trans-Canada Highway, the parkland was one of the logging sites for Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co (now Abitibi-Price Inc). The company donated their land for use as a PROVINCIAL PARK.

Natural History
The vegetation of Notre Dame is that of a BOREAL FOREST which is characterized by dense growing, young coniferous stands. The park is dominated by black spruce and balsam fir, with larch and white birch throughout. A diverse habitat provides home to a broad range of animal life such as moose, beaver, snowshoe hare, pine grosbeak, the common loon and ruffed grouse.

Facilities
There are campsites, picnic sites, a swimming area and playground. The private sector has a convenience store and provides boat, bike and cabin rentals. Park interpreters conduct nature programs in the summer and fall. Cross-country ski trails are groomed during the winter months and winter camping is available.