Avalon Peninsula Travel Guide

Avalon Peninsula Sights

Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/05/2016

Fodor's Review

The reserve has some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Newfoundland and is a good place to spot whales. Most birds visit from March through August. You can visit the interpretation center—guides are on-site in summer—and then walk to within 100 feet of nesting gannets, murres, black-billed kittiwakes, and razorbills. At busy times you may have to wait your turn at the observation point. Call the weather line to check on conditions before heading out. In July, August, and September the interpretation center presents local artists performing traditional music.

Sight Information


Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


709-277–1666-cell phone; 709-337–2473

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mid-May–June and Sept.–mid-Oct., daily 9–5; July and Aug., daily 8–7

Published 05/05/2016


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