Fodor's Expert Review The Arches Provincial Park and Port au Choix National Historic Site

Gros Morne National Park Indigenous Sight

The Arches are a geological curiosity; the park contains rock formations made millions of years ago by wave action and undersea currents. The succession of caves through a bed of dolomite was later raised above sea level by tectonic upheaval. This is a good place to stop for a picnic.

The Port au Choix National Historic Site is 97 km (60 miles) farther north. The remains of Maritime Archaic and Dorset people have been found along this coast between the Arches Provincial Park and L’Anse aux Meadows, and this site has an interesting interpretation center with exhibits about what's been uncovered to date. Archaeologists digging in the area uncovered an ancient village. Ask at the center for directions to it.

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Quick Facts

Rte. 430
Portland Creek, Newfoundland and Labrador  A0K 4G0, Canada

709-637–2040-Arches Provincial Park off-season

www.parksnl.ca/parks/arches-provincial-park

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$8 for historic site, Closed Oct.–May

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