Situated on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, the park provides a rare example of the process of continental drift, where deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth’s mantle lie exposed. More recent glacial action has resulted in some spectacular scenery, with coastal lowland, alpine plateau, fjords, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls and many pristine lakes.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|viii||To be outstanding examples representing major stages of earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.||All|
|Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre||2019||204km||site_ao|
|Captain James Cook National Historic Site||2017||79.6km||site_ao|
|The Great Auk Sculpture||2018||242.7km||site_ao|
|Museum of the Flat Earth||2018||240.9km||site_ao|
|The Lost Gravesite of Shanawdithit||2018||209.5km||site_ao|
|Gander Airport’s Marvelous Modernist Lounge||2018||226.8km||site_ao|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||2018||330.8km||site_ao|
|Red Bay Basque Whaling Station||2013||247.6km||site_whs|
|L‚ÄôAnse aux Meadows National Historic Site||1978||246.6km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.