Trout River Gulch Public and Commercial Snowmobile Corridor

Snowmobiling is a permitted activity in designated areas of Gros Morne National Park. A snowmobile access route that has been used by local residents is now being proposed for public and commercial use. This route covers 179.8 hectares and will travel for approximately 12 kilometers from Woody Point to Trout River alongside highway Route 431 (Trout River Gulch). Other than the placement of signage at entrance points, no construction activities are required. In addition to this access route, a 1,541.5 hectare snowmobile exclusion zone will be created on the northwest facing slope of the Tablelands. Therefore there will be a significant net reduction in areas open to snowmobiling. Most of the new snowmobile corridor, 134.8 hectares, passes through areas designated as Zone III (natural environment), whereas the majority of the expanded exclusion area, 1,195.3 hectares, is designated as Zone II (Wilderness).


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Latest update

December 09, 2019 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Gros Morne National Park
PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0
Telephone: 709-458-2417

  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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