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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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Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 31 october to 30 november, 2019 - October 31, 2019

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  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Project Type

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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