Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Windswept and awe-inspiring, the barren-looking limestone of Burnt Cape is one of the most important botanical sites on the Island of Newfoundland. Located near the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula and surrounded on three sides by cold waters from the Strait of Belle Isle, the peninsula of Burnt Cape has some of the most arctic conditions on the Island of Newfoundland. But it is exactly this cold climate, together with a unique landscape and calcium-rich soil, that allows northern plant species to grow here in a rich and rare variety. Because of the vulnerability of the plants, camping, hunting, and trapping are not permitted, and building fires is prohibited.

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Route 437, Raleigh, NL
Tel: (709) 454-7570
Alt: (709) 635-4520
Fax: (709) 635-4541
Email: parksinfo@gov.nl.ca

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