Miguasha National Park

231 Rte. Miguasha O.
Nouvelle, QC G0C 2E0- Map It
Phone: (418) 794-2475
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Miguasha National Park (Parc national de Miguasha), 231 Rte. Miguasha Ouest, 6 km (4 mi.) s. of jct. Hwy. 132, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fossiliferous site was first discovered in 1842. Since then, many well-preserved fossils have been collected. A preservation park was created in 1985 to protect and enhance the Escuminac Formation—a paleo-ecosystem of the Devonian period dating 380 million years ago. These fossils illustrate a very important event in the course of evolution—the transition from aquatic vertebrates to land vertebrates. Fossils are exhibited in the Museum of Natural History. The 3.3-kilometre (2.1-mi.) Evolution of Life trail features interpretive panels, picnic areas and views of the estuary. Note: Digging is strictly forbidden. Pets are not permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Park admission $7.39; free (ages 0-17). Combination park and museum admission $17.61; free (ages 0-17).
Hours: Museum daily 9-5, early June-early Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-noon and 1-4:30, early May-early June and early-late Oct.