Miguasha National Park

231 Rte. Miguasha O.
Nouvelle, QC G0C 2E0- Map It
(418) 794-2475

AAA Editor Notes

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. First discovered here in 1842, many well-preserved fossils were removed from this site until the late 20th century. A preservation park was created in 1985 to protect and enhance the Escuminac Formation—a paleoecosystem 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 1.9-kilometre (1.2-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 $8.50; free (ages 0-17). Combination park and museum admission $20.
Hours: Museum daily 9-5, early May-late Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-noon and 1-4:30, late Apr.-early May.