Mistaken Point

  • Mistaken Point
  • Newfoundland & Labrador

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve is a wilderness area and Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, which contains the Mistaken Point Formation. The formation consists of a narrow, 17 km-long strip of rugged coastal cliffs. Of deep marine origin, these cliffs date to the Ediacaran Period (580-560 million years ago), representing the oldest large fossils on Earth. The main activities that occur at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve are scientific research, interpretive tours, wildlife watching, nature photography, berry picking and (from November to February) sea duck hunting.