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The boundaries included in the data are graphical representations and are not meant to be used as a legal definition. The official record remains the order published in the Newfoundland Gazette. All users should consult legislative references when exact land descriptions are required.


The protected areas of Newfoundland and Labrador under provincial jurisdiction can be divided into seven types. They are Wilderness Reserves, Ecological Reserves, Provincial Parks, Wildlife Reserves, Wildlife Parks, Special Management Areas, and Public Reserves. These areas fall under one of the following pieces of legislation: Provincial Parks Act, Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act, Wildlife Act and Lands Act. The boundaries for these protected areas are available for download in an ESRI shapefile format below. This file is updated on an as-needed basis. Use of this file is subject to the disclaimer found above and also in the associated metadata. For more detailed information, please review the attribute and metadata information associated with the files, or contact the Parks Division at (709) 637-2040 or email

Zip file - ESRI shapefile format - Provincial Protected Areas NL Zip File

File last updated on: September 9, 2016

Google Earth version - The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador actively participates in the Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS); a national initiative designed to track and report on the status of Canada's protected areas in a consistent, standardized, and authoritative manner. CARTS is managed by the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas and Environment Canada. Environment Canada has created a Google Earth version of CARTS. To view the Google Earth version visit and click on the Maps & Reports - CARTS link.

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