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Emerald Zone

Emerald Zone

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Enjoy the spectacular harbour view and sunsets while…
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The Emerald Zone is also known as the Great Whale Coast. Every year, an array of whales returns to this region to joyfully play and swim along the jagged shorelines of countless bays, inlets and islands that stretch from Green Bay South to the Baie Verte Peninsula.

You can explore these shorelines by foot along one of the many coastal hiking trails in this region. In King’s Point, the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail boasts some of the best views with its waterfalls, high elevation and boardwalk.

A 50-foot humpback whale skeleton is on display here at the Humpback Whale Pavilion, and a 43-foot sperm whale skeleton can be viewed in Triton. Both pavilions give a visitor the experience of discovering these giants of the sea.

In addition to its famed waters, the Emerald Zone is also rich in geology. Gold, copper, and virginite are just a few of the coveted minerals. Some 1,600 years ago, the Dorset people descended on what is now the Town of Fleur de Lys and quarried the first known commercial mine site in the province. Visitors to the Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site can run their fingers over the same stone outcrop they used to create bowls and seal oil lamps for trade and survival.

While visiting the Emerald Zone, be sure to stop by the Outport Museum and Tea Room in La Scie. Named one of the best places to eat in Canada, this small town museum holds many stories and treasures of the region.