Fisheries and Land Resources


The main activity that occurs in the reserve is hiking to see the fossils-by scientists and the public. The fossils can be accessed by following the trails that leave the lighthouse parking lot. An entry permit is not required.

Tours to Fortune Head Ecological Reserve are offered by the Fortune Head Geology Centre External Link Icon. The Fortune Head Geology Centre, run by the Fortune Head Eco. Friends Inc., also operates an interpretation centre in the community of Fortune.

During the summer, whales can be spotted from the cliffs and beach. Berry picking also occurs in season (partridgeberries, crowberries and blueberries).


Visitors making the trip are advised to:

  • Dress for open-country hiking-there is a high probability you will encounter cool wind and fog
  • Exercise caution near and on the coastal rocks-they can be slippery
  • Read and abide by the Rules & Regulations before visiting

Hunting, fishing, and trapping are all prohibited in the reserve.

For more information and research guidelines, see Science & Research.


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