Guided tour

Manuels River: Guided Fossil Hike & Optional Meal

Manuels River: Guided Fossil Hike & Optional Meal

From US$ 12.13 per person

Travel back through time and discover over 500 million years of history on a 1.5-hour guided fossil hike. Enjoy included admission to the Manuels River Interpretation Center and its exhibits. Have the option to add on a meal at the delightful onsite cafe.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Explore 650 million years of geological history on an easy guided hike
  • Learn about the historical and scientific importance of Manuels River
  • Discover the exhibits in the state-of-the-art Interpretation Center
  • Upgrade to include a delicious fresh home-cooked meal
  • Sit around the campfire with the Thursday evening fossil, food, and fire upgrade
Full description
There's no other place in the world like Manuels River, an easy 20-minute drive from downtown St. John's. Travel back through time and explore over 650 million years of history on a 1.5-hour guided fossil hike with included access to Manuels River Interpretation Center and exhibits. Join a knowledgeable interpreter on a journey into the past, to a time where ancient creatures roamed the oceans. You’ll head downstream, starting off at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Then, after a picturesque stroll through woods, come face to face with the fossilized remains of the trilobites, brachiopods, and other animals that called Manuels River home over half a billion years ago. If you opt to include lunch, you have two options. You can hike first at 10:30 AM. Then, after your fossil hike, enjoy a fresh home-cooked lunch and explore the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre exhibits at your leisure. Alternatively, arrive at 12:30 PM to enjoy lunch and explore the exhibits before your fossil hike. On Thursday evenings, opt for a guided fossil site visit, dinner, and an evening around the campfire. Set off on a 4 PM hike, explore the exhibits, then eat supper around 6 PM. Sit with marshmallows around the community campfire at 7 PM for a relaxed singalong.
  • Admission to Manuels River Interpretation Center
  • Access to the exhibits and hiking trails
  • 1.5-hour guided fossil hike
  • Live commentary in English
  • Fresh home-cooked meal, if option selected
  • Local taxes
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking onsite
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada. Check-in and show your GetYourGuide voucher at the admissions desk where you will meet your guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please advise any dietary requirements
  • Allow a minimum of 3 hours for this activity
  • Parts of the trails are wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Consider contributing to the conservation of this unique geological site by making a donation to the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society Inc on the checkout page
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Product ID: 322873