Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre - Historic Places Days

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre

Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, NL, Canada
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Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-8pm

Manuels River Interpretation Centre houses the Riccardo Levi-Setti fossil collection, a remarkable display of early Cambrian fossils found along the banks of the beautiful Manuels River. Join us to hear the story of Dr. Levi-Setti, a Holocaust survivor and accomplished physicist who made the Manuels River trilobites famous. Guided tours of the exhibits and the trails are available during opening hours to learn about the fascinating geological history and the stories of people over many generations who have lived, worked and played on the river, and made incredible discoveries in the rocks!


Dogs are welcome to walk our trails on leash, but are not permitted in the Interpretation Centre.

Our building is wheelchair accessible. Many of our trails can be accessed using the GRIT Freedom all-terrain wheelchair which is free to use.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

People first began to collect and catalogue the trilobites of Manuels River in the 1800s.

Many families used to live in farms along the river. We can still see evidence of their activities today including apple trees growing among the firs.

The rocks in our river valley are more than 500 million years old. Our guides can show you the different kinds of rocks and recount the stories of how they were created.


7 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, NL, Canada
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