Welcome to the "Moose Capital of the World"
The Northern Peninsula
of Newfoundland and Labrador is Internationally recognized-due to
the high density of moose in the area, and Roddickton-Bide Arm is
know as the "Moose Capital of the World" with a moose population of
six animals per square kilometer.
It is not uncommon to see moose on lawns, in back yards, or along
the streets at anytime of day or night. In addition to the moose,
this area is also home to a healthy population of caribou and black
The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm has a new Natural Heritage and
Resource Centre known as the Green Moose Interpretation Centre. The
centre provides a focal point for tourist attractions on the Canada
Bay side of the Great Northern Peninsula, it highlights the areas
unique culture, natural heritage and wildlife in the region such as
the abundant moose population in the area. The Centre displays a
life-sized moose and the 16-point rack is probably the feature that
gives the moose display its greatest stature, or you can listen to
different moose calls.
There are other interpretive panels that display local history of
the Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm in the industries of fishing, and
logging or you can set down and watch a DVD displaying the local
Sometime in the near future there will be a gift shop in the
Heritage Centre that will display local crafts, so if you are in the
area come and learn about the history of our town or take a walk on
the Heritage Walking Trail that is located behind the Heritage
Centre. Make sure you wear proper foot wear when walking trails.