Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is located at 7 Conception Bay Highway in Conception Bay South (CBS), on the island of Newfoundland, in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada on one of the oldest and most picturesque river valleys in eastern Newfoundland.

We are only a 15-20 minute drive from downtown St. John’s! We are open 7 days a week, year round, and feature natural history, geology, and fossil exhibits, a Coffee Matters café, gift shop, a theatre with daily showings, and public programs. Hiking trails follow the Manuels River valley for over 6 kilometers and pass our trilobite fossil sites.

The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre also houses the regional Visitor Information Centre for Conception Bay South. Here you can learn more about the other attractions in the area and across the province.


Hours of Operation

Exhibits & Theatre

Monday to Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm

Gift Shop & Front Desk

Monday to Sunday: 9:30am to 5pm

Manuels River ‘Coffee Matters’ Cafe and Restaurant

Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm

Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm


Parking is free and available to those who wish to visit Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre or walk the trails. Parking is at the Interpretation Centre or across the street next to the Irving Gas Station (at 12 Conception Bay Highway). Parking can be very limited during our busy days (especially Fridays and Saturdays) and we encourage you to walk, bike, or carpool whenever possible!



Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is accessible for persons with physical and/or sensory disabilities (see the town of Conception Bay South building regulations) and an elevator goes from the main level to the exhibit level.

(Disponible en français)

stantec-building front photo credit