Discover Western Newfoundland

Day Trips & Tours

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Exploring Western Newfoundland offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and outdoor adventures. Our local guides can help you to plan the ideal experience for your friends, family, corporate group, or small travel group (for a fee). Here are some ideas to get you started.

No matter which activities you choose, Western Newfoundland offers an array of experiences that promise to create unforgettable memories. Don’t forget to keep your camera ready to capture the beauty and excitement of your adventure!

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gros Morne National Park

Find yourself on the Tablelands, a Martian-like landscape of flat-topped mountains, rusted orange over the millennia. This is one of the few places on the planet to see the Earth’s Mantle.

Then head to Western Brook Pond Fjord. This iconic land-locked fjord is not-to-be-missed. From the parking lot, walk the well-maintained trail (3km one-way) over wetlands to join BonTours on a 2-hour guided tour of the fjord.

Other scenic and cultural sites, experiences, and communities for Gros Morne day trips include: Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Under the Stump Cultural Tours, Rocky Harbour, Norris Point, Trout River, and Cow Head.

Heading to the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Writers in Woody Point, Gros Morne Summer Music, Trails Tales & Tunes, Gros Morne Fall Fest, Anchors Aweigh, or another festival? Relax, have a drink, and leave the driving to us! We’ll drop you off and pick you up.

We offer transportation to popular hiking trails including Green Gardens, Gros Morne Mountain and more. Hiking the Long Range Traverse or other multi-day hike? Schedule your drop of and pick up times with us.

Step Back In Time

Stephenville & the Port au Port Peninsula

Visit Stephenville, a charming town with a rich history. Take a photo with the F-102 Delta “Dagger” fighter jet — an ode to Stephenville’s ties with the American military during WWII.

From there cross the isthmus into Port au Port West to visit Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Church, a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. Completed in 1925 and standing at 115 feet tall, this wooden church took 11 years to build.

Next, take the French Ancestors’ Route which follows the coastline through charming fishing communities. At Boutte du Cap Park, enjoy delicious homemade bread from a traditional French Bread Oven (available in July and August). Break out your binoculars — from atop the 700-foot cliffs watch whales and seabirds.

Enjoy a mouth-watering homestyle meal at Tea By The Sea in Mainland, one of three French communities along the French Ancestors’ Route. Browse the onsite craft shop and enjoy the salty sea breeze.

Other sites to add to this day trip include: the Regional Museum of Art & History, Secret Cove Brewery, Stephenville Theatre Festival, The Friendly Invasion Festival, and the Lourdes Grotto.

Experience the beauty

The Bay of Islands

Discover Captain Cook’s Trail, a 53km (one-way) road through fishing communities nestled between the salt waters of the Bay of Islands and the epic Blow Me Down Mountains. Snap a photo of the traditional orange Bay of Islands dories, lined up along the beach at Frenchman’s Cove.

Visit the eclectic craft shop, The Roost at York Harbour. Stroll along the beach and through the forest at scenic Bottle Cove, a favourite spot for locals.

The Outer Bay of Islands trail network is a hidden gem and a must for hikers. Hike to the Copper Mine Waterfall, the top of Cape Blow Me Down, beachcomb at Cedar Cove, or take the wooden Governor’s Staircase through a wall of volcanic rock! We’ll drop you off and pick you up so you can hike them all.

Enjoy a genuine Newfoundland experience with a Boil Up, hosted by the Saltbox restaurant on the shores of Benoit’s Cove. The Boil Up is one of Newfoundland’s finest traditions, where locals gather at Fishing Stages and on beaches to enjoy a cook up and warm fire.

Explore the town

The City of Corner Brook

Experience life in Corner Brook like a local! Start the day with a fresh brewed coffee to go, then head to Captain James Cook Heritage Site, just a few minutes from downtown. Sip your coffee while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape.

Throughout the day visit heritage sites such as the beloved Newfie Bullet train, the Corner Brook Museum, and the Corner Brook sign. Hear the stories of Corner Brook, from the burning of Broadway to the treasure of Shellbird Island. Some are true, while others may only be tall tales.

A Taste of Newfoundland

Humber Valley Breweries

Visit four of Western Newfoundland’s tap rooms. Breweries in this region include: Crooked Feeder Brewing Co. (Cormack), Rough Waters Brewing Company (Deer Lake), Bootleg Brew Co. (Corner Brook), and Boomstick Brewing Company (Corner Brook).


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