Explore Gros Morne

Events Calendar

Looking for something to do during your visit?  Discover the many enjoyable activities, festivals and experiences happening throughout Gros Morne in the calendar below.

Newfoundland & Labrador is the easternmost province in Canada and home to Gros Morne National Park, which is situated on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland.

The best way to get to the Island, and Gros Morne, is by using flights or ferries.

Gros Morne National Park, located in the western portion of Newfoundland, is the second largest park in Atlantic Canada and is home to 7 communities, roughly located over a 2-hour drive from the southern end to the north. 

There are a number of ways to travel around Gros Morne, including Car Rentals, Buses and Taxies, Bikes, and water taxi.

Gros Morne has numerous places to stay between the South, Central, and Northern regions of the Park, from B & B’s, Hotels, Inns, Cottages, Hostels, RV Parks and Parks Canada Campsites.

Leave yourself enough time to explore all the sights and sounds, there is truly something for everyone. 

From the North Atlantic to the Long Range Mountains, sea to sky, there are numerous experiences to relish, festivals to enjoy, Parks Canada sites to enlighten, and towns to entertain.

Find out more on the best sights and sounds of Gros Morne.  

Gros Morne is all about local eats! Numerous locally-owned family restaurants serve local produce, fresh seafood, and their brand of hospitality. 

From Newfoundland fare to a greasy spoon, or a fine dining experience, there’s something for you to enjoy  

Gros Morne National Park is home to 7 communities roughly located in the southern, central and northern portions of the Park. Each area has its own colorful history, activities and story to tell, and all are worth taking the time to get to know.

It takes about 2 hours to drive from the South Side community of Trout River Pond, to the furthest North community of Cow Head. 

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The Northern portion of the park is home to the communities of Cow Head, St. Paul’s and Sally’s Cove, and features stunning sandy beaches, the breathtaking Western Brook Pond (a must-see attraction), and several Parks Canada hiking trails interpretive site, and campgrounds.


Rocky Harbour, the largest town in the region, serves as the “gateway” to Gros Morne and offers a wealth of amenities and activities for visitors. Norris Point, a picturesque town nestled on the shores of Bonne Bay, boasts a host of outdoor activities on the water and in the surrounding community trails.


The south side communities of Trout River Pond, Woody Point, and Glenburine-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook can be accessed via route 431 and offer four seasons of fun, from exploring the unique “Tablelands” to enjoying the many Parks Canada hiking trails, campgrounds and interpretive sites.

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Writers at Woody Point

May – Last two weekends 

A 10 day festival held to kick off the busy tourism season in Gros Morne, encompasses an array or arts, cultural and heritage events, including music, readings, crafts, walks and dinners. Pictureque town of Norris Point, surrounded by Gros Morne National Park. 

August – Middle of August

The annual Writers at Woody Point festival provides readings, musical performances, and other artists events the third week in August. 

The festival has grown offering events most of the year at the hertigage theatre in Woody Point including Comedy Festival, and a fall Festival in October. 

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Fall Festival

End of May – End of September

Based in Cow Head, is the Festival is a major Canadian Theathre features high-quality professional theatre based on the stories about or from Newfoundland and Labrador, speaking to the place in which we live.  6 to 8 plays

End of Septmeber

Gros Morne Fall Festival is a celebration of crafts, music , food and culture, which takes place in the picturesque town of Cow Head in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. 

Built on the highly successful craftfair, the fall fest brings to life the traditions of the region, warm welcome, at the tail end of the annual tourist season. 

Gros Morne In-Depth

A deeper dive into the Gros Morne area; from Job postings, Travel Itineraries & Stores, and helpful blog posts on hiking to listening to the local radio station – VOBB (Voice of Bonne Bay).