Gros Morne Outdoor
Gros Morne Outdoor focuses on stand-up paddleboard tours, high-quality hiking, and winter experiences. Trips include day and overnight hikes include the iconic Long Range Traverse, and in the winter guided ski tours and snowshoeing adventures. Located in Norris Point, 252 Main Street, stop by for a SUP rental or a guided hike
Wild Gros Morne
Fire, Flavour, Food & Friends - Your dining experience takes place just steps from the shore of Bonne Bay in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where guests gather around a fire as the activities upon Bonne Bay unfold. Some nights the fishing boats come into the cove and guests watch as the nets come aboard heavy with mackerel and herring. Other nights it’s blue fin tuna lively jumping or minke whales gilding by. The camaraderie of friends, both new and old, is enjoyed as you chat and laugh in this wonderful setting – what’s more loved in our province than that! But, the focus of the event is the traditional Newfoundland dishes and the stories behind them – prepared from family recipes and using locally harvested ingredients. After these hearty courses guests are ready to roll home! Throughout the experience a guide provides humorous narrations and stories about their surroundings and meal. This experience truly engages all of the senses in Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Both land and water shuttles are available to this culinary adventure.
Visit the Gros Morne Discovery Centre in Woody Point to uncover the stories of this place with our knowledgeable guides - from geology to plants, marine life to arctic life and people of the past and present. Take a guided walk or join an activity. Watch the park film, pick up a souvenir from the Tuckamore Shoppe, or sit back and marvel at the beauty at your feet.
18 May – 21 June 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
22 June – 3 Sept. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
4 Sept. – 8 Oct. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff at the Discovery Centre help bring the park to life. Explore the animals, plants and world significant geology of Gros Morne. The Discovery Centre is a great place to start your exploration of the south side of the park.
Taste of Gros Morne
Spend an evening exploring the top culinary destinations in Gros Morne National Park. Our food tours are the best way to experience the vibrant culinary scene in the communities of Norris Point, Rocky Harbour and Woody Point. Featuring unique food creations, the chefs offer up fresh local seafood, wild game and foraged “goods from the woods”, paired with carefully selected wine and drinks. We mix all the right ingredients, local food, fun guides and breathtaking scenery. We offer custom picnics.
Wild Gros Morne (Trout River Pond)
Join Wild Gros Morne on an exciting Zodiac boat tour through one of Gros Morne's rarely seen regions, Trout River Pond. Venturing deep into the glacier carved land locked fjord provides a surreal experience of being surrounded on both sides by the towering cliffs of the world-renowned Tablelands and equally impressive North Arm Mountains. Learn about unique geological process that shaped this remarkable area and provided the foundation for Gros Morne’s UNESCO designation.
Wild Gros Morne (Bonne Bay)
Discover the big and beautiful bay like never before with our interactive Zodiac Boat Tour, The Bonne Bay Explorer. Exploring the two connecting fjords that make up the aquatic heart of Gros Morne National Park, we’ll land on shore and visit forgotten coves and resettled communities, discovering the places most visitors never see. Experience the rich history and culture of the area while learning first-hand the about the fascinating sea life that call Bonne Bay home.
Tour Gros Morne
With a passion for sustainable tourism experiences, we combine the best hiking, culture and culinary experiences to curate a variety of tailor-made multi-day vacations and interactive day excursions. Every tour is an interactive, fun way to learn, explore and experience the true essence of Gros Morne National Park. Let us lead the tour of your dreams.
Wild Gros Morne
Wild Gros Morne is a 4-season outdoor adventure company offering small group travel experiences that immerse guests in local culture and foster poster relationships with the environment. Year round, we aspire to thoroughly engage visitors with innovative offerings and dynamic outdoor experiences that ignite a desire to learn more about our people and place. We explore off the beaten path and sustainably showcase those unique, but sometimes hidden areas of Gros Morne National Park. Our experiences are thoughtfully designed and delivered to accommodate and embrace participants of all experience levels, abilities and ages. During the summer our operations include guided hiking and walking tours, Zodiac boat adventures, kayak and paddleboard tours, food tours and culinary adventures. We also operate the Water’s Edge RV Adventure Park and the Bonne Bay Market shop and bakery. During the long Newfoundland winter months we offer guided snowmobile and snowshoe tours and packages, backcountry skiing, winter camping and off grid experiences. From our family to yours, we extend a warm welcome to zip up your life jacket, buckle up your snowshoes and tie up your hiking boots to join us on an unforgettable adventure through Gros Morne National Park.
Vinland Music Camp
Lomond. Experience the province's rich folk traditions for a week in beautiful Gros Morne National Park. Learn traditional music, dance, and storytelling with some of the province's top artists. August.
+1 (709) 670 3377
Trails, Tales and Tunes – A Walking Festival
This annual 10-day celebration offers a fabulous mix of outdoor activities, storytelling, and great music, all set in the stunning landscape of Gros Morne National Park.
Soirees and Times – Anchors Aweigh
A display of Newfoundland culture and humour.
Passing the Time in Trout River
A 10-week set of weekly performances held at the Trout River Interpretation Centre, Tuesdays 8pm, July and August.
+1 (709) 451 5376
Lomond. A celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador folk music, dancing and storytelling. Featuring some of the province's finest performers.
+1 (709) 670 3377
Gros Morne Theatre Festival
A repertory theatre festival of comedy, drama, dinner theatre and evenings of Newfoundland music and recitations.
+1 (709) 639 7238
+1 (877) 243 2899
Gros Morne Summer Music
The Gros Morne Summer Music presents five extradordinary programs encompassing classic, choral, and traditional music from around the world in settings intimate and inteactive.
Gros Morne Fall Fest
Cow Head. A fall festival of traditional craft workshops, demonstrations, music, and culture. Experience the splendour of Gros Morne in October!
+1 (709) 243 2023
Comedy at Woody Point
Woody Point. The best Canadian and Newfoundland comics bring 2 nights of great entertainment to the intimate setting of the Woody Point Heritage Theatre. Details available on our website.
+1 (709) 458 3009
Bonne Bay Annual Regatta
Woody Point. A regatta steeped in tradition with great activities for young and old.
+1 (709) 453 2273
Bang Belly Festival
Trout River. A 3-day schedule of events in August, including food, games, music, and dance, as well as a Bang Belly competition.
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Trout River Interpretation Centre
An information and educational experience! Artifacts and displays offer a glimpse into the unique heritage of Trout River. Features includes a mini theatre, live performances, a 3D geological display and a salt water touch tank.
St. Patrick’s Church
The oldest church in the Bay St. George's Diocese (1875) is newly restored. This impressive wooden structure features a high hand carved ceiling, original furnishings and artifacts.
Molly Made Fibre Studio
At Molly Made's they create a experience for the customer. Offering hands on demonstrations in the art of traditional rug hooking that was passed down from their grandmothers.
+ 1 (709) 453 2538
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse has marked the marine approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance of Bonne Bay since 1897. It is now automated, but the keeper's house is open as a park interpretive exhibit. The exhibit interprets how people have lived along this coast and harvested the sea for more than 4,000 years. Original artifacts, historical documents, and photographs (many donated by local and former residents) help to make the story come alive. The Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse exhibit is open to the public daily 10am to 5:30 pm from mid-May to mid-October.
J. W. Roberts House Information Centre
Water Street, Woody Point. Information centre in a 100-year old house with rooms from that era, offering information on the area and part of the Heritage Walk.
+1 (709) 453 2273
Photographers paradise lookout captures spectacular view of Bonne Bay and Tablelands. Tour 80 year old house and enjoy a mug up and muffins and berries. Local artifacts and crafts. Visitor information.
Jacob A. Crocker House
Traditional fisherman's home built in 1898 by a direct descendant of the first settler of the town. Designated a Registered Heritage Structure on March 27, 2003 by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Howell’s Farm and Market
East Link Road, Norris Point. A small farm with an on-site market. Come see our petting farm as well as our produce gardens.
+1 (709) 660 2455
Gros Morne Wildlife Museum
Full size moose, polar bears, puffins and other Newfoundland animals, also visit our spacious and unique pine gift shop.
+1 (709) 458 3396
Gros Morne Golf Course
St. Paul's. Eighteen hole, par 72, golf course with the Long Range Mountains as the back drop. Enjoy a game of golf while experiencing the scenic beauty of Gros Morne National Park. Expect to see wildlife.
+1 (709) 243 2686
The Glass Station
Rocky Harbour. Original custom designs in leaded glass panels and fused glass art, as well as fine art and crafts made locally across the island. Sign up for a fused glass workshop!
+1 (709) 640 6165
Gallery with local art on display and for sale. Also a place to meet, relax enjoy wine and the breathtaking view from the deck right on the water.
+1 (709) 638 2409
Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum & Craft Shop
The artifacts depict the rich cultural heritage through theme exhibits of this small outport community. A variety of handicrafts are available at craft shop.
Cow Head Lighthouse
Located in the enclave of Gros Morne Park, on the scenic Cow Head Summerside Trail.
+1 (709) 243 2446
Broom Point in Gros Morne National Park juts raggedly into the Gulf of St. Lawrence like a worn version of its namesake. The Mudge brothers and their families fished from the site from 1941 until 1975. With the family's generosity, the buildings have been restored. Interpretation at Broom Point today focuses on the Mudge family fishing operation as it was during the 1960s. Interpreters from the local area tell the story of the site. Talking to them provides the opportunity to learn about the fishery of the past, the present and the future. The premises are open daily 10am to 5:30 pm from mid-May to mid-October. Guided tours every hour beginning at 10:30 am.
Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum
Located in the Julia Ann Walsh Heritage Centre in Norris Point. Interpretive displays throughout the building. See original artifacts in the museum room. Stories of doctors, nurses, patients, and communities.
+1 (709) 458 3072
Western Brook Pond
This interpretive trail leads to the Western Brook Pond - a long, narrow land-locked fjord carved by glaciers during the Ice Age. Its shores are sheer cliffs that reach a height of 650 metres, and plunge 165 metres into the water. The cliffs are granite, gneiss and schist - the Precambrian rock that makes up the backbone of the Long Range Mountains and some of the oldest rock on the Island of Newfoundland. The views to the pond are spectacular and definitely worth the hike, even if you are not able to take the boat tour. The trail crosses coastal bogs and low, forested limestone ridges over gentle terrain and boardwalks.
Tablelands: Walk Upon the Earth’s Mantle
Experience a geologist's dream! Learn about plate collisions, ice age features, and plant life in a seemingly barren landscape. Meet at the Tablelands trail parking lot, 4 km west of Woody Point on route 431. (2 1/2 hrs, 4 km return). Check with park staff for the schedule.
Gros Morne Discovery Centre
To look closer into the forces of nature that have shaped the land and the people on this World Heritage coast, be sure to visit the Discovery Centre. Learn more about our geology, plant and animal life, marine story and human history. Explore the vast diversity and richness of our cultural and natural heritage. The Discovery Centre is situated on the south side of Bonne Bay, one hour from Deer Lake Airport and the Trans Canada Highway. Plan to spend a couple of hours.
Green Point was recently declared a global reference point for geological time and is part of a world-famous sequence of layered rocks along the coast of Gros Morne National Park. For the guided walk, the Meet beside route 430 just north of Green Point campground. (1 1/2 hrs, 1 km return). Time of the walk is dependent upon the tide. Check with park staff for the schedule.
Bonne Bay Marine Station
Discover the amazing sea life of Bonne Bay. Take an interactive tour of our aquarium and touch tank, or a 'Discovery Tour' of Bonne Bay. Learn about our latest research.
+1 (709) 458 2550
Woody Point Community Trail
3.2 km, 1 - 1.5 hrs. This scenic trail links the Gros Morne Discovery Centre with the community of Woody Point. It traverses boreal forest and bog, and offers wonderful views of Bonne Bay and the Tablelands. The trail can be picked up at the Discovery Centre or behind the school in Woody Point. Part of the trail follows a gravel road, and re-enters the woods near the cemetery.
Western Brook Pond Trail
3 km one-way, 0.5 - 1 hour. This trail leads to the Western Brook Pond boat tour, and has a side loop near the pond. The views to the pond are spectacular and definitely worth the hike, even if you are not able to take the boat tour. The trail crosses coastal bogs and low, forested limestone ridges over gentle terrain and boardwalks.
Trout River Pond Trail
14 km return, 4-5 hours. The trail begins in the Trout River day-use area. A boat tour is also offered from this location. The trail follows the north shore of Trout River Small Pond. First half is through shaded boreal forest, but then the vegetation dwindles to larch scrub and serpentine barrens. Arctic-alpine plants grow here, in the midst of patterned ground, erosion fans, and calcium springs. This trail provides magnificent views of the Narrows where two ponds meet, and of the glacial-carved valley of Trout River Big Pond.
Trout River Boardwalk
1 km, 30 minutes. The boardwalk follows the beach in the fishing village of Trout River. It provides an opportunity for a leisurely stroll alongside wooden fishing stores, houses and shops, with beautiful views of the rocky bay and sandy beach. Along the boardwalk, visit the fishing museum and interpretation centre and the turn-of-the-century Jacob Crocker house. At the fish plant and dock, watch as fishermen unload catches of cod, flounder, herring, crab and other species harvested from the sea. Look to the terrace at the southern end of the community to see the Old Man, a 10-metre-high raised sea stack carved by waves 10,000 years ago. There are two parking areas and two picnic areas along the boardwalk.
4 km return, 2 hrs. 4 km west of Discovery Centre in Woody Point on route 431. Geology here marks a time when the continents of Africa and North America collided, pushing these rocks, originally beneath the ocean, to their present position on land. The trail follows an old road from the parking lot to the entrance of Winterhouse Brook Canyon. Please stay on the trail as much as possible to avoid walking on the tiny rare plants that grow on this alien landscape.
Stuckless Pond Trail
9.5 km return, 3 - 4 hrs. A boardwalk carries the first part of this trail across a fen containing several species of orchids. A suspension bridge crosses the Lomond River, and the trail then heads uphill to Stuckless Pond. The trail circles the pond set between prominent hills, where signs of past logging operations persist.
Lomond, 4 km return, 2 hrs. This trail begins at the day-use area playground in Lomond campground. The trail climbs over a ridge and down to a cove at Stanleyville. Stanleyville was a small community that was active in the early 1900s. Although, abandoned for 80 years, garden plants still grow at Stanleyville. The trail follows the old road through a second-growth forest and past a present-day domestic cutting area.
St. Paul’s Community Trail
This trail traverses several salt marshes that are frequented by a variety of shorebirds. Take the gravel turn off at the Anglican and Roman Catholic cemeteries just south of the community. The trailheads are just north and just south of the cemeteries; see signs posted there. The trail can also be accessed at the ballpark in the community.
Southeast Brook Falls
1 km return, 30 min.
Snug Harbour Trail
Western Brook Pond, 8 km one way, 2.5 hours. This trail is a spur off Western Brook Pond trail, and leads to a campsite at the foot of the Long Range Mountains. Expect muddy conditions. The seasonal bridge across Western Brook near the outlet of the pond is usually in place from mid-June to mid-October, water level permitting.
Rocky Hills Trail
Rocky Harbour, 1 km, 20 min. The trailhead and parking area are located in Rocky Harbour on the road leading to Lobster Cove Head. The trail leads through boreal forest to a viewing platform, affording a beautiful view of Rocky Harbour and Gros Morne Mountain.
Old Mail Road Trail
Shallow Bay, 2km one-way, 1 hour. This trail starts at the Shallow Bay day-use area and follows the old winter mail road along the edge of the campground, and north to the Slants River. The mail road parallels the shoreline in the shelter of dense coastal forest. For a short loop, you can cross the dunes on the boardwalk at the campground and then return along the beach.
Mattie Mitchell Trail
0.5 km loop, 0.25 hr. Mattie Mitchell was a well-known Mi'kmaq guide who has been recognized as a person of national historic significance. This short interpretive trail tells the story of Mattie Mitchell and the Mi'kmaq in Newfoundland. Mattie Mitchell was a renowned Mi'kmaq hunter, guide and prospector. He made an exceptional contribution to the exploration and mapping of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland and to the development of the emerging Newfoundland economy of forestry and mining in the 20th century.
Woody Point, 5 km return, 2.5 hrs. The trailhead starts in the Discovery Centre parking lot located in Woody Point on route 431. This trail rises steeply up the forested hillside to the wet meadow and barrens of the plateau. The boardwalk leads to the summit of Partridgeberry Hill and has the best panoramic view in the park.
Lomond River Trail
6 km one-way, 2 hours. Located 16km from Wiltondale, west on route 431. The start of this trail begins in the parking lot of Stuckless Pond. The trail leads a walk through forest and fen, with spur trails that lead to the Lomond River.
Lobster Cove Head
2 km loop, 0.5 hour. A network of short paths leads along coastal cliffs and down to the shoreline. The rocky beach with its tidal pools is excellent for exploring at low tide. The light keeper's house is open to visitors from mid May to mid October and contains an exhibit about the history of the area.
James W. Humber Trail
Norris Point, 2.4 km, 1 - 1.5 hrs. The trail leaves from the Norris Point lookout behind the Jenniex House, a restored heritage house that offers a tea room and interpretive displays during the summer months. The panoramic view of Bonne Bay and the Tablelands and are amongst the most spectacular in the Gros Morne area. The trail descends through coastal boreal forest to a picnic area in Wild Cove on the rocky shores of Bonne Bay. Sections of the trail are steep and hikers should expect a strenuous climb back to the parking lot.
Gros Morne Mountain (James Callaghan) Trail
16 km return. The trail will take you to the highest point in Gros Morne National Park (806m) and a harsh, yet beautiful arctic-alpine environment. The view from the top is renowned, as is the exhausting climb up the gully. It is very important to be well prepared before undertaking this hike - it is one of the longest and most gruelling in the park, and covers steep and rough terrain. You will need sturdy footwear, extra clothing, food and water. Do not attempt this hike in bad weather. Check at the Visitor Centre for the weather forecast and more detailed information about the trail and its hazards. The mountain portion is closed from May 1 to June 30 to protect wildlife during critical weeks of growth and reproduction. Dogs are not permitted on the mountain.
Green Point (Coastal) Trail
3 km one way, 0.5-1 hour. You can start this trail from the Green Point campground or from a small parking area north of the Baker's Brook bridge. This trail follows the old winter mail road along the coast between Baker's Brook and Green Point. The long cobble beach, small ponds, and coastal tuckamore provide a pleasant variety of habitats.
Green Gardens – Short Hike
9 km return, 3 - 4 hrs. The Green Gardens coast is a wonderful array of sea stacks, coves, and beaches topped off with lush cliff-top meadows. There are two trailheads for the Green Gardens Trail. The short hike starts at the Long Pond trailhead, which is closest to Trout River. The beginning section of the trail heads off across a barren landscape of frost-cracked orange-brown peridotite boulders. The trail rises to a viewpoint and the rock-type changes. Hikers should turn left at the junction, where the trail then descends through forest to the coast. The Long Pond route ends in a staircase leading down to a beach beside a cliff of pillow lava. Stay on the trail. Avoid walking close to the cliff edges at the coast as some parts are undercut. Return by the same route. It will be uphill most of the way and is steep in places.
Eastern Head (Trout River)
Cow Head Lighthouse Trail
Cow Head, 3.3 km for main loop, 40 min. Cross the natural causeway from the town of Cow Head and follow signs to pick up the trailhead. The main trail, Lighthouse Path, passes through fields and boreal forest to an old lighthouse that sits on the northwestern flank of Big Hill. Along the trail there are several spur paths that descend to the rocky shoreline of the Cow Head peninsula. The longest of these spurs, Point of Head Path, follows a ridge covered in dense tuckamore out to the windswept headlands of the peninsula. After returning to the Lighthouse Path, it is a short distance to the lighthouse. The path then continues up and over Big Hill, with a spectacular view from a lookout platform, and winds back down the hill to the trailhead.
Burnt Hill Trail
Norris Point, 2 km, 1 – 1.5 hrs. Follow the main road through Norris Point to the trailhead near the community wharf. The hill got its name in 1898 when a pitch pot being used by a fisherman to repair his boat overturned, setting the hill on fire. The forest has since regrown, and the hill is now thickly wooded. The trail ascends quickly to the crest of the hill via a series of wooden stairs and offers a good workout. From the main trail and its side loops there are several lookouts offering breathtaking views of Bonne Bay, the Tablelands, Shag Cliff, Norris Point and Neddies Harbour. Look for a variety of mushrooms in late summer and fall.
Broom Point Trail
1 km return, 0.5 hour. The trail starts at the Broom Point parking lot and leads through tuckamore forest to the mouth of Western Brook. The gravel road leads to the restored summer fishing premises at Broom Point, and to a small cove, site of a cemetery from the 1800s.
Bottom Brook Trail
Rocky Harbour 1.5 km, 30 minutes. The trail begins at the Post Office in Rocky Harbour and follows the forested edges of Bottom Brook, ending at West Link Road. The walkway opposite the post office is a great place to observe ducks and shorebirds such as greater yellow legs and sanderlings, which feed along the tidal flats. It is also a popular spot to view the scenic harbour, with its fishing boats, lighthouse, and often spectacular sunsets.
Berry Hill Trail
1.5 km return, 1 hour. Located in Berry Hill campground. Berry Hill is a low rock knob that was an island during higher sea-levels just after the last ice age. Rocks polished by waves 10,000 years ago are still visible on its flanks. The climb is steep (stairs and rest benches are provided), but the view from the top is lovely.
Berry Hill Pond Trail
2 km loop, 0.5-1 hour. Located in Berry Hill campground. This trail is fine for an after-dinner stroll, or you can walk it before breakfast when the birds are in song.
Berry Head Pond Trail
2 km loop, 0.5-1 hour. The use of boardwalk on the first portion of this trail allows people with limited mobility to enjoy the pond. This trail encircles the pond, passing through habitats such as forest and bog.
Baker’s Brook Falls Trail
10 km return, 2-3 hours. Located in Berry Hill campground. The falls are the main attraction of this trail, rivalled by a profusion of spring and summer wildflowers in the bog and forest. At the riverside, follow the trail downstream to a viewpoint over wide step-like waterfalls.
Under the Stump Inc.
Located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park and offer a variety of products and services. We aim to provide exciting experiential side by side tours, unique gift items, and event planning.
+1 (709) 458 8198
Out East Adventures
Out East Adventures has partnered with BonTours to be able to provide you with the unforgettable Western Brook Pond Hiking experience.
+1 (877) 458 2373
Homespun Yarns Tours
Guided museum and garden tour. Light lunch with local knitter. Visit with herder and his sheep. Receive a theatre ticket and backstage pass to meet the actors. Accommodations, hike add-ons available.
+1 (877) 243 2899
Gros Morne Adventures
Guided hiking, backpacking, and sea kayaking tours. Sea kayak rentals available.
+1 (709) 458 2722
+1 (800) 685 4624
BonTours (Western Brook Pond)
Western Brook Pond fjord provides a dramatic setting for a boat tour. The boat tour can be reached via Route 430, 27 kilometres north of Rocky Harbour. From the parking lot it's a pleasant 45 minute walk (3 km) to the dock.
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BonTours (Bonne Bay)
Take a cruise on scenic Bonne Bay from Norris Point. Bonne Bay is actually two connected fjords. Each trip offers something different, so step aboard and join the skipper and crew of the M.V. BonTours on an adventure to experience the highlights and gain an insight into the unique features of beautiful Bonne Bay.
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