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.
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.
Gros Morne National Park and the surrounding communities host numerous festivals and events throughout the spring, summer and fall, from those for the more active to those who appreciate comedy, music, and theatre. Check out the calendar of events at the top of the page as there are activities on going throughout the summer. Find more information on the shows below or at Creative Gros Morne Website
Music and Culture Festival & Events
Trails Tales and Tunes – Last two weeks of May. Located in Town of Norris Point
Writers At Woody Point – August 15-20th.
Other events including Comedy Festival in early July, and Fall Festival in early October. Located in Woody Point.
Theatre Newfoundland & Labrador – Shows June to September. Located in Cow Head
Fall Festival – Second last weekend in September. Located in Cow Head.
Active Festivals & Events
Paddle Festival – Last weekend in June. Based in Town of Norris Point
Hiking Festival – Beginning of September. Based in Town of GBS
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).
Gros Morne Mountain
Gros Morne is the second highest peak on the island of Newfoundland, and one of the most popular hikes. Often capped with clouds, or clothed in fog or snow, the mountain’s mystery is reflected in its name: Gros Morne… big lone mountain.
In the heart of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, lies an otherworldly landscape that defies expectations and reveals a glimpse into the Earth’s ancient past. The Tablelands, a geological wonder only seen a few places on the planet, showcases a rare phenomenon where a portion of the Earth’s mantle has been thrust up through the crust.
Western Brook Pond
Nestled within the stunning landscapes of Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland lies a natural wonder that captivates the hearts of all who visit. Western Brook Pond, a breathtaking fjord, stands as one of the must-see attractions.