Seasons of Travel
The question is not: will you go to Gros Morne, Newfoundland? But rather, when will you go? You can experience the park in all its glory throughout the 4 seasons; Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring. The Park is undeniably a hiker’s paradise, but the area offers much more than simply hiking, whatever season you choose
A diverse landscape and a unique open-air geological showcase, Gros Morne brings to life the planet’s history and that of Newfoundland’s rural culture. Cruise a cliff-lined freshwater fjord, stroll across 500 million years of the earth’s past in an hour, visit one of the seven colourful coastal villages, and hike a rare exposed piece of the Earth’s mantle. Explore on your own for a day or longer, or join guided activities including interpretive walks and boat trips.
Top Things to do During the Summer
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.
The scenery is breathtaking, the snow is awe-inspiring, and the activities are truly spectacular; the winter in Gros Morne opens a whole new park to visitors. With activities ranging from snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, and for the more adventurous backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, there is something for everyone! And when a good nor’easter storm rolls in, it’s time to sit back, revel in its power and enjoy the show. There are numerous accommodations, along with Parks Canada Camping in Green Point, or two backcountry huts.
If you are planning a vacation as a trip to Western Newfoundland, don’t forget to check out the largest ski hill in Atlantic Canada, Marble Mountain. For additional Winter activites, and information on Western Newfoundland visit – Winter in Western NL
Spring in Gros Morne, the ill-defined season, punctuated by the odd snowfall, longer days, and brighter smiles; the landscape transforms from the wintery frozen white, filling the rivers, waterfalls, and “ponds”, on its way to hues of greens, granite greys, and the Tablelands rusty orange.
Take in Norris Points Trails, Tales, and Tunes (last two weeks of May), or simply watch the Minke Whales play in Bonne Bay. The Park is also ideally located for a visit, if your headed North chasing Icebergs on the Northern Peninsula in St. Anthony (~4 hour drive).