3 Days to Explore Gros Morne
Photo Dru Kenney Photography
Getting to Newfoundland is always the first step in getting to Gros Morne:
- Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) – Direct Flights from Halifax and Toronto
- Marine Atlantic – North Sydney (Nova Scotia) to Port Aux Basque
Proper Clothing and Equipment
To really enjoy this active itinerary make sure you come prepared with proper clothing, and a pair of cross-country skis, and or snowshoes.
Tuckamore Ski and Snowshoe Club offer snowshoe rentals out of town of Norris Point
After a scenic hour drive from Deer Lake you arrive at the foot of the Tablelands, one of the premier attractions in Gros Morne, near the town of Woody Point. You can enjoy a short snowshoe or classic ski into the wonderous Winter House Gorge (5km return) and immerse yourself in the Martian-like landscape.
Need a Guide?
Both companies offer winter experiences in and around the south side of the park, from snowmobiling to snowshoe tours.
Cross Country Skiing
Gros Morne National Park offers both groomed (10km) and lit (2km) ski trails at the VRC located near Rocky Harbour & Norris Point (under construction for 2 years, however parking lot and ski trails are still open) where you can enjoy a classic or skate ski day or night.
There are a few trails, packed periodically for classic or snowshoeing, throughout Gros Morne National Park which includes; Wigwam Pond, Shallow Bay, Trout River Pond, and Bakers Brook.
See below for maps or check-out Gros Morne Parks Canada Website for more information.
Western Brook Pond
After a scenic 30 minutes north of the town of Rocky Harbour along the coast, you reach the start of your journey into the world-famous Western Brook Pond. Get bundle up and put your snowshoes or cross-country skis on and enjoy the 3km journey (6km return) into the head of the pond, and be prepared for the jaw-dropping views.
If you’re still ready for another adventure, why not take in the sunset from Parks Canada Lobster Cove Head facility. While closed in the winter, a series of short trails through the tuckamore forest is punctuated with amazing views of the North Atlantic.