Western Region

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Summer Festivals in Western

Summer Festivals in Western

Music, theatre, culture, and more: there’s an amazing variety of festivals on Newfoundland’s West Coast.

Visit GrosMorne.com for the Latest Events in Gros Morne

Visit GrosMorne.com for the Latest Events in Gros Morne

This hour-by-hour listing of events covers everything going on in the park and surrounding areas.

Tea House Hill Trail

Tea House Hill Trail

Walk in Dr. Grenfell’s shoes to a view that soothes the soul.

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Discover for yourself why this is the longest-running summer theatre festival in the province

About the Western Region

The western region is a great sliver of land on Newfoundland's island, stretching 750 kilometres from Channel-Port aux Basques on the southwest corner, to the Viking site of L'Anse aux Meadows at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. With ancient mountains, fjords, icebergs , whales thousands of miles of coastline and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this wild and rugged region sports abundant breathing room and diverse natural heritage. It's also home to the International Appalachian Trail, which extends from Mount Katahdin, Maine, through Eastern Canada and stretches fully across the western region of Newfoundland Labrador, before extending into Europe.

The land found here has a unique geological history dating back 1.25 billion years, not to mention a human history spanning 4,500 years, which is still being researched and discovered today. You'll find Gros Morne National Park here, a UNESCO World Heritage Site stretching across 1,805 square kilometres, encompassing the towering Long Range Mountains and the unique Tablelands. The park offers more than 100 kilometres of hiking trails, many passing through fascinating rock formations thrown up from the earth's core due to tectonic upheaval.

Stumble across the first European settlement of the new world at L'Anse aux Meadows. This Viking village, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, features a reconstructed complex of sod huts that offers a glimpse into the life of Nordic visitors a thousand years ago.

A journey heading south will take you to the City of Corner Brook on the west coast, a sizeable hub of activity just five minutes away from the world-class ski resort, Marble Mountain. At Marble, you'll find yourself standing at the base of a 1,700-foot vertical drop that receives an average 16 feet of annual, natural snowfall. As well as offering skiing and snowboarding, there are 1,250 km of trails for snowmobiling in the winter.

Here in the wild west of the far east of North America, you'll find scenery to take your breath away. It's a place of mountains, a place of conservation areas like the Codroy Valley International Wetlands, where you can watch wildlife like moose, caribou and migratory birds. It's a place where you can plan boat trips, go kayaking, hiking and even visit secluded sandy beaches. It's also full of culture, so be sure to make time for some high–level theatre, music and art along the way.

Starting at $309 Per Couple
Enjoy our most popular summer package with a breathtaking, bird's eye view of the scenic Humber Valley as you zip across Steady Brook Falls with Marble Zip Tours!

Package includes:

- Passes to the Marble Zip Tour of your choice

- One night in a Studio room at the Marble Villa.

Family/Group of 4 from $532

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Marble Mountain Resort

Starting at $229 Per Couple
Enjoy the beauty of Gros Morne in Fall with our Gros Morne Fall Getaway package. Enjoy the spectaular fall colours. Relax in one of our comfortable guest rooms for 2 nights. Enjoy breakfast each morning in our family restaurant. Depart with 2 free gifts.
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Shallow Bay Motel

Starting at $5000 USD
30 years’ experience. Magnificent trophy woodland caribou. Many trophy antlers have been harvested at our remote fly-in hunting camps located in one of the best caribou hunting areas in Newfoundland. Contact Eric or Ida for more information.

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Patey & Sons Ltd.

Starting at $5000 USD
Book an exciting six-day hunt at our fly-in lodge. Our experienced guides will put you on the animal you are looking for. Spruce Pond is five miles long and offers a multitude of excellent hunting areas. Our lodge is spacious and comfortable and we offer home-cooked meals. Book today as slots are limited!
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Spruce Pond Hunting

Starting at $4800 USD
Our experienced, friendly guides will help you get the shot you’ve been dreaming of. It’s the thrill of the hunt, high success rates, and our winning hospitality that keep hunters returning year after year. Contact Ray for more information.
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Newfound Outfitting Ltd.

Starting at $116.99 Per Couple
“History Lives Here”

Embrace the history of the lighthouse keeper with a visit to the beautiful lighthouses on the southwest coast. To experience a step back in time, take advantage of this great lighthouse package which includes one night in a standard guest room at St. Christopher's Hotel, hot breakfast for two, and a voucher for an interpretive tour of Rose Blanche Lighthouse, the only known granite lighthouse in Atlantic Canada.

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St. Christopher's Hotel

Starting at $50 Per Person
Whale sightings are just a bonus with True North. While you gaze upon the rugged pristine scenery and scan the ocean, there's lots to do. Our provincially acclaimed singer/songwriter/culturalist will entertain with live music and stories about the rich history and culture of this special island. We start with all that and a snack but you might want to inquire about ocean fishing or a lobster dinner at sea, or even both. Only caution is that in all the excitement you may miss the whales!!
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True North Charters and Tours Inc.

Starting at $7500 USD
With high annual success rates we offer intense days and soft nights with professional guides that strategically plan hunting areas tailored to fit the physical ability of the individual hunter. Our Professional chef caters to your hunters hunger and dietary needs. With private entrances to your own personal accommodations with hot showers in our charming locally wood constructed lodge you will experience camaraderie and privacy depending on your mood.
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Mayflower Outfitters Lodge

Starting at $1019 Per Person
Multi-region
Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay, along with many other natural jewels in Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

Your self-drive adventure includes expert travel advice, 7 nights’ accommodation, 7-day mid-size car rental with unlimited kilometres, 2-day Gros Morne park pass, whale-watching boat tour, and admission to L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay National Historic Site.

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Maxxim Vacations

Starting at $1750 Per Couple
Gros Morne is Eastern Canada’s second largest national park and has proudly achieved UNESCO World Heritage site designation. The birthplace of the theory of plate tectonics, Gros Morne National Park is rich in history, unique geology, and undeniable beauty. Enjoy a four day exploration package spent hiking, boating and soaking in the rich Newfoundland culture. Each package is specially designed to exceed your expectations. Tell us your activity level and we will take care of the rest!
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Marble Inn Resort

Starting at $489 Per Couple
The pinnacle of our summer packages; perfect for the whole family or group of friends! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in western Newfoundland with activities that will have your heart racing from Marble Zip Tours. Finish your days slope side with a relaxing stay at scenic Marble Villa.

Includes:

- Two nights' accommodation in a Studio room at the Marble Villa

- Passes to the Marble Zip Tour of your choice

- Access to Marble Zip Tour's Spider Challenge

Family/Group of 4 from $815

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Marble Mountain Resort

Starting at $3400 USD
With high annual success rates we offer intense days and soft nights with professional guides utilizing daily baited stands that are highly monitored for trophy bears. Hunts offer both baited ground and tree stands. With private entrances to your own personal accommodations with hot showers you will experience camaraderie and privacy depending on your mood. Trophy Bear hunts can be a combination package with Atlantic Salmon or Trout fishing.
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Mayflower Outfitters Lodge

Starting at $6500 USD
Welcome to our neck of the woods! Fly by helicopter to our first class lodges where our friendly, skilled guides will spare no effort to ensure that you have the hunting experience of a lifetime. Come hunt with us in a land of breath-taking landscapes that’s home to the highest density of moose in the world. Call or email us for more information.
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Arluk Outfitters Ltd.

Starting at $5000 USD
30 years’ experience. Remote wilderness moose hunts on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. 11 remote camps serviced daily (each camp serving a maximum of 4 guests per camp per week). Contact Eric or Ida for more information.

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Patey & Sons Ltd.

Starting at $5400 USD
With high annual success rates we offer intense days and soft nights with professional guides that strategically plan hunting areas tailored to fit the physical ability of the individual hunter. Our Professional chef caters to your hunters hunger and dietary needs. With private entrances to your own personal accommodations with hot showers in our charming locally wood constructed lodge you will experience camaraderie and privacy depending on your mood.
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Mayflower Outfitters Lodge

Starting at $8650 USD
Hunt Newfoundland's premier destination for Trophy Moose. Our helicopter accessible area consistently produces trophy bulls. We are 100% success on opportunity on bulls over 40". Our hunt takes place in the breathtaking North Arm Hills which has some of the highest densities of moose on the island. Average sightings of 20+ animals per day are common. Our price is all inclusive including helicopter transfers, taxes and licenses. If a trophy moose is on your bucket list then....COME HUNT WITH US!
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The Next Ridge Outfitting Company Ltd.

Starting at $2900 USD
Experience the thrill and excitement of a fishing excursion in one of Newfoundland’s greatest frontiers. Cold temperatures cause Atlantic Salmon to be extremely lively and aggressive, requiring an angler to be vigorous and alert. We have four rivers that we take advantage of, located on the eastern side of Northern Newfoundland, an area that remains unique with old-growth forest that blankets the coastal valleys.
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Mayflower Outfitters Lodge

Starting at $4500.00 USD
Hunt in Northern Newfoundland Area 40 one of the most productive hunting area in the province. We offer great hunting for older or disabled clients. Easy access to the hunting area but at the same time very remote. We are a small outfitter that can offer personal attention to our clients' needs.
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Moose Country Adventures

Starting at $99 Per Person
Come and catch your fresh cod, mackerel or perch. Season for cod opens again on September 19 until September 27th, any time outside of these dates we are allowed to catch mackerel ! If interested in some wicked scenery of mountainous fjords and stunning cliff sides the Beautiful Bay of Islands is the place to explore in the Newfoundland Dory ! Get the real personal experience, please don't forget your camera !
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Four Seasons Tours

Starting at $669 Per Package
Let the majesty of Gros Morne National Park and the clear waters of Bonne Bay fill your soul and inspire you. Strengthen your body with yoga, dance and a nature walk. Spark your creativity with glass art and a cooking class. Enjoy the company of dynamic women such as Tina Coleman, Urve Mauel, Anita Best, Heather Harris-Cooper, Chef Joy Newman and Shirley Montague. Join us at the Neddies Harbour Inn and Black Spruce Restaurant. All you have to do is RELAX - This weekend is about you !
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Neddies Harbour Inn & Black Spruce Restaurant
  • Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park
  • (709) 458 3089
  • (877) 458 2929

 

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  • 5 Days
    Prepare for a five-day hiking adventure in Gros Morne National Park that features some of the area’s best walks, attractions and stunning scenery, plus some sea kayaking and nighttime entertainment. This is an itinerary intended for fit hikers.
  • 3+ Days
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified just over 800 places in the world that are of outstanding natural and cultural significance. There are only 13 in Canada, and two of those are in Newfoundland and Labrador. Both of them — Gros Morne National Park and L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site — are located on the west coast of the Island of Newfoundland, and are only a few hours drive apart on the aptly-named Viking Trail.
  • 2 Days
    Newfoundland and Labrador is on the migration route of a variety of birds, especially during the spring and fall migration periods, when storms often carry rare species here. The location, number and variety of these windblown rarities draws twitchers – birdwatchers – from all over. Take a two-day excursion through southwestern Newfoundland, and don’t forget your binoculars.
  • 2 Days
    There’s something about this place, a place where, during the winter months, life itself is cloaked in a blanket of white. It’s the peace and quiet that can be found snowmobiling, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing over wide-open barrens and winding, wooded paths. It’s the high speeds of the dramatic slopes of Marble Mountain, a 1,600-foot adrenaline rush that comes with traversing 16 feet of deep snow. Whatever your inclinations, enjoy a long weekend where living in a winter wonderland is all you want to do.
  • 45 km
    Sir Hugh Palliser was a governor of Newfoundland in the 18th century, and the man who sent Captain James Cook to survey the west coast of the island. The highway along the north shore of Humber Arm, Route 440, is named for him, and takes visitors into an area renowned for hiking and seabirds.
  • 47 km
    Yes, it's the Captain James Cook. Before he became a famous South Seas explorer, Cook refined his surveying and cartographic skills along the coast of Newfoundland in the 1760s. His charts of the Bay of Islands are, remarkably, still accurate enough to be used today. A plaque in his honour overlooks the bay from Corner Brook and copies of some of his charts of the area are on display here.
  • Western
    148 km
    For a complete change of scenery, you can leave the coast and drive through the interior. The aptly named Caribou Trail takes you to Burgeo and the stunning Sandbanks Provincial Park, a beautiful sandy beach in an area popular with sea kayakers. From here you can take the ferry to nearby Ramea, and the coastal boat to communities further East along the South Coast, Grey River and Francois, with connections to Gaultois and Hermitage.
  • 60 km
    Just a 15-minute drive north of Channel Port aux Basques on Route 1 are two nesting sites of the endangered piping plover, a native shorebird, at Grand Bay West and J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park. Pay close attention to the exclusion signs that mark their territory. The Codroy Valley International Wetlands, accessible via Routes 406 and 407, provide excellent refuge and food. See the resident breeders in summer, and the migratory birds in spring and fall.
  • 125 km
    Newfoundland gained full control over the west coast only in 1904. For centuries before that, it was known locally as the French Shore because France had exclusive fishing rights there. Today, many French place names remain, and this area continues as the hub of French Newfoundland culture. The traditions, lifestyle and heritage of those early settlers still dominate this small pocket of French-speaking communities.
  • 45 km
    This tour starts in Rose Blanche. Along the way, you will see dark cliffs, crashing waves, spume and spray. The real spirit and traditions of outport Newfoundland survive in the small fishing villages that cling tenaciously to the rocky, exposed shores of the southern coastal plain.
  • Western
    178 km
    The handful of communities on the east coast of the Great Northern Peninsula were once French summer fishing stations. Take Route 432 South from St. Anthony airport to Roddickton where an underground salmon pool marks an unusual migration route. East on Route 434, the French Shore Interpretation Centre in Conche tells the area's history. Nearby Crouse, resettled in the 1960s, is a favourite destination for hikers.
  • Western
    70 km
    Humber Valley stretches 70 kilometres along the banks of the Humber River from the Bay of Islands to Deer Lake. From a canoe on the crystal waters of the river, view the lush trees and bushes against the Long Range Mountains — a vision of nature's beauty. Here you can camp, hike, boat, golf, and relax in hotels, resorts, and campgrounds. Drop your line in the crisp water for a day of fishing in one of the world's best Atlantic salmon fishing rivers.
  • Western
    73 km
    The Main River Run is located on the southeastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula in White Bay. You can reach it from Route 1 via Route 420. One of the highlights is the Main River, surging 57 kilometres, it will test even the most experienced whitewater paddler and is a designated Canadian Heritage River.
  • 104 km
    Start off by taking Route 406 from Route 1. The Three Rivers Scenic Drive is named for the three salmon rivers in this area. The Robinson's, Crabbes, and Barachois rivers offer excellent sports salmon angling. If you're from outside the province, you'll need a licenced guide to fish here. Ask at any Visitor Information Centre for a list of guides. These guides know the best places to cast a line. Keep an eye and an ear out for the great horned owl that nests in the area.
  • Western
    489 km
    A car cruising the Viking Trail is really a time machine that takes you to the beginnings of our planet, ancient native burial grounds, and the thousand-year-old Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Viking Trail is one of those rare places on the planet that transcends the hype and stirs the deepest of emotions. You will travel through wooded valleys, over mountains and along a windswept seacoast. This tour can take from two to ten days, and you should relax and soak it up, for time will move gently, urging side trips to fjords and falls, sand dunes and fields of wildflowers.