10 Unique Rainy Day Adventures in Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne is an outdoor mecca for visitors with over 100km of trails, breathtaking vistas and world class experiences; however what adventures await when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate? Here are our choice picks for rainy day adventures throughout the park.
Gros Morne Wildlife Museum – Rocky Harbour - Over 100 full-size Newfoundland animals in very realistic scenes. Full size moose, polar bears, puffins and other animals found on the rock, also visit their unique boutique.
Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse, Parks Canada – Rocky Harbour - This cultural landmark features historical exhibits, short trails, combined with breathtaking sunsets and view points over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Rocky Harbour Swimming Pool – Rocky Harbour - The Recreation Complex includes a 25 meter indoor pool with a shallow bay, a leisure harbor, a whirlpool, and a variety of scheduled supervised activities.
Bonne Bay Marine Station – Norris Point, Discover the amazing sea life living in Bonne Bay fjord. From blue lobster to striped Wolffish and everything in between, take an interactive tour of Bonne Bay Marine Station's salt water aquarium and touch tank.
Old Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital – Norris Point – The transformed cottage hospital houses artist studios, community radio VOBB and the local library. They showcase many of the medical tools used in the hospital in years past. Also Don’t miss the Jenniex Heritage House, a traditional salt box house that overlooks beautiful Bonne Bay and a photographer`s paradise with a magnificent view of the Tablelands, offering tea and treats daily.
The Discovery Centre, Parks Canada – Woody Point - Discover what makes Gros Morne a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Features include interactive exhibits, live programming, park film, theatre, gift shop, art gallery and planning information.
Crafters demonstrations and Roberts Heritage House – Woody Point – Visit Historic Woody Point waterfront, experience numerous artists and crafters demonstrations such as Galliott Studios, Molly Made Fibre Art Studio and the Hunky Dory, just to name a few. The town also has many historic homes and gift shops for you to explore.
Trout River Interpretation Centre & Fishermen's Museum – Trout River – An educational experience with artifacts and displays offering a glimpse into the unique heritage of Trout River. Features include a mini theatre, live performances and 3D geological display.
Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum & Craft Shop – Cow Head - Hear tales of Virtue and Villainy. 4,000 year old archaeological artifacts, 700 year old walrus skull & murder weapon of 1809. Visit their craft shop.
Broom Point Fishing Premises, Parks Canada – St. Paul’s - Step inside the fish store and tiny cabin and imagine the lives of the three Mudge brothers and their families who fished at Broom Point from 1941 to 1975. The wooden buildings, hand built boats, fishing gear and homey cabin recall the inshore fishery in open boats that once sustained Newfoundland's coastal communities.