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  • If you find yourself near Gros Morne National Park over the next couple of weeks, or if you’re simply in need of some creative inspiration, be sure to check out the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival, May 14th to 28th.

  • Join us in Western Newfoundland to celebrate the arrival of spring through a series of festivals that capture the essence of what is truly unique in each part of the region at this beautiful time of year.

    Each festival aims to take advantage of the fresh spring weather in the great outdoors. By day, join us on the many planned walks and hikes, interspersed with a program of informative talks and other learning opportunities. At the end of the day, relax with friends and family in the presence of the best local artists, musicians, and entertainers at the many social evenings and kitchen parties.
     

  • If you happen to be near the beautiful Codroy Valley region between May 27th and June 5th, be sure to visit the Feather & Folk Festival. Enjoy expertly guided interpretative activities, then relax in the evenings with traditional food and local entertainment.

  • Snow West ’11 is set to take place between Thursday March 17 and Sunday March 20, 2011.

    This new event is designed to showcase the outstanding variety of fun winter adventures and evening experiences available for visitors to Western Newfoundland.

    From a comedy show featuring Snook, to dinner, music and theatre performances and St. Paddy's Day Celebrations. Keep reading for more info...  

  • One of the best places to see the fall colours is in the Humber Valley, and the best way to see them up close is to take a fall hike.

    It is no surprise then that The Old Man in the Mountain Hike is one of the most popular of those developed by the International Appalachian Trail in Newfoundland (IATNL). It has fabulous views of the Humber River and Humber Canyon and the vistas are all the more beautiful in the fall when the brilliant colours of changing leaves intermingle with the coniferous greens.
     

  • The Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park is the Park’s largest lake and the backdrop for a spectacular scenic boat tour. Once open to the ocean, this 16-km lake with a depth of 165m is home to Atlantic salmon, brook trout and Arctic char, as well as an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls.

    The boat tour can be reached via Route 430, 27 km north of Rocky Harbour. From the parking lot, there is a pleasant 45-minute walk to the dock. The trail carries you over the fragile coastal plain, once located below sea level. Here, examine a variety of plant life, scan for wildlife sightings or view the interpretive panels located along the trail.
     

  • Western Newfoundland offers some of the best snowmobiling in all of Eastern Canada and the Lewis Hills is an especially great spot to sled. The “hills” themselves are located approximately 18 km north of Stephenville and 27 km southwest of Corner Brook and at 814m (2,671ft) the Cabox is the island of Newfoundland’s highest point.

    As you can see from the video you can see breathtaking scenery and a variety of wildlife in the backcountry. The Lewis Hills terrain is inviting to a novice rider but offers everything an expert rider would need.
     

  • Newfoundland and Labrador isn't your typical run-of-the-mill tourism destination. It's complex, ancient and multi-faceted. Nowhere is this fact more apparent than within Canada's 'exquisite jewel,' Torngat Mountains National Park. Read about one Toronto Sun reporter's unique experience. There's video too...

  • The five editors from Trailpeak.com who were exploring NL recently have completed their coast-to-coast 10-day adventure. Trailpeak.com is a website highlighting the best hiking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, and snowshoeing trails in North America. Read all about their NL escapades, complete with links to trail info and maps.

  • New York Daily News - This photo gallery outlines the top 10 reasons to love Newfoundland and Labrador, from puffin and whale sightings to stunning scenery, hiking trails and cutting-edge cuisine. And why just stop at 10? We can think of at least 10 more!

  • Wild country

    7 May 2006

    Dark clouds unleashed a fury of rain that pelted our bodies and swelled the volume of water cascading down the precipitous cliffs. We were on the deck of a tour boat with some 40 other passengers taking in the scenery of Western Brook Pond.