Raft in Newfoundland on the Exploits River

12 Jun 2012

By Max Harrold
The Montreal Gazette
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Long Point Lighthouse in Twillingate is one of places you could visit if you stayed at the Hillside Bed & Breakfast, one of the B&Bs featured on the Newfoundland tourism website.

The Newfoundland and Labrador tourism agency has reloaded the special offers page on its website.

Among the offers is a two-night stay for two at the Hillside Bed & Breakfast in Twillingate, a small community  in Central Newfoundland on the edge of what is known as Iceberg Alley, for $299. The package, called A Path Through Time, includes accommodations in the three-bedroom, restored 140-year-old home, breakfasts both mornings, admission to the Twillingate Museum, where you are given a copy of a book by Dr. Robert Ecke, one of the town’s first doctors, box-lunches from the Crows Nest Café in Crow Head, admission to the Beothuk Interpretation Centre, where guests learn about the Aboriginal people of Boyd’s Cove. You also get two season passes to any historic site in the province. For more information on the Hillside B&B, visit bbcanada.com/nfhillside.

If you want more water in your trip, you could book the Badge Chute Whitewater Rafting Adventure in Grand Falls/Windsor and located between Terra Nova National Park and Gros Morne National Park, starting at $169 per person. For that price, you get a day of guided rafting on the Exploits River, the longest and largest river in Newfoundland, lunch and a night in a riverside chalet that sleeps up to four. Two-night packages are available for $225 per person (the prices are based on groups of four booking the packages, but the chalets are available for groups of less than four. The price for a chalet rental for one night is $289 and individuals can book a day of rafting for $109). For more information about this trip, visit raftingnewfoundland.com.

For more ideas for trips to the province affectionately known as the Rock, visit newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlanYourTrip/SpecialOffers.