Western Brook Pond Boat Tour

10 Jan 2011

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.

While on board, witness the awe-inspiring glacier-carved landlocked fjord, 2,000-ft cascading waterfalls that turn into mist before reaching the pond, billion-year-old cliffs and plenty of wildlife.

There is no better way to explore this area than by taking the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour.