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Hiking & Walking

Western Brook Pond Trail, Gros Morne National Park
Hiker at Tors Cove
Hiking The Coastline In The Dungeon Provincial Park in Bonavista
Gros Morne National Park with Hikers
Breaching Whale
Moose in Western Newfoundland
Sandy Cove Beach, Tilting, Fogo Island
Hiking in Tilting, Fogo Island

Set against a backdrop of natural wonder, there's something about Newfoundland and Labrador that nurtures your mind, body, and soul. Here you’ll find 29,000 km of pristine coastline, dotted with beaches, sea stacks, and more than 200 hiking and walking trails, including historic footpaths between abandoned fishing communities. Along the way, witness millions of seabirds, thousands of whales, and hundreds of freshly carved icebergs. And keep an eye out for moose and boreal songbirds as you connect with the unspoiled wilderness and nature, and with the people who've walked these trails for centuries.

Hiking in the National Parks

Terra Nova National Park is home to more than 50 kilometres of trails. Ranging from half-hour strolls to multi-day hikes, the park offers something for every level of interest and ability. Try the Coastal Trail between the Visitor Centre and the main campground at Newman Sound.

Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland features more than 100 kilometres of trails. There are easy strolls along coastal lowlands, tough climbs like the James Callaghan Trail up the 806-metre Gros Morne Mountain, and multi-day backcountry treks including the Long Range Traverse.

Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador offers extreme beauty and adventure in a wild, remote setting. Stay at the Base Camp and Research Station to experience unmatched spiritual and cultural encounters. Trek along ancient tracks in a subarctic wilderness that have been walked along for thousands of years.

The Long Walks

The East Coast Trail, along the scenic shore of the Avalon Peninsula, offers 275 kilometres of salt-scoured seaside trails through 30 coastal communities, many settled by the Irish in the 18th century. From Cape St. Francis through St. John’s to Capphayden, there are more than 20 paths, each with its own topography, history, and surprise.

Though the International Appalachian Trail along Newfoundland’s west coast is still a work in progress, lengthy stretches of wild country are already opened to long-distance hikers, and more trails are being added every year.

The Labrador Pioneer Footpath combines a series of traditional coastal paths between L’Anse-au-Clair and Pinware into a multi-day adventure with overnight accommodations along the rugged coast.

Walking Festivals

Going for a brisk walk over spectacular terrain is a great way to work up an appetite. Combine that with a bit of music and some friendly people and you’ve got Trails, Tales and Tunes, our premiere walking festival held every spring in Gros Morne National Park. Codroy Valley puts its best food forward with the Feather and Folk Nature Festival. At the Roots, Rants and Roars festival in Elliston, take a 5-kilometre looped food hike where chefs prepare scrumptious munchies along the way. And celebrate International Trails Day with a hike on the East Coast Trail.
Walking Festivals

Themed Hikes & Walks

Coastal Trails

Coastal Trails

Long before cars, if you wanted to go to the next community along the coast you walked or sailed. That’s why we have hundreds of kilometres of coastal trails. From short strolls to multi-day expeditions, you’ll find plenty to choose from.

Town & City Treks

Town & City Treks

Many towns around the province maintain short to medium length trails. While some, like the Grand Concourse in St. John’s, offer a vast network of integrated walking trails, others are much more modest. Ask a local where the trails are wherever you go and maybe they’ll join you on a stroll.

Bear

Backcountry Hikes

Both Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Park have backcountry trails that take two or three days to hike. The International Appalachian Trail in western Newfoundland is pure backcountry where you’re more likely to meet a moose than another hiker. Torngat Mountains National Park is another world entirely. Hikes here are led by Inuit polar bear guards along routes that their ancestors first used many, many generations ago.

Small Game

Provincial & National Parks

Our National and Provincial Parks provide a number of excellent walking and hiking experiences. Try the aptly named Governor’s Staircase in Blow Me Down Provincial Park, the Lookout in Butter Pot Provincial Park, or the Green Garden Trail in Gros Morne National Park.

Hiking & Walking Locations

In the areas listed below, walkers and hikers will find collections of trails that offer a variety of experiences, distances, and degrees of difficulty. There are urban strolls, coastal hikes, backcountry expeditions, and a sunset walk to a lookout and back. In these areas, visitors will also find comfortable places to stay, restaurants featuring local fare, plus craft shops, museums, and attractions – everything to complement a great walk.

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East Coast Trail Maps

International Appalachian Trail Maps

Parks Canada - Terra Nova National Park Hiking Maps

Parks Canada - Gros Morne National Park Hiking Maps

Parks Canada - Torngat Mountains National Parks Hiking Maps

Provincial Parks and Natural Areas Maps

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Grand Concourse Interactive Map

Starting at $25 Per Person
The Newfoundland Chocolate Cafe on Signal Hill, in partnership with Signal Hill National Historic Site, is offering a picnic lunch package to be enjoyed along the wind swept cliffs of Signal Hill. Watch whales frolic offshore and icebergs drift past in season. Choose from a selection of sandwiches and beverages - not to mention sweet treats, including homemade gelato, chocolate fondue, gourmet hot chocolate and a selection of brownies, cakes and pastries. Oh my!

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Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Starting at $299 Per Couple
Treat your lover to a romantic luxury riverfront getaway on the largest and longest river in Newfoundland. Start your evening with a delightful meal at one of Central Newfoundland’s finest restaurants, 48 High. Then, retreat to your cozy log chalet with a beautiful scenic view of the Exploits River. Throw on a robe and take a short stroll through the garden to unwind in the outdoor saltwater hot tub or relax in your private indoor Jacuzzi.
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Riverfront Chalets

Starting at $60 Per Person
Join us on a two hour interpretive eco-hike to the seabird colonies at Puffin Island. Your guide is a biologist and educator who will introduced to the ecology of one of the most scenic and secluded locations in our province. Immerse yourself in nature as we hike and talk about the plants and animals that make up this special place we call home. We often get very close to puffins so bring your camera.

This hike includes a free copy of our book on the Atlantic Puffin in Newfoundland.

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Tuckamore Discoveries

Starting at $59.99 Per Person
Join us on the beach for one of Newfoundland and Labradors most treasured traditions; the boil-up. For those of you that have never heard the term before, it’s simply means a spot of lunch or tea cooked up over an open fire. We will sit around the fire and appreciate the beauty in our surroundings while you are shown how to prepare some of our traditional foods; all the while telling you stories and traditions around the food of our province.
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Cod Sounds

Starting at $1995 Per Person
Gros Morne National Park is rugged and beautiful. Hike to the Arctic alpine of Gros Morne Mountain, trek the volcanic rock coastline of Green Gardens and explore the world renowned Tablelands mountain of mantle. Rounding out the week is a sea kayaking adventure on beautiful Bonne Bay and a boat cruise on the deep fjord lake of Western Brook Pond. Our naturalist guides not only lead you to these grand vistas but immerse you in local cultural and seek out the region’s finest seaside cuisine.
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Gros Morne Adventures

Starting at $8300 Per Person
Explore the northern extremes of Labrador in the new Torngat Mountains National Park, with fjords slicing miles into mile-high mountains. Polar Bears patrol the territory and icebergs parade south from Greenland. You will discover the coast and fjords by boat and walk the mountain-wrapped valleys. As you experience their landscape, you will, most importantly, also experience local Inuit culture. Prepare to be awestruck by the magnificent scenery, viewed through an ancient Inuit cultural lens.
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Linkum Tours

Starting at $419 Per Couple
Stay in and explore the outports with this package combining oceanfront cottages with cultural and scenic hot-spots. See where the first successful transatlantic communications cable landed in 1866 at the Cable Museum in Heart's Content. Learn about the salt cod fishery, life in a fishing village, or how boats were made at the Wooden Boat Museum. Grab a Shore Lunchbox and visit the Heart's Content Light House before hitting the easy but scenic Trinity South leg of the famous d'Iberville Trail.
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Ocean Delight Cottages

Starting at $3200 Per Person
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Visit Canada's newest UNESCO site at Red Bay. Explore Gros Morne. Take a week to savour the spectacles and stories of southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland. Meet the locals and see the sites. Look for whales and icebergs - leader Mark Tsang got this photo in 2013 on tour - no Photoshop! Enjoy delicious local seafood and wild subarctic berries. North America’s most diverse archaeological adventure features comfortable hotels, welcoming hosts, and some walking on the wild side.
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Wildland Tours

Starting at $5 Per Person
Take a step back through time as you enjoy a leisurely walk along the rugged coastline on the Bay Roberts Heritage Walking Trail. The guide will take you on a journey to yesteryear as participants are treated to short dramatizations of historic activity in rural Newfoundland. The 40-minute hike finishes at a fisherman's shed where you will be entertained by local musicians and sample toutons, a local culinary delight with refreshments.
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Guided Walks of Bay Roberts

Starting at $100 Per Person
Indulge your senses with a guided hike on the award winning Skerwink Trail, followed by a delicious meal at the Twine Loft.

Join Trinity Bay Tours on this breathtaking coastal trail, where you will enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the rich Boreal Forest and stunning coastline. After the hike, enjoy a fabulous dinner in the converted fishing rooms of the Twine Loft. Lounge with a specialty rhubarb cocktail on their deck, and enjoy stunning views of the water and surrounding bay.

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Trinity Bay Tours

Starting at $1323 Per Person
Come with us to the top of Atlantic Canada's tallest Lighthouse, Point Amour. Pay respects to the oldest maritime archaic burial mound in North America. Learn how the Basque dominated the 15th century oil industry at Red Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site and "Walk Back in Time" when you visit Battle Harbour Island. Culinary experiences, accommodations and experiences are perfectly balanced with luxury and historic charm. Includes two days of light to moderate hiking on Battle and Caribou Island.
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Tour Labrador

Starting at $158 Per Person
If you love coastal hiking without crowds this is for you. Guided walk along the Irish Shore's rugged coastlines, quaint villages to a famous lighthouse. Picnic lunch served atop a seaside meadow with vistas of puffins and other seabirds swirling below. The icebergs and whales we see are as interesting as the locals we meet. Their accents and distinct brogues are a delight (the folks, not the whales)! This is a special offer filled with takeaways to remind you of your unforgettable day!

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Cook's Coastal Walks & Stan Cook Sea Kayaking

Starting at $25 Per Person
Tag along with a Geology Interpreter, enjoy a leisurely van ride to explore the Pre-cambrian/Cambrian boundary at the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve, and enjoy a light snack enjoying the scenery near the Fortune Head lighthouse station. To conclude your tour, access a free admission pass to the Fortune Head Geology Centre and browse through our extensive collection of rocks and minerals - taking a step back in geologic time. Got time? We got 4.54 billion years for you to explore.
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Fortune Head Geology Centre

Starting at $25 Per Person
While visiting the Great Northern Peninsula, plot a most venturesome course and walk in the footsteps of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. This guided tour offers visitors a variety of interpretation, traditional and locally crafted products, the Jordi Bonet Murals, the Grenfell House Museum and a 1.5 km walk to Tea House Hill where the remains of Dr. Grenfell, his wife, and other prominent staff are buried. Finish in the Lady Anne Tea room with a cup of tea and a homemade scone.
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Grenfell Historic Properties

Starting at $58 Per Person
Located in Gros Morne National Park, there is no better way to explore this scenic delight than by taking the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. Your experience begins with a 3km walk along a picturesque trail that winds across bogs and through scruffy tuckamore forest. On board the tour boat, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 ft that turn to mist before reaching the pond's pristine waters, billion year-old cliffs, and frequent wildlife sightings.
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BonTours

Starting at $125 Per Person
Includes a one night stay in the apartment style chalets on Grenfell Campus, the perfect option for adventure travelers! Enjoy a guided caving tour through a variety of local spelunking spots – secret treasures found beneath Corner Brook’s own backcountry. Catch stunning views of the Bay of Islands while you hike through thick forests and along-side rushing mountain streams. These tours cater to a wide variety of skill levels and include equipment, an experienced guide and transportation.

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Grenfell Campus Summer Accommodations at MUN and Cycle Solutions

Starting at $140 Per Couple
Two nights accommodations, plus two adult day passes to Terra Nova National Park plus a $25 voucher for a meal at Clode Sound Restaurant. Sun - Thurs only starting after Victoria Day weekend to the end of June.

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