Outdoor Adventure

Gros Morne National Park with Hikers
Lewis Hills, Western Newfoundland
Hodges Hill, Central Newfoundland
Dog Sledding, Corner Brook
Zip Lining, Western Newfoundland
Hiking Trails In Twillingate

Newfoundland and Labrador is an adventurer’s paradise. Teeming with spectacular scenery, outdoor space, and more than enough breathing room, it’s the perfect place to explore and discover your inner traveller. The best part? It doesn’t matter when you visit because outdoor experiences are available all year long.

Exciting Things to Do

With so much to see and do and a variety of provincial and national parks, there’s an outdoor activity to suit everyone. Why not traverse some of the 200 hiking and walking trails, or kayak along our 29,000 km of pristine coastline. During the winter months, hop on a snowmobile and ride through the rick wilderness with 5,000 km of groomed pristine trails to choose from. And with 16 feet of annual snowfall, there’s always an opportunity to hit the slopes on skis or a snowboard.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Activities

Rafting
Enjoy a thrilling half-day of rafting on the Exploits River with Rafting Newfoundland. The family-oriented rafting trip features plenty of opportunities to swim, surf, and play in the river’s friendly rapids. Once you've worked up an appetite, you'll be served a hearty, nutritious picnic lunch on a scenic rock island surrounded by nature.
Cycling
Western Newfoundland is a cycler’s dream, especially in Gros Morne National Park. In the summer, get your thrills by mountain biking along park tracks with Cycle Solutions or Bike the Rock, or try caving and road biking in Corner Brook.
Ziplining
Get a bird’s-eye view of the countryside with Marble Zip Tours at Steady Brook, near Marble Mountain. Here, you’ll fly over a breathtaking gorge and through beautiful scenery. Near St. John’s, zip over the historic fishing village of Petty Harbour and enjoy the rugged coastline with North Atlantic Ziplines.
Flightseeing
Have the adventure of a lifetime and witness the terrestrial beauty of Newfoundland’s most breathtaking parks from high in the air. Flightseeing is the perfect way to experience the boreal forest bordering the Atlantic where you could witness frolicking whales, massive icebergs, and majestic bald eagles.
Dogsledding
Have you ever been dogsledding? With up to 16 feet of annual snow, Newfoundland’s west coast and Labrador are the ideal places for new winter ventures. Go for a mush and learn how to maneuver the dogs. As you race through the snow with a pack of huskies, the sense of freedom and excitement is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Wilderness Adventure Tours

There are many operators in the province ready to take you out on an outdoor excursion. Spend your days backpacking, back country camping, kayaking, hiking, and fishing. In the evenings, enjoy great food and good friends around the campfire.

Where to Explore

Gros Morne National Park
Whether it’s hiking, camping, climbing mountains, wandering the sand dunes, or hunting for wildflowers in the alpine meadows, Gros Morne National Park is the ultimate in outdoor adventure. The powerful beauty of the landscape will refresh you, mind, body, and spirit. Let Gros Morne Adventures navigate you through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go sea kayaking, back woods hiking, or look for pillow lavas along the coast – whatever your interests, excitement is waiting.
Torngat Mountains National Park
For the seasoned explorer, Torngat Mountains National Park is the epitome of outdoor exploits. There are no campgrounds or roads – nothing but pure nature. The base camp research station just outside the park is the gateway to stimulating Inuit cultural experiences as well as hiking and wildlife adventures.

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Starting at $720 Per Couple
Experience an exciting Winter get-away. Spend the first night in an efficiency room where you can cook supper or have your meal ordered in advance. Wake in the morning to breakfast before heading out on your rented snowmobiles. Feel the rush as you snowmobile the back country on your guided tour and enjoy a fireside boil up. After a day on the trails, relax in the hot tub, roast marshmallows in the cook house and spend a second night in your cozy room. Breakfast also provided in the morning.
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The Lakeside at Thorburn

Starting at $359 Per Night
Come experience some of the best quadding on the island on the Bonavista Peninsula. Create a one, two, three or more multiday package to experience wildlife and raw nature at its finest in the great Newfoundland outdoors. Experience a traditional Newfoundland boil up on the trail with an open fire alongside one of the many ponds, creeks rivers or the ocean. We use our lodge as the jump off point for our tours and the accommodations on our one and two day packages.
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Trinity Eco-Tours Lodge

Starting at $600 Per Person
Have you thought of surfing in the Labrador Sea? Bring you surf board along on your hike just in case the surf is up. Hike the southern part of the amazing Wundarstrand, dig for clams, pick mussels, camp along the shore.

The hardest part for us is deciding what to leave out so there is always room for you to make the trip your own but we have an itinerary we think will highlight our gems for those who don’t get to call this place home. Soft adventure journey that begins in an open boat.

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Experience Labrador

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 $150 Per Person
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a walk on the Wundarstrand at the edge of the Labrador Sea. Like all good treasure hunts, getting here is half the adventure, what you find will leave you spellbound. The Wonderstrand is a beautiful sand beach that stretches for 54 km along Atlantic Ocean edge. Visit the Southern tip of the Wundarstrand, the place where the Vikings walked as they explored North America, where aboriginal people hunted and lived for 7000 years. Stay longer, walk further.

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Experience Labrador

Starting at $199.99 Per Person
Begin your adventure from a 200 year old fishing village. Puffins, Gannets and Eagles soar above, as you zip through the water, accompanied by dolphins and whales in the near distance. You may think its another whale, but the natural land-based geyser blows, you have reached the Spout. You can enjoy the splash zone from the boat, or slip into the water to explore the vibrant ecosystem below where the fish and marine life call home. Finish off with a rejuvenating natural waterfall shower.
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Ocean Quest Adventures

Starting at $229.99 Per Person
Your guide slows the boat as you pass Cpt. Kelly's Island learning of pirates and early settlers to the area. Nearing Bell Island he tells you stories of iron ore mining, German subs and WWII shipwrecks. On this rugged adventure, you feel the culture, history, and heritage, a true sense of place. On the beach, you meet your chef, with an amazing spread of seafood laid out that they call a Boil Up. You are overwhelmed with the smell of fish, home-made treats, and colorful wild edibles.
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Ocean Quest Adventures

Starting at $181.99 Per Couple
Experience the freedom of the great outdoors. After an exhilarating day, take advantage of this great stay and birding package which includes one night in a standard guest room at St. Christopher's Hotel, a dinner entree with a glass of wine and hot breakfast for two includes a field checklist prepared by bird biologist Bill Montevecchi for the Codroy Valley Area Development Association.

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St. Christopher's Hotel

Starting at $89.95 Per Couple
For those Pre-Winter Post-Christmas Blues and Valentines Day Winter Retreat. For $89.95 a night....special deal! Let us pamper you with a hot gourmet breakfast for two in the A.M. Have a wine or highball as you sit in our amazing ocean front Inn. We will also cater to larger groups or family get-aways. We are 55 minutes from St Johns. Great Snow shoeing and hiking in the area.

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Inn By The Bay

Starting at $140.00 Per Person
Experience wild Newfoundland and Labrador through our unwritten food history. The people of our province have been hunters and gathers for hundreds of years. In this 3-4 hour experience we will forage the beaches, the woods and the sea, tasting and learning along the way. Our excursion ends when we get a fire going on the beach and have what has always been known to us as a traditional boil-up. Be it cod, mussels, arctic char or smoked mackerel we will taste the land and sea at it's finest.

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Cod Sounds

Starting at $150 Per Night
Located on the Viking Trail just 20 minutes from the Deer Lake Airport and close to Gros Morne National Park, the Jackladder provides direct access to groomed snowmobile trails of Western Newfoundland. Our friendly staff assists in arranging guides, snowmobile rentals, packed lunches and accommodations. Travel to The Gorge at Western Brook or the Sinkhole - both fantastic sites. Full service restaurant, gas stop and lounge providing all services needed for a fabulous snowmobiling trip.
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Jackladder Cottages

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 $250 Per Couple
Enjoy a great day of snowmobiling into the North Arm Hills or the beautiful Lomond Sinkhole. Two- hour, four-hour and full day packages available. Drop by a backcountry cabin for a fire, sample some of Newfoundland's famous roasted caplin, moose sausage or smoked mackerel. Includes a guide. Snowmobile rentals are also available.
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Four Seasons Tours

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 luxury 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 $3400 Per Person
Join us to count humpback whales and enjoy the romantic history of old St. John's. An amazing holiday for whale enthusiasts and seabird watchers. Enjoy comfortable nights, wild days and some of our planet's most dramatic landscapes as we census humpbacks and hang out with some of the planet's largest seabird gatherings. Learn about our pioneering studies of eastern North America's orcas. Savour lobster and look for puffins, caribou, moose, icebergs, sperm whales, and other local highlights.
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Wildland Tours

Starting at $3000.00 Per Couple
Experience wild Newfoundland & Labrador and dive deep into our cuisine. This 3 night experience is for the food enthusiast who is interested in a rustic ocean-side experience to discover a place through it's people, it's culture and it's food.

Our days will be immersed in beach-combing, woods-foraging, game butchery and wood fire cooking. This is an experience that will be bringing you close to the land and sea.

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Cod Sounds

Starting at $150.00 Per Person
See Gros Morne Mountian from another view! Join us for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tour in the back country of Rocky Harbour. Enjoy beautiful views of raw wilderness, flowers, wildlife, Eastern Arm Pond, and much more! Stop and enjoy a traditional Mug up, including beans, bologna and more. A few stories and laughs along the way!

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Oceanside Excursions

Starting at $149.99 Per Person
You are bobbing up and down in the Atlantic Ocean. In the distance a different shade of blue grows and brightens, until it is white. It takes a moment to process that this is the underbelly of a humpback whale. How can anything living be so big? The whale surfaces for air and notices you. How curious and strange you must be to her. She decides to have a closer look. You realize you now have a new friend; too bad you can’t text her later. Available option: no snorkeling / stay aboard Zodiac!
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Ocean Quest Adventures

Starting at $2490 Per Person
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The key we give you to three restored coastal homes unlocks more than doors. It opens what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of the world’s most transformative travel experiences.” Meet the local characters whose spirit and wit gives their neighbours endless glee. With our home-grown guide book written for the trip and an unlimited distance vehicle, find the places you want to see, get close to wildlife, and hike trails to pristine spots that transform the spirit.
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CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.

Starting at $3100 Per Person
North America's largest puffin colony and members of the world's largest humpback whale gathering headline a week-long holiday rich with the flavours and culture of Newfoundland. Great hotels, icebergs, lighthouses, orchids, sperm whales, caribou, and the New World's first city are also on the itinerary.

Immerse yourself in the colours, flavours, and adventures of this dramatic destination. Join our small groups to explore the coastal headlands and to voyage with local whale researchers.

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Wildland Tours

Starting at $175 Per Person
Newfoundland is internationally renowned for its winter birds – most of which can be found in and around St. John’s. We search rugged coastlines for sought-after seabirds; visit quaint ponds to spot both local and European waterfowl; stroll wooded trails to find northern finches and songbirds, and enjoy the world-famous gull flocks in one of North America's oldest cities. Sometimes, we even find a rarity or two to add a little extra excitement to our day!
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Bird-The-Rock Bird & Nature Tours

Starting at $250 Per Package
Capture amazing shots of the colourful architecture in downtown St. John’s. Delight in the vibrant reds, yellows, blues and pinks of the clapboard houses nestled tightly together. Tour guide (local professional photographer) Maurice Fitzgerald will take you to the most colourful streets and best vantage points. Get one-on-one photography instruction to help you get striking images of Jellybean Row. You’ll also enjoy locally made chocolate and coffee to keep those creative juices flowing.
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Far East Photograhy Tours

Starting at $150.00 Per Person
Join fisherman, Jody Caines, for a hands-on, interactive, Newfoundland cultural experience like no other. Cruise along the beautiful coast of Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park, as we share with you the story of the local fishery and the people. See a lobster fishing demonstration and if you like, try for a fish. Then relax on the beach and enjoy a lobster dinner (when in season, other seafood options available) with all the trimmings!
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Oceanside Excursions

Starting at $206.99 Per Couple
ATV through the majestic valleys of the Appalachian mountain range. Enjoy pristine trails and country. Self-guided or with Shudamunks Adventures for a guided experience in Newfoundland's spectacular South West Coast. After a day exploring, rejuvenate in a modern, cozy, spacious room at St. Christopher’s Hotel. Includes dinner entree, dessert, a glass of wine and a St. Christopher's breakfast for two.

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St. Christopher's Hotel

Starting at $208.99 Per Couple
Experience the freedom of the great outdoors. After an exhilarating day take advantage of this great stay and birding package which includes one night in a standard guest room at St. Christopher's Hotel, dinner entree, dessert, a glass of wine and St. Christopher's breakfast for two, and a field checklist prepared by Bill Montevecchi for the Codroy Valley Area Development Association.
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St. Christopher's Hotel

Starting at $950 For Two Nights
Do your Iceberg hunting on our aptly named ferry the Iceberg Hunter! Battle Harbour is recommended on IcebergFinder.com – our location in the Labrador Sea will give you a front row view – both from land and at sea.

Package includes the regular ferry rides, meals and tours but also an additional 2 hour iceberg hunting boat tour in the afternoon and bread making lesson in the morning. You get to keep your Battle Harbour apron with the bread making lesson and you get to eat your creation.

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Battle Harbour Historic Properties

Starting at $100 Per Person
Flummies, Trappers Bread, a mainstay on the trap line. Learn how to cook this traditional Labrador food the way the trappers used to do. A unique experience you won't want to miss. Flummies and bakeapple sauce cooked at the base of “Black Head” on the sandy shoreline where the community of Cartwright began. The American Forces landed here to scout the location of their Radar Site which operated in the 50’s. View the Atlantic Ocean, smell the salt water, taste the Flummie you cooked.
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Experience Labrador

Starting at $216.99 Per Couple
“History Lives Here”

Embrace the history of the lighthouse keeper with a visit to the beautiful lighthouses on the southwest coast. To experience a step back in time, take advantage of this great lighthouse package which includes one night in a standard guest room at St. Christopher's Hotel, dinner entree, dessert, a glass of wine and hot breakfast for two. Includes a voucher for an interpretive tour of Rose Blanche Lighthouse, the only granite lighthouse in Atlantic Canada.

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St. Christopher's Hotel

Starting at $179.99 Per Couple
Sled through the majestic valleys of the Appalachian mountain range. Enjoy pristine snowmobile, snow shoe and cross country skiing trails. Self-guided or with Shudamunks Adventures for a guided experience in Newfoundland's spectacular South West Coast. After a day exploring, rejuvenate in a modern, cozy, spacious room at St. Christopher’s Hotel. Includes A Dinner Entrees, A Glass Of Wine and St. Christopher's breakfast for two.

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