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.
Enjoy a thrilling half-day of rafting on the Exploits River with
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.
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
Bike the Rock
, or try
caving and road biking in Corner Brook.
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
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.
Have you ever been dogsledding?
With up to 16 feet of annual snow, Newfoundland’s west coast
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.
Outdoor Adventure Tour Operators
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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.
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.
Grenfell Campus Summer Accommodations at MUN and Cycle Solutions
Ride the waves on a Zodiac adventure and discover extinct creatures of the ancient ocean. Explore cliff coastline and sea caves, icebergs, whales and waterfalls; Bell Island has so much to offer! The more adventurous could even kayak or snorkel. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on scenic Manuels River, then hold 500 million years of history in your hands as you discover the hidden trilobite fossils of the river with our friendly paleontologist Dr. Rod Taylor, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Get outdoors this summer and raft the mighty Exploits River, the largest and longest river in Newfoundland with three of your friends. Surf, swim and play in the friendly white water rapids, then enjoy a hearty lunch on a beautiful rock island, and a luxurious night stay in a 4 1/2 star Riverfront Chalet. Spark up the BBQ on your private deck, and relax in the outdoor saltwater hot tub as you watch the sun set over the river.
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.
Board the MV Coastal Explorer with Captain Jan as he sails on Conception Bay from Holyrood to Cupids - site of an active archaeological dig at Canada’s first English settlement. On the way you will explore the coastline as explorer John Guy did in 1610. In Cupids walk in Guy’s footsteps & explore the site of his plantation & take part in the dig. Learn about his lasting legacy. End your day with homemade beans, a fishcake & toutons before a late afternoon sail back to Holyrood.
Coastal Connections , Cupids Legacy Centre, Cupids Haven B&B & Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site
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, hot breakfast for two and a field checklist prepared by bird biologist Bill Montevecchi for the Codroy Valley Area Development Association.
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.
“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, hot breakfast for two, and a voucher for an interpretive tour of Rose Blanche Lighthouse, the only granite lighthouse in Atlantic Canada.
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.
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.
Didn't bring your mountain bike with you to western Newfoundland? You're missing out! Not to worry as we, along with our partners at Cycle Solutions in Corner Brook, have got you covered.
Under our Mountains of Adventure Package each guest will enjoy a half day cross-country mountain bike rental and guided tour of the Massey Drive / Corner Brook mountain biking trail network. Take in the morning (10 AM departure) or afternoon (2 PM departure) on the trails; the choice is yours!
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.
The pinnacle of our summer packages; perfect for the whole family or group of friends! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in western Newfoundland with activities that will have your heart racing from Marble Zip Tours. Finish your days slope side with a relaxing stay at scenic Marble Villa.
- Two nights' accommodation in a Studio room at the Marble Villa
- Passes to the Marble Zip Tour of your choice
- Access to Marble Zip Tour's Spider Challenge
Family/Group of 4 from $805
Enjoy our most popular summer package with a breathtaking, bird's eye view of the scenic Humber Valley as you zip across Steady Brook Falls with Marble Zip Tours. Once your adventure is done, spend the night at Marble Villa, located at the base of Marble Mountain. This tour includes a Marble Zip Tour for two people and one night in a Studio room at the Marble Villa.
Stretch out in the comfort of a one-bedroom condo for just $25 more per night.
Family/Group of 4 from $522
Departing the Sunset Key Marina in a 24' rigid hull Zodiac we head out on Conception Bay to explore the rugged cliff shoreline of Bell Island; 400' SeaCaves, waterfalls, the Mysterious Grebes Nest, “the Bell” and “the Clapper”; for close encounters with whales, icebergs and seabirds or to catch a cod fish in-season. With your appetite wet, our friends from Cod Sounds will be waiting on a favorite beach to treat us to a scoff of in-season seafood with traditional, homemade fixings.
Join us to the Iceberg Capital of the World to view 15,000 year old majestic icebergs, whales in their natural habitat and breathtaking scenery. Step aboard the 60 foot M.V. Baybreak 93 for a 2 hour tour to these wonders of nature and then relax overlooking Twillingate harbour at Addys Restaurant enjoying our Seafood Platter with fresh Cod,Shrimp,Scallop and succulent mussels.
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 live lobster fishing demonstrations and if you like, try for a fish. Then relax on the beach and enjoy a lobster dinner with all the trimmings!
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One hour tours for smaller groups of people, making your whale and puffin watching excursion a more relaxed and personal experience. Join us as we explore the wonders of Nature!
Riverfront Chalets is the perfect winter getaway. Explore Hodges Hill or the Gaff Topsails. Season runs Jan 1 - Apr 30
McCarthy's Party is a receptive operator specializing in designing tours that explore the culture, history, ecology and nature that makes Newfoundland & Labrador so unique.
Toll Free: +1 (888) 660 6060
Spectacular seabirds and secretive songbirds; boreal forests and subarctic tundra; whales and wildflowers. We specialize in unique, custom bird and nature tours for individuals and small groups.
Hike the East Coast Trail from B&B to B&B. Includes accommodation, orientation and all meals.
Award winning, small boat tour specializing in unique, marine experiences. Max 12-passenger vessels allows for intimate, hands adventure to learn about our ocean. Heated cabin with washroom onboard.
If you dare, join your ghoulish guides for a ghostly tour through the historic and haunted streets of old St. John's. Bring comfortable shoes and a willingness to believe!
Daily tours , bird & whale watching, hiking & cod fishing w/fresh catch cooked up on shore – hopefully w/help from guests. Sightseeing to fishing villages & resettled outport communities.
Toll Free: +1 (800) 205 3993
A walking tour based on the folklore of Bell Island. People taking the tour are visited by 5 ghosts as they walk along the most haunted trail in North America. Not suitable for children under 13.
Toll Free: +1 (855) 235 5475
6 & 9 day package, hiked the East Coast Trail. Filled with adventure and fun, offering some of the best hiking trails in the world.
Petty Harbour, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Ride 10 ziplines from 300 to 2,500 feet long at heights of 50 to 250 feet. Tour takes 2.5 hours. Great views. see if you can spot a whale.
Tours aboard 46-foot motorsailer to see whales, icebergs, birds, coastal scenery and abandoned fishing villages. Craft shop and restaurant on site.
Voted best boat tour by Newfoundlanders! Touring for over 30 years. 1/2 million Atlantic Puffins, millions of seabirds, whales and icebergs. Custom built vessel with heated cabin and ample rail space.
Toll Free: +1 (877) 639 4253
We offer cultural, historical, and adventure tours on the Bonavista Peninsula. We delve into the history of the fisheries, and explore traditional fishing practices, foraging and cooking.
Located in the heart of the Exploits Valley. Seasonal adventure snowmobiling and sightseeing tours and packages arranged through local tour operators.
Toll Free: +1 (888) 502 7665
Petty Harbour, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Close Encounter Adventures of our marine environment: Snorkel with Humpback Whales, kayak in the sea caves of Bell Island, catch an Atlantic cod, scuba dive on WWII shipwrecks, or Drink An Iceberg!
Toll Free: +1 (866) 623 2664
Open boat, kayaking, trout fishing, crafting, hiking/walking, iceberg & whale watching. Family & learning vacations, women only adventures, photo tours. Traditional Craft & Metal Clay workshops. Book
Paddle pristine waters, fjord-like bays, white sand beaches and see puffins, bald eagles and more! Join us for the adventure of a lifetime. Seakayaking, hiking and photo tours.
Toll Free: +1 (800) 565 2925
Receive your picnic basket with blanket for two, salads, sandwiches, beverages and dessert as well as your bucket list; ten places to go or see while visiting Bell Island.
Toll Free: +1 (855) 235 5475
Experience nature/eco tours with icebergs, whales, birds, caribou, hiking, geology, paleonttogy and culture Heritage. Japanese/Asian/English speaking guides available.
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