Main River Run

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Main River Run

  • Start: Route 420
  • Length: About 95 km
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Pay a visit to the Stanley Ford Property and Outbuildings in Jackson’s Arm.

The final portion of the west coast is the southeastern side of the Great Northern Peninsula in White Bay. You can reach it from Route 1 via Route 420. One of the highlights is the Main River, a surging 57 kilometres that will test even the most experienced whitewater paddler. The Main River Waterway Provincial Park/Canadian Heritage River offers a full wilderness experience for capable outdoor enthusiasts, including paddling, rafting, angling, backcountry trekking, and snowmobiling.

Be sure to pay a visit to the Stanley Ford Property and Outbuildings in Jackson’s Arm. Tour this group of domestic fishery and farm buildings while learning about traditional arts and crafts – including quilting, knitting, and fabric dyeing – or take part in a culinary demonstration to enjoy some local dishes.

Road Trip Tips:

Please check exact directions and road conditions before you start each road trip. Visit for current road conditions.

Distances are estimates and for guidance only. Routes can be taken as is, or in reverse order.

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