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What have Parks Canada done to the lovely trail to Western Brook Pond?

I nearly cried when I saw for myself what Parks Canada have done to the lovely walking trail to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cliff J
London, United Kingdom
Boat tour.

It was a great boat tour of the area.The people on the boat explained all the stuff in the area... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Dave M
Kemptville, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I nearly cried when I saw for myself what Parks Canada have done to the lovely walking trail to Western Brook Pond. Gone is the narrow boardwalk and gravel path trail to be replaced by a 20-foot wide gravel 'road' and the vegetation cleared each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cliff J
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It was a great boat tour of the area.The people on the boat explained all the stuff in the area . It is quite a walk to get to the boat but had a nice little restaurent before you got on the boat .Always remember...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We walked 1 1/2 km to a ferry dock and took a cruse 16.5 km into the fjord seeing beautiful water falls and rock formations., The parks crew were very knowledgable and entertained us with song and jocks. One of the most beautiful sites I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A boat ride into the “fjord” was a highlight of our trip. Cold on the way back but worth every shiver. Stunning scenery.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

After a nice 2 km walk into the pond and a brief wait to board, we had a GREAT time. Staff were very informative and entertaining. They even got me up to play the spoons! Amazing scenery. DEFINITELY recommend this trip. We may even do...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is a must when visiting Gross Morne. Walk was a little longer going in because on that particular day it was warm. Bring water, sun screen, hat & warmer clothing for when you’re out on the water. There is a small restaurant /rest rooms...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed September 15, 2018

They have 2 boats one is a catamaran, this is the best one to go on. The scenery was good , but nothing like I was expecting . For me did not have the wow factor. The staff on the boat were pleasant, but not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

...The gravel road for the 3 kilometre hike in is considered an eyesore by some and an upgrade by others. For us, definitely less appealing than the previous nature trail. Perhaps with time as the vegetation reestablishes, it will be better and complement the lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scottie799
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We set out shortly before 10:00 from Rocky Harbour to participate in the Western Brook Pond cruise with Bontours, stopping at the Ocean View Hotel to pick up our tickets. When we arrived at the parking lot, we were surprised at the number of cars...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CatharineB
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Four of us went for the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour and it is excellent. There is a three kilometre walk to the boat jetty but the walk is well paved and interesting (just watch for black flies in summer). At the boat jetty there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from NLfoodie | Reviewed this property |
The approach is now a gravel road rather than a path with boardwalks, with minimal views along the way. The views at the pond are spectacular but it’s a landlocked fjord due to isostatic rebound and there are no sea stacks... More
Jim P
March 28, 2018|
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Response from plantpeople | Reviewed this property |
I recommend either the Trout River Pond boat tour next to the famous Tablelands - you can drive to within 100 m of the wharf. They use a zodiac so for boarding, you might need some help, but there is a floating ramp, and... More
March 22, 2018|
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Response from SylRickTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Updated May/2018 The boardwalk has been removed and the walk is now a gravel pathway. It is not called wheelchair accessible but people do use it with wheelchairs. Wheelchairs can be rented from the Visitor Center in Rocky... More
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david f
Calgary, Canada
Guided Tours in Gros Morne (5 Replies)
Ive seen a number of posts - primarily related to the hiking from Western Brook Pond to see iconic views above. I'm looking for advice on the broader topic of guided tours in Gros Morne. We will be in GMNP for 4 full days in early June. We are reasonably experienced and fit hikers from Calgary and we have done quite a bit of research on the hikes in GMNP. There are lots of hikes obviously that sound great - and only so much time so we will have to make some choices - so we are considering...More
March 06, 2018|
Response fromPAKatieR|
Gros Morne Adventures in Norris Point has offered guided hikes in the past. They have also taken clients on unmarked day hikes. There are new owners and I am not sure what all they will offer this year. There is also a new outfit called Adventure Gros Morne in Trout River. I do not have personal experience with either but just wanted to let you know they exist.
Three weeks in Newfoundland. Looking for advice. (5 Replies)
I have been reading this forum for three months trying to get advice for our June vacation in Newfoundland. I have read lots of good ideas, and I am looking for input for our travels. We will be traveling in a focus, pulling a teardrop camper. We will spend most of the nights in provincial parks. We are also looking for boondocking opportunities, and would like to know where others have dry camped. The times and distances are from the Newfoundland distance sites. We now have the route, and...More
March 30, 2011|
Response fromEESW|
You have a nice itinerary planned and it is obvious you have put a lot of thought into it. DAY 1 as well as Blow me Down PP do drive a bit further to Bottle HArbour and do some of the walks there. It is a delightful place. Make sure you stop at Marlaine's Tea Rooms in Lark Harbour too. I'm a bit confused as you have Day 6 drive to Cape St Mary and also on Day 10? Is this a mistake on Day 6 as this is considerably more than your estimated 65miles. You are also doubling route and sites......More
Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Bears in Gros Morne National Park. (10 Replies)
Hi good folks, I am planing small hike on Western Brook Pond Trail for one or two days in May 2017 and wondered how is the bear situation in NF. I used to hike in Kananaskis and always carried bear spray with me. I also have bear haze training but this time will be with two girls so the situation is a little bit different. Thanks!
March 09, 2017|
Response fromtweedwolfscream|
In eastern Canada, unlike Kananaskis, there are black bears but no grizzly bears, and generally fewer bears overall. Black bears still need to be taken seriously of course, and you need to take precautions, but hikers in eastern Canada don't tend to arm up with bear spray and such to the extent that they do in grizzly country. I mean, some people do carry bear spray in the east, it comes down to personal comfort, it's just not seen as such a pressing issue. The precautions widely advised in...More