Western Brook Pond
This is a 2 hour boat tour with live interpretation is considered a Canadian Signiture Experience. Float between massive billion-year-old cliffs featuring waterfalls that cascade into the park’s largest lake from ponds atop the plateau. A moderate 3 km trail (approx. 45 min walk) leads from the parking lot to the dock. The two boats have canopied decks and on-board washrooms.
A sheltered waiting area, indoor washroom facilities, canteen services, gift shop, and several beautiful picnic areas can be found at dock site.
Pets are not permitted on the boats. Departures depend on wind and weather conditions.
WESTERN BROOK POND REVITALIZATION UNDERWAY – TRAIL CLOSED TO HIKERS AND HUNTERS
Parks Canada wishes to advise the public that work to revitalize the infrastructure at Western Brook Pond commenced on November 7th, 2017, until spring of 2018. This work includes:
The Western Brook Pond Trail is located inside the Gros Morne National Park Moose Management Area. The trail will be closed to hikers and hunters while construction is occurring. There will be a one-kilometre buffer zone around the trail construction zone – no hunting is permitted inside this zone. Signage is in place to mark areas where hunting is taking place. Parks Canada will update the public when the work is completed for the season and the hunting buffer zone has been lifted. Visitor safety is a priority for Parks Canada. Hunters and visitors are asked to respect all signage and temporary closures.
This project is part of the unprecedented $3 billion Parks Canada is investing over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These investments represent the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.
Individuals planning to visit the national park this winter and spring are encouraged to review maps and safety information on our Forest Health pages. For up-to-date information on work locations and traffic flow, follow @ParksCanadaNL, (#GrosMorne, #NLtraffic), visit parkscanada.gc.ca/grosmorne, or contact Parks Canada at 709-458-2417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Western Brook Pond Tour Schedule
Reservations are recommended. Phone 709-458-2016 or 1-888-458-2016. Visit bontours.ca or drop by the ticket office at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour.
|May 15 to May 31||12:30 p.m.||Subject to seasonal conditions|
|June 1 to June 30||12:30 p.m.|
|July 1 to August 31||10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.|
|Sept. 1 to Sept. 30||12:30 p.m.|
|October 1 to October 15||12:30 p.m.||Subject to seasonal conditions|
Hike to the top of Western Brook Pond Gorge
Meet a professional guide at the dockside, take the shuttle to the end of the pond and then hike to the top of the gorge. Once on top you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the pond. For reservations contact Bontours. Take the shuttle to Snug Harbour and spend the day or overnight. Be adventurous and climb to the top of the North Rim for that once in a lifetime view!