Note: Only places administered by Parks Canada are offering free admission in 2017. Entry fees apply to sites managed by third parties.

7 days: Western Newfoundland

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Day 1

Visitors at Lomond Campground on Bonne Bay at night. Gros Morne National Park

Arrive Deer Lake (via air) or Port aux Basques (via car ferry)


Drive north to Gros Morne National Park.

66 km/334 km

Day 2

Boat tour at Western Brook Pond. Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

Enjoy the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. Feel the mist of scenic waterfalls spilling over 700m cliffs that rim this glacially carved lake.

Day 3

Man sitting at the top of a mountain. Gros Morne National Park
Take a guided tour of the Tablelands, a geological wonder – a rare piece of the Earth’s mantle exposed. Spend a day enjoying coastal walks or hike challenging and adventurous routes to the top of Gros Morne’s mountains. Meet local residents and share in their stories and music at one of the many lively concerts, plays, or festivals.

Day 4

Interpreter in period costume with visitor, near a boat. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
376 km

Fascinated by Vikings? Visit the only known Viking site in North America. Meet resident “Vikings” who share their skills and stories and bring the Viking age alive.

Day 5

Costumed interpreter demonstrates harpoon use. Red Bay National Historic Site
Red Bay National Historic Site
217 km

Take the short ferry trip to Labrador. Visit a 16th century Basque whaling station, once the largest whaling port in the world. Meet the "ghost" of a Basque sailor who’ll share tales of the life of a whaler.

Day 6

Lobster Cove Head. Gros Morne National Park
Port au Choix National Historic Site and Gros Morne National Park
356 km

Stop in for a visit to Port au Choix National Historic Site before returning to Gros Morne. Make your way to Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse for a sunset picnic.

Day 7

Visitors at Lomond Campground on Bonne Bay. Gros Morne National Park
Depart Deer Lake or Port aux Basques
66 km/334 km

Next time? Discover the beauty of Eastern Newfoundland.

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