Corner Brook - Gros Morne by Motorcoach
Explore the mountains, fjords, and coastal wonders of Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s recognized for its unique geology.
The 700-square-mile Gros Morne National Park encompasses the southern part of Long Range Mountains, starting 21 miles north of Deer Lake, and bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Nature lovers will relish the open spaces and ruggedness of the area.
Enjoy a lunch featuring delicious, local seafood, and a local berry dessert.
This Land Adventure offers the possibility of viewing sub-arctic wildlife and an introduction to a unique culture.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Enjoy a full-day outing to one of Newfoundland’s finest and most memorable scenic areas at the start of the famous Viking Trail.
Departing port, we travel for some two hours, following the Humber River past Marble Mountain and Deer Lake. During the tour, stops will be made at scenic lookouts, and when wildlife like moose or a herd of caribou is likely to be spotted.
Your first stop is the local lighthouse at Lobster Cove Head. Fishing has been the economic mainstay of this region for centuries. Visit the beacon, and learn what life was like over a century ago for people in this remote area.
Stop at the visitor center where you learn about the fossils, biology, and geology of this unique park. Looking to the northeast you can view Gros Morne mountain with its 2,644-foot-high summit of frost shattered rock.
During a break, a wholesome lunch of local produce will be served at one of the area’s best restaurants. Our local lunch features distinctive Newfoundland flavors.
The spectacular Long Range Mountains rise abruptly from the lowland, and dominate the rugged and sparsely populated landscape. Covered in stunted arctic-alpine plants and wind-dwarfed trees, the area is home to caribou, arctic hare, and rock ptarmigan. To the southwest are the desolate Tablelands, a high plateau that is one of the world’s best examples of rock exposed from the earth’s interior. This expanse of mantle was forced to the surface when the ancient continents of North America and Eurafrica collided.
Included: Seafood sampler lunch, salad, and dessert
Remarks: Seasonally appropriate clothing is recommended