Western Newfoundland

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Western Newfoundland - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Bonne Bay Marine Station

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    A visit here is a must, especially for kids, who often find themselves enthralled by the touch tank, the centerpiece of the 45-minute guided...Read More

  • 2. Codroy Valley

    Scenic Drive

    As you travel down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Port aux Basques, Routes 404, 405, 406, and 407 bring you into the small Scottish communities...Read More

  • 3. Discovery Centre

    Visitor Center

    On the outskirts of Woody Point, a charming community of old houses and imported Lombardy poplars, this is the main center for interpreting...Read More

  • 4. Green Gardens Trail


    As depicted beautifully in the movie Hold Fast (2014), this spectacular 9-km (5½-mile) round-trip hike starts at Long Pond, on Route 431,...Read More

  • 5. Grenfell Historic Properties


    A museum and a nearby interpretation center document the life and inspirational work of the English-born doctor Wilfred Grenfell (later Sir...Read More

  • 6. Gros Morne National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Head to the northern side of the park, along coastal Route 430, to visit Rocky Harbour, with its range of restaurants and lodgings, plus a luxurious...Read More

  • 7. Gros Morne Visitor's Centre

    Visitor Center

    The thoughtful displays and videos about the park make this a good place to familiarize yourself with the park and what it has to offer. ...Read More

  • 8. J. T. Cheeseman Provincial Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    If you are using the Port aux Basques ferry, this park 10 km (6 miles) from the port makes a good first or last stop, particularly if you're...Read More

  • 9. L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    It was only in 1960 that the Norwegian team of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad discovered the remains of the Viking settlement's long sod huts...Read More

  • 10. Long Range Mountains


    Stretching all the way from the southwest coast to the Northern Peninsula, a distance of about 400 km (250 miles), the Long Range Mountains...Read More

  • 11. Newfoundland Emporium


    This store is crammed from wall to wall with Newfoundland-related stuff—reputedly more than 16,000 items. The main three-level store is full...Read More

  • 12. Newfoundland Insectarium


    An intriguing collection of live and preserved insects, spiders, and scorpions from six temperate zones is housed here, and there's a glass...Read More

  • 13. Norstead


    Two kilometers (1 mile) east of L'Anse aux Meadows is Norstead, a reconstruction of an 11th-century Viking port, with a chieftain's hall, church...Read More

  • 14. Port au Port Peninsula

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    A slender isthmus tethers this peninsula to the west coast. About 20 tiny communities retain a French and First Nations heritage, but other...Read More

  • 15. The Arches Provincial Park and Port au Choix National Historic Site


    The Arches are a geological curiosity; the park contains rock formations made millions of years ago by wave action and undersea currents. The...Read More

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