Sports and the Outdoors
BonTours. BonTours runs sightseeing boat tours of Western Brook Pond (C$56–C$60, depending on time of day) in Gros Morne National Park and on Bonne Bay (C$40) as well as a water-taxi service (C$8 one-way or C$14 round-trip) between Norris Point and Woody Point. 42 Main St., Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 4N0. 709/458–2016; 888/458–2016; www.bontours.ca.
Gros Morne Adventures. Sea kayaking on Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park is offered by this outfitter, as well as guided coastal and mountain hiking (C$125 for a full day) in the area. Guided sea-kayaking tours start at C$55 for two hours, rising to C$125 for a half-day outing. Kayak rentals start at C$35 (single) and C$45 (double). Clarkes Rd., Norris Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0K 3V0. 709/458–2722; 800/685–4624; grosmorneadventures.com.
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 succession of caves through a bed of dolomite was later raised above sea level by tectonic upheaval. This is a good place to stop for a picnic.
The Port au Choix National Historic Site is 94 km (58 miles) farther north. The remains of Maritime Archaic and Dorset people have been found along this coast between the Arches Provincial Park and L’Anse aux Meadows, and this site has an interesting interpretation center with exhibits about what's been uncovered to date. Archaeologists digging in the area uncovered an ancient village. Ask at the center for directions to it. Rte. 430, Portland Creek, Newfoundland and Labrador. 709/635–4520; 709/861–3522; www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrador.com/provincial-parks/the-arches; www.pc.gc.ca. C$3.90 for historic site. Mid-June–mid-Oct..