In this beautiful, breath taking, well-known and frequently visited NL tourism site one can enjoy the site of soaring fjords and beautiful mountains that tower above a diverse number of beaches, forests and cliffs. This area is shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers.
Gros Morne National Parks’ ancient landscape is a World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk along coastal pathways and comb endless beaches. They also have the opportunity to cruise the dramatic, sheer-walled gorge of Western Brook Pond. It’s likely one will see a moose and possibly even caribou. Visitors especially enjoy the hike to alpine highlands where Arctic hare and ptarmigan live on the tundra, and can explore the colourful culture of nearby seaside communities.
I’ve had the opportunity to visit and explore this beautiful area of our rugged province. Tourism thrives in this area during the summer months. It is personally my favourite land mark in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is so breathtakingly beautiful.
One thing a tourist can do is a tour. There is a guided day hike to this exact location where you can have your picture taken. After a 45-minute walk to the dock, you take a boat shuttle that drops you and your guide off at the mouth of the fjord. Your guide brings you up to the top of the gorge and along the way provides interpretation of the ecosystem and history of the area. Once you have taken in the view and had a well-deserved lunch break, you will head back down and hop back on the shuttle to return to the dock and the 45-minute walk back to the parking area. While the entire excursion takes about 8 hours, the actual hike from where the boat drops you off to the top of the gorge is about 3.5-4 hours depending on your hiking ability and how much you are carrying. This is an experience everyone should try to take in at once in their lifetime.
Rocky Harbour is located on the west coast of Newfoundland in the heart of Gros Morne National Park.
Rocky Harbour is the largest community in Gros Morne National Park and is centrally located.
The town’s history has been closely linked with fishing and the wood industry, yet the town of Rocky Harbour has grown into a tourism community.
Because of its’ strategic location in Gros Morne National Park, you can use Rocky Harbour as your home base as you take in the many cultural and scenic attractions that are available in this area.
While visiting I would recommend the town of Rocky Harbour as your ideal place of stay as you explore Gros Morne National Park. While visiting Gros Morne I stayed in a cottage in Rocky Harbour and went fishing and met some amazing people.
All of Newfoundland and Labrador is extremely beautiful and so much to experience but if I had to pick one location it for sure would be Gros Morne National park!