"Gros Morne National Park" Deer Lake by Bwana_Brown
Deer Lake Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 59 photos
To reach the 1000-year old Viking settlement and the amazing whale watching voyages at the northern tip of Newfoundland (see my St. Anthony's page), you have to pass through Gros Morne National Park if you are driving overland - and there are not many other ways to get there! During our week-long trip to this part of Newfoundland, my wife and I had excellent weather and we were able to maximize our few short days in this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site! Although not in Deer Lake itself, the entrance to the National Park is a short 30 km drive off the main Trans-Canada Highway passing through the city and there is no other nearby site on VT that it can be ascribed to! The main attractions of the park are its two geological 'stars' - the Tablelands (a 260 million year old chunk of the Earths crust left high and dry) and Western Brook Pond (an inland fjord with 2300 foot sheer cliffs). We paid the standard park fee of about US$22 for our visit. The photo shows Western Brook Pond as you enter it and, if you look closely, exactly where the left cliff meets the water, you will see the tiny black speck of the other tour boat that accompanied ours!
- Pros:Two of the most amazing natural wonders in the world
- Cons:The weather is touchy - we were lucky to have it sunny and 'warm' !
- In a nutshell:Something that you will never forget!
As outlined in my Corner Brook page, we drove from New Brunswick via Nova Scotia and then a ferry to Newfoundland.... more travel advice
Once we had hit the high points of Gros Morne, we continued our trip northward along the peninsula, heading for Vikings... more travel advice
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