Day trips Corner Brook

Gros Morne National Park
View Gros Morne National Park, designated as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site by the Government of Canada. One of only eight of these sights in the world, Gros Morne is a paradise that is made up of breathtaking mountains, fiords, unique rock formations, glacial scraping and erosions. Along Route 430 (The Viking Trail) one can view the abundance of wildlife including moose, caribou, and fox that roam in the area.

Captain Cook's Trail - Route 450 Bay of Islands
Captain Cook’s trail is a journey through history offering visitors a scenic tour of the Bay of Islands that legendary explorer Captain James Cook explored and charted over 300 years ago.  The journey begins with a visit to the Captain James Cook National Historic Site in Corner Brook. Travel along Captain Cook’s Trail where you will drive through a number of picturesque communities along this scenic coastline.

Mount Moriah
Mount Moriah is a biblical term for “Land of the Hills”
Mount Moriah Municipal Park is located at Cook’s Brook, named after Captain James Cook, who was said to have wintered here because of ice conditions in the Bay.

Benoit's Cove
Benoit’s Cove is the largest community of the town of Humber Arm South.  It was named after the first family of French settlers.
Nestled on the foothills of the spectacular Blow-Me-Down Mountains and home to a locally owned fish processing plant that buys from local fishermen and sells internationally.  

John's Beach
Community began in the early 1800’s and was named after a Mr. John who was one of the first settlers on the beach.
John’s Beach was the site of the first Anglican Church in the Bay of Islands, built by Reverend U.Z. Rule in 1866.

Halfway Point
Received its name because of its position between Woods Island Harbour and Corner Brook.

Frenchman's Cove
Located at the foothills of the Blow-Me-Down Mountains, Frenchman’s Cove offers a great view of Guernsey Island, known locally as “Weebald” jutting up from the ocean.
The community received its name from the first settler, a Frenchman named Prosper Companion.

Wood's Island
From Frenchman’s Cove view Woods Island, a popular settlement in the early 1800’s where fish merchants from every stripe – including French and American Schooner fishing fleets - fished for herring stocks pursued their livelihoods.
Resettled by the Newfoundland government in 1960 their descendents settled to the communities that make up the beautiful Bay of Islands. Today only one family resides on Woods Island. 

Blow-Me-Down Mountains
A geologist’s delight - formed several hundred million years ago when the North American and North African continental plates collided resulting in the ocean floor of the Atlantic being thrust upwards.  One can view the boundary between the ancient ocean crust and ocean mantle. 

York Harbour
Received its name from one of Captain Cook’s ships, the H.M.S. York.

Lark Harbour
Received its name from another of Captain Cook’s ships, the H.M.S. Lark.  It is the sister community of York Harbour.
The Blow-Me-Down Provincial Park is the pride of York Harbour and Lark Harbour, offering both long and short hiking trails and an observation tower.  Governor’s Staircase (stairs in a cave) is an especially interesting attraction.
The community was incorporated in 1974 and includes Bottle Cove and Little Port

Admiral Palliser's Trail – Route 440 North Shore Bay of Islands
Admiral Palliser’s Trail opens the City of Corner Brook to the islands and hinterlands of the outer bay.  Sir Hugh Palliser, destined to the British Admiralty, was a former governor of the Colony of Newfoundland who, as navy captain, patrolled fishing treaty rights along the west coast of Newfoundland in 1764.  A friend and mentor to Captain James Cook, who did the first official cartography of the bay in 1767, Admiral Palliser fits well with trail themes for the Bay of Islands. Via Riverside Drive, the North Shore Bay of Islands highway winds on for 50 kilometers through the townships of Hughes Brook, Irishtown-Summerside, Meadows, Gillams, McIvers and Cox’s Cove.

Hughes Brook
About 10 years after the Balem Bridge crossed the Humber River in 1955, settlement began in Hughes Brook.

Original settlement of Irishtown-Sumerside occurred near the lower section of Irishtown Brook and later moved eastward. According to local tradition the community name reflects the ethnic background of early settlers.

Meadows is a fishing, logging and farming community. Local tradition holds that the community name came from natural meadows, which predate settlement.

Gillams is presumably named for the English form of the French baptismal name Guillaume.

There are five coves in McIvers. Blanchards Cove and McIvers Cove have relatively flat land. Neck Cove, Rattlers Cove, and Lower Cove are surrounded by cliffs that rise approximately two hundred feet. The first known settler in McIvers was an Englishman named Thomas Lovell.

Cox's Cove
Established in 1890 by George and John Cox, Cox's Cove is the last community that you will find while driving on the north shore of the Bay of Islands.

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