This region is most famous for it’s rugged, unspoiled beauty and its major atractions: the Gros Morne National Park – A wonderous place to explore featuring: The Tablelands – a barren landscape of ancient peridotite rocks from the earth’s mantle; and Western Brook Pond – an ancient fjord with 2,000 ft. cliffs and cascading waterfalls; the reconstructed viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the ski resort area at Marble Mountain and the vehicle ferry services to Labrador (at St. Barbe) and Nova Scotia (at Port-aux-Basques).
Other attractions include lighthouses and provincial parks all along the coast; scenic and remote Burgeo; Captain Cooks Trail & Historic Site and the Railway Society of Newfoundland in Corner Brook; the Newfoundland and Labrador Tree at Steady Brook; museums at Woody Point, Rocky Harbour and Norris Point; and the remote St. Anthony where a polar bear stands in the municipal offices.
The ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques welcomes two-thirds of all visitors to Newfoundland. You will arrive here by vehicle ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Please remember to make reservations for your crossings, to prevent disappointment and ensure your journey runs on schedule. For bookings, up-to-date schedules, passenger & vehicle fares visit www.marine-atlantic.ca
This vast area stretches from the ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques, on the lower coast; to the most northern tip; across the Strait of Belle Isle from Labrador.
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