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Fun Family Adventures in Gros Morne!

Lots more families are choosing to spend their summer holidays in Gros Morne National Park so I am often asked for advice on fun family adventure experiences. Here’s my favourites. Having a flexible itinerary is best. Make a list of all the activities that you would like to do and once you arrive in Gros…

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Winter Adventures in Gros Morne

Breaking trail after snowfall, Gros Morne National Park

Great Winter Day Trip Destinations in Gros Morne When winter’s blanket of white settles over Gros Morne National Park a whole new world of outdoor adventure begins. Cross country ski trails and snowshoe routes replace summer hiking paths. By late January brooks and ponds freeze over and a solid snowpack settles in creating great access routes…

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Preparing for Hiking in Gros Morne

Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park

We have owned and operated Gros Morne Adventures since 1990 and over this time have acquired a fair bit of experience hiking in Gros Morne National Park. We receive a lot of emails and calls from folks with various questions about hiking so I thought that I would provide some tips in this blog to help you…

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Backcountry Skiing, Gros Morne National Park

Birchy Hills Ski Trip, Gros Morne National Park

Birchy Hills to Rocky Barachois Backcountry Ski Trip On Saturday January 29, 2011 we set out on a backcountry ski trip from Birchy Hills to Rocky Barachois. The Birchy Hills route starts at the bottom of the Southeast Hills just beyond the bridge on the north side of route 430. We followed the remnants of an old…

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Backpacking in Gros Morne National Park

Little Island Pond, Long Range Traverse, Gros Morne National Park

The Long Range Traverse Western Brook Fjord Our adventure started with an easy 3km walk to Western Brook Pond Fjord, arriving at the boat dock just in time for the 10am boat tour. The ride up the pond, which by the way is 16km long, takes just over an hour. The fjord is quite impressive with…

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Sea Kayaking Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park

Kayaking on Bonne Bay, Gros Morne National Park

Early morning is my favourite time to sea kayak on Bonne Bay. With each paddle stroke you effortlessly skim along the water’s surface. Peering through the water you can see fish scooting along the seafloor, brightly coloured sea stars grazing on blue mussels, and kelp swaying in the gentle ocean swell. If there is a…

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The Big Lookout Hike

Big Lookout, Gros Morne National Park

The Big Lookout Hike is one of my favourite hikes in Gros Morne National Park. It is an off trail trek to a spectacular viewpoint overlooking Bonne Bay, the Tablelands and the Long Range Mountains. If you are staying on the north side of the park, you can access this route via the water taxi.…

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Spring Snowshoe – Gros Morne Mountain

The snow is quickly disappearing from Gros Morne’s high country so on Friday April 9th Bob and I decided to have one last snowshoe adventure for this season. We picked Gros Morne Mountain for our destination. We managed to hike to the base in hiking boots despite there being some snow on the trail. It…

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Gros Morne Backcountry Skiers Circumnavigate Burridge’s Gulch

Overlooking Burridge’s Gulch On Friday, February 26th, 2010 our Gros Morne backcountry ski group circumnavigated Burridge’s Gulch, a spectacular hanging valley located in Gros Morne National Park’s Long Range Mountains. Our starting point was at the top of the Southeast Hills on route 430. Our route took us across Southeast Pond and up a valley…

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A new additon to Gros Morne Adventures… the Kayak Cafe!

In May 2009, we opened our kayak Cafe on the Norris Point Waterfront in Gros Morne National Park. Guests enjoyed great coffee, cool lemonade, hearty sandwiches, and fresh baked wholesome muffins! Check out our menu here: http://grosmorneadventures.com/kayak-cafe/. From a window seat inside our cafe, sitting on our comfy deck chairs, or relaxing on the pebble…

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