Western Region

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Western Region



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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Western Region Map


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 crossing, to prevent disappointment and ensure your journey runs on schedule. For bookings, up-to-date scheduled crossings,  passenger & vehicle fares visit www.marine-atlantic.ca




This area is most famous for:

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.


Western Brook Pond – Note the tour boat on the foot of the mountain on your left, as it emerges from the majestic fjord.


Western Brook Pond – an ancient fjord with 2,000 ft. cliffs and cascading waterfalls, easily explored by a boat tour; or hiking trails for the more adventurous.

Bay of Islands

Captain Cook’s Trail explores the Bay of Islands from Cornerbrook.

Marble Mountain & Humber Valley – A popular ski resort in the winter, summer brings adventure with zip-line adventures over the gorge, cave exploring, rock climbing and rafting on the Humber River.


Visit the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows: a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

L’Anse aux Meadows – A National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the location of the first authenticated European presence in North America, c.1000AD. Explore the reconstructed site and the extensive displays of artifacts in the interpretation centre.

Places to Eat, Stay & Play