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message from the editor LABRADOR LISTINGS how to pick a road trip buddy WEST LISTINGS the world at your feet never have I ever: NL edition CENTRAL LISTINGS

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campfire culture pleasure paddle EAST LISTINGS festival, events & activities getting your boat ready RV services electric car charging stations

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I grew up knowing Twillingate summers,

playing on the beaches, climbing hills, swimming in the ocean and the ponds, and thoroughly enjoying the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival. All our family vacations, except one, took place in Newfoundland and Labrador. We camped in nearly every provincial park between Barachois Pond and Butter Pot. I played Spotlight in Terra Nova, swam in Square Pond, carried away buckets of pretty rocks from Kona Beach, and made sand castles at Windmill Bight. As an adult, I still love visiting new and rediscovered places in Newfoundland and Labrador. I’ve taken up kayaking and relearned biking as new ways to explore. While Twillingate calls me home every summer, my honeymoon was spent camping and hiking in Gros Morne. Some surprise gems I’ve found include the Newfoundland Insectarium in Reidville, the Beothuk Interpretation Centre in Boyd’s Cove, Castle Hill at Placentia, and the Manuels River trail system right where I live now in Conception Bay South. This is my umpteenth year working on our Explore Guide, and every time it gets me so excited for the upcoming season. I’m reminded of all the beautiful places to visit and exciting things to do, and I start making summer vacation plans – everything from an afternoon adventure to a week-long, fun-filled experience. I hope this guide does this for you, too. We’ve done our best to make this guide as up-to-date as possible. Because of the pandemic, plans are sometimes fluid. Tourism operators have been working very hard to be flexible, to create safe spaces and still deliver quality experiences. Please be kind and understanding, follow local health and safety guidelines, call ahead to confirm bookings, and have an awesome summer in Newfoundland and Labrador. Janice Stuckless, Editor-in-chief janice@downhomelife.com Vanesa Dragicevic photo

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campgrounds

Torngat Mountains National Park

Dumping

Showers

Campsites

Picnic Area

Playground

RVsites

Store

Fire Pits

Laundromat

Angling

Hiking

Boat Launch

Pets

Swimming

Cabins

Boat Tours

Public Phone

Snack Bar

Amp Service

Water Hookup

Canoeing

Internet/WiFi

ATM

Shelter

Beach

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MARITIME ARCHAIC BURIAL MOUND NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA L’Anse Amour 709-927-5825 www.seethesites.ca info@seethesites.ca This plaque site of National Historic Significance overlooking the waters of the Strait of Belle Isle marks the burial site of a young Maritime Archaic child who died about 8,000 years ago. Various artifacts were also discovered at the site including a walrus tusk, harpoon head, painted stones and a bone whistle. An exhibit about the site is displayed at the Labrador Straits Museum at L’Anse au Loup.

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POINT AMOUR LIGHTHOUSE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE L’Anse Amour 709-927-5825 www.seethesites.ca | info@seethesites.ca Imagine... you’re at the top of the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada, there’s an iceberg, a whale breaching, and the HMS Raleigh shipwreck in the distance... Coastal hikes, wildflowers, fossils, and the oldest burial mound in North America. Get your hiking shoes on and your camera ready.

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attractions RIGHT WHALE EXHIBIT MUSEUM Red Bay 709-920-2197 labradorcoastaldrive.com redbaytowncouncil@nf.aibn.com The Right Whale Exhibit at the Selma Barkham Town Hall is a must-see! It is a mounted skeleton of a full-sized North Atlantic right whale, retrieved from the bottom of the bay. The storyboards tell the journey of the whales, their migration, eating and reproduction patterns. The boards also tell of the dangers they faced in the past and the dangers they face today. The North Atlantic Right Whale is unique and in need of protection from extinction. Come see for yourself!

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L’Anse Amour Forteau L’Anse au Clair

PINWARE RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK 709-927-5516 | 1-877-214-2267 www.nlcamping.ca | nlcamping@gov.nl.ca On the southern coast of Labrador there is a beautiful river rushing into the Strait of Belle Isle. Pinware River Provincial Park is located on Route 510, approximately 32 km southwest of historic Red Bay, once home to Basque whalers. Other services available: activity centre, power boating, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

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RALEIGH TRAIL L’Anse Amour 709-927-5825 www.seethesites.ca |info@seethesites.ca Take this trail along the wreck sites of HMS Raleigh and HMS Lily, British warships that ran aground at Point Amour.

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L’Anse au Clair; 709-931-2013 / 709-927-5825; labradorcoastaldrive.com

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HOTEL NORTH ★★★★ Loring Dr., Happy Valley-Goose Bay 709-896-9301 | 709-899-0053 1-877-996-9301 www.hotelnorth.ca hotelnorth@nf.aibn.com Newly renovated rooms, fully-licenced dining room, fibre-op internet. Amenities: 100% smoke-free rooms, satellite flat screen TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, phone, refrigerator, air conditioning in all rooms, fridge in all rooms, efficiency units available, business centre, pillow top mattresses, ATM. $144 – $229.

Due to possible COVID-19 related disruptions, always call ahead before travelling or booking.

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HOTEL NORTH TWO ★★★1⁄2 Hamilton River Rd., Happy Valley-Goose Bay

709-896-3398 | 709-899-0053 1-888-892-5505 www.hotelnorth.ca hotelnorthtwo@nf.aibn.com Central Labrador’s premiere hotel. Newly renovated air-conditioned rooms, double rooms, queen suites and executive king suites, franchise restaurant/bar, ATM, Wi-Fi. $144 – $229. 9

THE LABRADOR INN ★★★1⁄2 Hamilton River Rd., Happy Valley-Goose Bay

709-896-3351/2300 | 1-800-563-2763 www.labradorinn.nf.ca info@labradorinn.com A seasoned hotel in the heart of Goose Bay known as the home of northern hospitality. Banquet facilities, Larry’s Pizza and Waffle House, cable TV, phone, air-conditioned, high- speed internet, laundry, local handcrafted works for sale, VLTs. Rooms $110 - $155. VIP suite $200, mini suites $150 - $185, extra person $20.

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How to Pick a Road Trip Buddy When you imagine roaring down the open road, exploring new places and seeing new things, who’s riding along with you? We put together this little Q&A of pertinent questions to ask each other when picking a road trip buddy.

What’s your favourite style of driving music? If they say country and you’re into Broadway musical soundtracks, someone should pack ear buds.

Do you like to sing along? If you do, too, then it could be a karaoke good time. If they ruin every song ever made, it could be a painful ride.

What are your favourite snack foods? This is important for long road trips. Imagine sitting in a vehicle cabin with unwelcome smells, loud crunching and lip-smacking, or having the car messed up with sticky liquids and crumb dust. On the flip side, if they bring “the good snacks,” you can negotiate a share.

Do you know left from right? Lots of people commonly mix up left and right, and that can lead to lots of confusion on the road. Not a big issue with a passenger, but if it’s your navigator there’s gonna be a lot of “Take the next left… No, not your left, my left!”

Can you read a map or use a GPS? Things can get tense if you lose your way. It’d be helpful if one of you could master direction.

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Have you ever changed a tire? Ability to change a tire or do any other minor roadside repair can raise a road trip buddy’s profile instantly.

Do you have a valid driver’s licence and insurance? It’s always good to have more than one qualified driver on a road trip. If one gets tired or injured, there’s a spare to carry on.

Do you get motion sickness? Why would someone who gets car sick want to go on a road trip? Who knows? But it’s better to find out early and pack Gravol.

Do you take your shoes off in the vehicle? You’re going to want to weed this one out early.

Are you a back seat / passenger seat driver? Few things suck the fun out of a road trip more than a passenger constantly pressing their imaginary breaks, “helpfully” pointing out speed signs, and randomly asking you questions from the driver’s test “for fun.” (On the other hand, if they only do that in the car with you, you might want to take the hint.)

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L’Anse aux Meadows

Raleigh

Quirpon

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Eddies Cove 432

Deadman’s Cove St. Barbe

Main Brook

Grandois

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Port au Choix

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Hawke’s Bay

River of Ponds

709-454-7570 www.nlcamping.ca | parksinfo@gov.nl.ca The park rests within the lowland regions of the Long Range Mountains. Just minutes from picturesque St. Lunaire-Griquet, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve and the beautiful coast along the Strait of Belle Isle. Other services available: picnic shelter, group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort station, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021.

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Cow Head Sop’s Arm

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Norris Point

Woody Point

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GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK T: 709-458-2417 | 709-458-2066 Toll-Free: 1-800-414-6765 grosmorne.info@pc.gc.ca SHALLOW BAY CAMPGROUND; 53 km north of Rocky Harbour, off Route 430; 62 Sites GREEN POINT CAMPGROUND; 12 km north of Rocky Harbour; 31 Sites BERRY HILL CAMPGROUND 4 km north of Rocky Harbour; 69 Sites (2 ground campsites)

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Hiking

Pets

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Swimming

Snack Bar

Showers

Boat Tours

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Picnic Area

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GROS MORNE RV CAMPGROUND Rocky Harbour

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PISTOLET BAY PROVINCIAL PARK Route 437, 6 km south of Raleigh

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709-458-3133 | 709-458-2238 1-877-488-3133 www.grosmornervcampground.com info@grosmornervcampground.com Situated in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. RV, campsites and motel accommodations. Walking distance to ocean sunsets, Good Sam Park. Free Wi-Fi. Firewood and town drinking water. Within 1 km: swimming, grocery store, gas station / propane, and hardware store. 72

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BLOW ME DOWN PROVINCIAL PARK Lark Harbour, Route 450

Lomond River

709-681-2430 | 1-877-214-2267 www.nlcamping.ca | nlcamping@gov.nl.ca Here you’ll see the blues of the sea, the greens of summer and the explosive bursts of red and oranges that pepper our autumn trees. Blow Me Down Provincial Park is located off Highway 450, 60 km west of Corner Brook. Other services available: group camping, Wi-Fi hotspot, outhouses and accessible comfort station. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

709-453-2428 | 1-877-456-6663 www.lomond-river-lodge.com info@lomond-river-lodge.com Located in a country atmosphere on a scheduled salmon fishing river, bordering on Gros Morne National Park. Offering both wooded and open sites. Also 6 cottages and 3 rooms available on site. Free Wi-Fi included. 41

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JACKLADDER RV PARK Route 430, Big Bonne Bay Pond

709-635-5000 www.jackladder.ca | info@jackladder.ca Located 7 minutes from Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Direct, level access on Route 430. Large sites featuring back-in access, green space, water hookups, sewer hookups and dumping station. Features include horseshoe pits, dog park, gazebo, WiFi hotspot, ice cream, propane exchange, ALC, VLTs, bar/pub with weekly entertainment, wilderness and land & sea tours, ATV rentals, side-by-side rentals. 40

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BARACHOIS POND PROVINCIAL PARK TCH, 24 km from St. George’s, 20 km from Stephenville

709-649-0048 www.nlcamping.ca | parksinfo@gov.nl.ca This park features a hiking trail and two spectacular beaches for swimming. A score of wildlife and bird species along with mountain streams, hikes and panoramic views make this one of the most popular parks in the province to visit! Other services available: activity centre, picnic shelter, group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021.

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SIR RICHARD SQUIRES MEMORIAL PROVINCIAL PARK Route 422, Cormack

709-636-1509 | 1-877-214-2267 www.nlcamping.ca | nlcamping@gov.nl.ca Situated on the mighty Humber River. Between May and August the three-metre high, 87-metre wide waterfall is popular for angling. Large Atlantic salmon can be seen leaping the falls to get upstream to spawn. Other services available: group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort station, outhouses, change table and boat rentals. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021.

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PIRATE’S HAVEN ATV FRIENDLY RV PARK & CAMPGROUND

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J.T. CHEESEMAN PROVINCIAL PARK 10 km east of Port aux Basques

709-695-7222 | 1-877-214-2267 www.nlcamping.ca nlcamping@gov.nl.ca Ten kilometres from the Marine Atlantic ferry terminal in Channel-Port aux Basques. This provincial park features bogs, rolling forested hills, great flora and fauna, a gorgeous sandy beach and freshwater barachois, and a hiking trail with a beautiful waterfall. Other services available: group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021.

Route 404, Robinsons

709-645-2169 / 0601 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca Located 100 km from Port aux Basques and 110 km from Corner Brook. A 3.5 star facility with 45 large, spacious, level and fully serviced sites (30 & 50 amps) including 3 Cabins and 2 Glamping Quarters. Washrooms, showers, volleyball court, playground, snack bar, games room, fire pits, firewood. Excellent Wi-Fi. Licensed restaurant, convenience store and laundromat. Longhouse wheelchair-accessible inside patio. Fully accessible. ATV and side-byside rentals on site. Come and arrange a tour! Let us be your guides with family/group outings with our six-seater.

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GRAND CODROY RV / TENT CAMPING PARK Doyles

709-955-2520 | 1-877-955-2520 www.grandcodroy.com grandcodroyrvcamping@nf.sympatico.ca Home away from home. First off the ferry, providing you with general information on Newfoundland. Fully serviced big rig and beautiful tenting sites. Locally handmade, quality crafts at reasonable prices in Country Craft Shop. Wi-Fi available. One RV rental (remains on site). Please contact for more information.

709-886-2331 www.nlcamping.ca | parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Located near the town of Burgeo and named for its undulating sand dunes and five long expanses of flat, sandy beaches – some of the most magnificent on the island portion of the province. Other services available: change table, group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort station, outhouses and water rescue equipment. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021. 30

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Cox’s Cove THE GREEN MOOSE 14 Pasadena INTERPRETATION CENTRE Corner Brook Steady Roddickton Brook 709-457-2413 www.roddickton.bidearm.ca roddickton@nf.aibn.com Opened in 2009, the Green Moose 460 463 Interpretation Centre explores the 470 460 complex and changing interrelationships between people and Cape 1 the land. Decades of logging around St. George 480 15 Roddickton have created an unexpected result – the perfect River moose habitat. Roddickton – the Brook “Moose Capital of the World” – now has the largest density of 18 South Branch moose in North America. A 16 Doyles nuisance to some, moose – an Burgeo introduced species – are now Ramea 17 Rose Blanche woven into our way of life and may Port aux Basques even prove to be the key to our future. Come see our moose and polar bear! Ca pe

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ASHTON HOUSE Bide Arm 709-457-2413 www.roddickton.bidearm.ca roddickton@nf.aibn.com The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm is currently the proud owner of original houses that were relocated by water from Hooping Harbour in 1969. One of those houses is completely restored back to its original condition and contains memorabilia from Lily and Ashton Cassell, who raised their family here.

St. Anthony Flower’s Cove Main Brook

St. Barbe

50 CENTURIES INTERPRETATION CENTRE 84-92 Michael’s Drive, Bird Cove 709-247-2256 www.50centuries.ca | info@50centuries.ca Our beautiful museum interprets 5,000 years of human history on the Great Northern Peninsula. The centre is a gateway to 36 archaeological sites, craft shop, tea room and several kilometres of ocean-side walking trails where rare plants, birds and marine life can be observed. Check us out on Twitter @50centuries and Facebook.com/50centuries.

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WHER TO STAY

St. Christopher’s Hotel Port aux Basques

Days Inn Stephenville

Cape Anquille Lighthouse Inn Cape Anquille

Hotel Port Aux Basques Port aux Basques

Acadian Hotel Stephenville

1-877-695-2171 • 709-695-2171 hotelpab.com

709-643-5176 acadianhotel.com

Codroy Valley Cottage Country Doyles

Pirate’s Haven ATV Friendly RV Park, Chalets and Adventures Robinsons

Dreamcatcher Lodge Stephenville

TOURS

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Birding by Season Stephenville

1-800-563-4779 stchrishotel.com

709-649-0601 pirateshavenadventures.com

709-643-6666 daysinnstephenville.com

1-888-373-2668 • 709-643-6655 dreamcatcherlodge.ca

709-721-3557

Port aux Basques Marine Excursions Port aux Basques 709-694-0563

1-877-254-6586 • 709-634-2285 linkumtours.com

1-877-655-2720 • 709-955-2720 codroyvalleycottages.ca

Lightkeeper’s Inn B & B Rose Blanche

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FRENCH ROOMS CULTURAL CENTER 83 Fisher Street, Port au Choix 709-861-2142 | 709-861-3409 www.facebook.com/ frenchroomsculturalcentre pacheritage@gmail.com Visit the French Rooms Cultural Center and learn all about the French fishery, Point Riche Lighthouse and the Resettlement Era. Come check out French artifacts, items from the lighthouse, and watch a video of a house being floated to the area. Purchase local crafts and local OCI shrimp at the Gift Shop. Visit the French Bread Oven to see and sample fresh rolls baked in an outdoor oven and served with local jams. Get your picture taken in period costumes while sitting in a French Chaloupe! NURSE BENNETT HERITAGE HOUSE Daniel’s Harbour 709-632-9389 www.nursebennett.ca nursemyra.bennett@gmail.com Heritage house steeped in history. Nurse Myra Bennett was known throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as “Florence Nightingale of the North.” Her volunteer posting evolved into a lifetime of service from her clinic in the family home, restored with original artifacts. Check out the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, where Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe will be playing at the new Nurse Myra Bennett Theatre for the Arts in Cow Head. ARCHES PROVINCIAL PARK (DAY USE PARK) Portland Creek 709-637-2040 parksinfo@gov.nl.ca A short path leads to the beach where a massive rock formation steals all the focus. A massive, porous rock has been lashed by waves for millennia, forming three natural arches, where you can see the wild ocean crashing in. Accessible washrooms and outhouses are available. Cell service in this area. Open midMay 2021 to mid-September 2021.

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DR. HENRY N. PAYNE COMMUNITY MUSEUM/CRAFT SHOP Cow Head 709-243-2023 / 2466 www.facebook.com/dr.henryn.paynemuseum cowheadheritage@gmail.com Tales of virtue and villainy! We tell the story of the role of women in our community. We have an intriguing collection of stories and artifacts, including a 200-year-old weapon from a double-axe murder in 1809; a 700-year-old walrus skull; 4,000-year-old stone tools, primitive hooked mats and more. Take time to visit our museum shop filled with a great selection of handcrafted items. 41 Main Street, North, Rocky Harbour; 709-476-2333; www.sweetrockicecream.ca

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BONNE BAY MARINE STATION Norris Point 709-458-2874 | 709-458-2550 www.bonnebay.mun.ca bonnebaymanager@mun.ca Take a guided tour of our aquarium and discover the awesome creatures living in beautiful Bonne Bay, and incorporate a boat tour or kayaking into your visit.

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JENNIEX HERITAGE HOUSE Norris Point 709-458-2828 | Off Season: 709-458-2896 www.norrispoint.ca | jenniexhouse@gmail.com Entrance of Norris Point. A 1926 typical saltbox house museum with interesting artifacts, craft shop with local handmade crafts, mug-ups and photographer’s lookout. Entrance to the James Humber Walking Trail.

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JACKLADDER TOURS Route 430, Big Bonne Bay Pond 709-635-5000 www.jackladder.ca | info@jackladder.ca Offering wilderness, fishing, and land and sea tours. Adventure to see the Lomond sinkhole; fish on Bonne Bay Pond; experience a cross-country ride and boil-ups. All tours require booking in advance. Contact our events coordinator for details. Ask about our snowmobile tours in the winter season.

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NEWFOUNDLAND INSECTARIUM 2 Bonne Bay Rd., Reidville 1-866-635-5454 NLInsectarium.com Multi-award-winning attraction featuring live tropical butterflies, observation bee hive, and leaf cutter ant colony. Rated the #1 indoor exhibit in Western Newfoundland. A “mustsee” for any visitor to the Gros Morne area.

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PIRATE’S HAVEN ALL INCLUSIVE GUIDED ATV DAY EXCURSIONS Robinsons 709-649-0601 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca Pirate’s Haven all-inclusive guided ATV excursions where natural beauty and adventure awaits. Trail snacks, mug-up lunch & dinner. June 12: Feather ‘N’ Folk (Lobster); July 10: Beaches & Oceans (Steak); August 14: Coastal & Sea Stacks (Chicken & Ribs); September 4: Middle of Nowhere Tour (Jiggs Dinner).

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CODROY VALLEY PROVINCIAL PARK Codroy 709-637-2040 www.tcii.gov.nl.ca | parksinfo@gov.nl.ca This provincial park’s greatest feature has to be its breathtaking beach. This white sandy stretch separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Grand Codroy River. These beaches are the protected nesting grounds of the endangered Piping Plover. Available for angling, walking/hiking; outhouses are available. Open mid-May 2021 to mid-September 2021.

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HARVEY TRAIL / HAIRYMAN’S SAFE HAVEN CAFE Isle aux Morts 709-698-3032 | 709-698-3441

TCH, 20 min. west of Deer Lake Airport; 709-686-2710; www.HumberValley.com (see ad on p. 20)

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CORNER BROOK MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 2 West Street, Corner Brook 709-634-2518 www.cornerbrookmuseum.ca info@cornerbrookmuseum.ca Journey through time in one of Corner Brook’s oldest buildings. Built in 1925 to house the Courtroom, Post Office, Customs and Telegraph Office, this building is now home to collections of natural, cultural and social history of Corner Brook and Western Newfoundland. Museum opening and regulations will be based on the current provincial alert levels. Open dates: May 31 - Oct. 15. Please check our website for opening hours. Group tours will be advised to book ahead. Please contact us for any additional information. Wheelchair Accessible. Admission: Adults $6, Students $4, Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult. Twitter: @cbrookmuseum; Instagram: cbmuseum1997; Facebook: Corner Brook Museum and Archives - Digital Commons.

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www.isleauxmorts.ca | townhalliam@nf.aibn.com Experience a leisurely walk along the shoreline of Harvey’s Trail, where Ann Harvey and her family performed two daring rescues in the 1800s. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Newfoundland meal at the Hairyman Safe Haven Cafe and purchase local crafts at the cafe or visitor’s centre. 18

KING GEORGE IV ECOLOGICAL RESERVE (nearest community) Burgeo www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/natural-areas/ naturalareas@gov.nl.ca A rich delta, part of the Lloyd’s River System, and one of the largest undisturbed river delta sites on the island. An important migratory stop for birds.

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On Stage this Year! Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe

June 25 - August 29, 2021 She delivered more than 700 babies, extracted at least 5,000 teeth, set broken limbs, performed kitchen table operations by lamplight and was known throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as “Florence Nightingale of the North.” This is a wonderful heartfelt portrayal of Nurse Myra Bennett who, for more than 50 years, was the only medical aide along the almost 350 miles of rugged coastline on the Great Northern Peninsula. $35+HST - adults; $17.50+HST - students

The Only Living Father by Tom Cahill

June 26 - August 27, 2021 The life and times of Joey Smallwood, the first Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and the man who brought us into Confederation with Canada in 1949. Colin Furlong, who starred as Joey in “Colony of Unrequited Dreams” by Robert Chafe, is Joey in this one-man tour de force by one of Newfoundland’s best playwrights, Tom Cahill. $35+HST - adults; $17.50+HST - students

Neddy Norris Night Playing July 2-August 27, 2021 A journey through our history and culture featuring traditional Newfoundland music and stories that have been gathered over the years from Newfoundland traditional singers, musicians and poets. $35+HST - adults; $17.50+HST - students

S.S. Ethie - Dinner Theatre by Shane Ellis-Coates

July 17-August 28, 2021 The dinner theatre that started it all! This was our very first production at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in 1996 and it’s been a hit every year since. Based on the true story of the steamship that ran aground just south of Cow Head in 1919 with 92 passengers and crew aboard. Join Captain English, First Mate John Gullage and the crew and passengers of the SS Ethie. $60+HST adults; $30+ HST - children (children’s menu)

To book tickets and for more information call: 1-877-243-2899 email: tnl@theatrenewfoundland.com www.theatrenewfoundland.com Covid-19 Health & Safety protocols, including “bubbled seating,” masking, physical distancing and sanitizing, in place.


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GRENFELL HERITAGE HOTEL & SUITES ★★★1⁄2 St. Anthony 709-454-8395 1-888-450-8398 www.grenfellheritagehotel.ca reservations@grenfellheritagehotel.ca We have a variety of suites available to suit your needs. Rooms with queen beds and kitchen facilities. Honeymoon suite with a king bed and Jacuzzi tub. Free Wi-Fi included in your stay with us. TUCKAMORE LODGE ★★★★ ⁄2 Main Brook; www.tuckamorelodge.com (see ad on p. 23)

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SEA ECHO MOTEL ★★★1⁄2 10 Port au Choix Corner Brook 709-861-3777 www.seaechomotel.ca info@seaechomotel.ca 11 Featuring 30 newly renovated rooms and 3 efficiency units. 490 470 460 Located halfway between Gros Morne National Park and Cape St. George L’Anse aux Meadows 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ideal location for 12 River exploring the wonders of Brook 13 the Viking Trail, an area rich in history, boundless South Branch culture, tradition and great Doyles beauty. Reduced Summer Rates $99-$110; Two-Bed14 Rose Blanche room Cottages $150. Bagged Breakfast included 15 Port aux Basques for two people.

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VALHALLA B&B AND VACATION RENTALS ★★★★ Gunners Cove 709-754-3105 1-877-623-2018 www.valhalla-lodge.com ginanoordhof@gmail.com Dine, Explore & Stay with Valhalla. Situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the perfect vantage point for watching whales and icebergs on Iceberg Alley. The Valhalla is located only 5 minutes from the L’Anse aux Meadows UNESCO World Heritage Viking Site. This is an established bed and breakfast that offers travellers welcoming accommodations and Viking experience. See icebergs and whales from your guest room window.

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OCEAN VIEW HOTEL ★★★1⁄2 38-42 Main Street, Rocky Harbour, Gros Morne National Park 709-458-2730 1-800-563-9887 www.theoceanview.ca info@theoceanview.ca Gros Morne’s Premiere Waterfront Hotel Experince. Cozy waterfront rooms, upscale casual dining and live entertainment featuring Anchors Aweigh and epic Kitchen Parties. It’s all waiting for you at Gros Morne’s flagship hotel.

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VICTORIAN MANOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES ★★★1⁄2 Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park 709-453-2485 | 709-458-7381 www.grosmorneescapes.com vmanorgrosmorne@eastlink.ca Featuring Suites and Vacation Homes right here in Gros Morne National Park. Each with spectacular views of Gros Morne Mountain, Bonne Bay, and the Tablelands – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to visit the Merchant Warehouse Retro Cafe & Wine Bar in Woody Point & the Seaside Restaurant at Trout River. Great food & views!

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MIDDLE BROOK COTTAGES & CHALETS ★★★★ Glenburnie, Gros Morne National Park 709-453-2332 www.middlebrookcottages.com info@middlebrookcottages.com A 4-star facility featuring cottages, chalets and non-efficiency suites. Chalets feature loft bedroom and balcony. New Deluxe Adult Retreat Cottage is a “must-see.” For a romantic getaway or wedding celebration, the honeymoon cottage is the perfect retreat, complete with a whirlpool bath. Or the Jacuzzi suite could certainly meet your needs. Tranquil setting with pine interior and tasteful décor. Fully air-conditioned. Playground, gift shop, laundromat and fire pit with complimentary firewood, all onsite. Convenient access to Middle Brook waterfalls and natural swimming areas.

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JACKLADDER COTTAGES ★★★★1⁄2 Route 430, Big Bonne Bay Pond 709-635-5000 www.jackladder.ca info@jackladder.ca Only 7 minutes from Gros Morne National Park, facing White Hills with your back to Bonne Bay Big Pond. Cottages feature 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchens, Wi-Fi, satellite TV. Offroad parking, minutes from the Jackladder main building. Quiet locations, BBQs, fire pits and deck. Laundry facilities available. Meal plans and discounts for all our tours who stay at the Jackladder cottages. Online booking available.

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HUMBER VALLEY RESORT ★★★★1⁄2 TCH, 20 min. west of Deer Lake Airport; 709-686-2710; www.HumberValley.com (see ad on p. 20)

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GEORGE’S MOUNTAIN VILLAGE CABINS ★★★1⁄2 Steady Brook, Corner Brook 709-639-8168 www.georgesskiworld.com georgesmountainvillage@gmail.com Thirteen cozy and comfortable cabins available to rent nightly all year round. One-, twoand three-bedroom cabins (some with Jacuzzi tub). Amenities include: full kitchens, cable TV and DVD, propane fireplaces, free Wi-Fi and BBQ in common cook area. Pets welcome in select cabins only, for an additional charge; must advise upon booking as several of our cabins are strictly not pet friendly. Cabins start at $149 per night, double occupancy with additional charges for each extra person. Children under 13 stay free. $50 reservation deposit required. No refunds on cancellations made less than 14 days before the reservation date. Contact the reservation desk for details. (see ad on p. 17)

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DREAMCATCHER LODGE ★★★ 14 Main Street, Stephenville 709-643-6655 1-888-373-2668 www.dreamcatcherlodge.ca dreamcatcher14@eastlink.ca Nestled in the west end of Main Street is a 30-room hotel/motel. It was constructed in the early 1950s by an original settler to Stephenville (formerly known as Acadian Village). The Dreamcatcher Lodge offers 10 standard hotel rooms and 20 efficiency units. When the day’s fun is over, leave your dreams to us!

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PIRATE’S HAVEN CHALETS, GLAMPING & ADVENTURES ★★★★ Route 404, Robinsons 709-649-0601 | 709-645-2169 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca Your gateway to nature’s playground; your destination for safe fun & adventure! Intimate or group special occasions, weekend getaways, health and wellness retreats, and ATV groups. Enjoy a leisurely stay at our 4-star chalets with outdoor hot tub, sauna, queensize rooms, BBQ, Wi-Fi, ocean and mountain views from the patio. Close to walking trails and swimming holes. Longhouse Restaurant serves home-cooked meals, caters to dietary needs and group catering. Salmon and trout fishing licences, guides and customized packages available. Glamping Quarters cater to couples offering a romantic & intimate setting. ATV and side-by-side rentals on site. We offer ATV customized guided tours – coastal, back country and T’Railway terrain. Look for our Guided ATV Excursions: June 12, Feather ‘n’ Folk; July 10, Beaches & Oceans; August 14, Coastal & Sea Stacks; September 4, Middle of Nowhere Tour. If you’re an outdoors enthusiast seeking fun and adventure in nature’s playground, Pirate’s Haven is your destination. (see ad on p. 22) SUNNYHOLLOW COTTAGES ★★★1⁄2 Route 404, Robinsons 1-855-645-3916 www.sunnyhollowcottage.ca natasha_boyd@eastlink.ca Sunnyhollow Cottages has a two-bedroom Aframe, and a one-bedroom bungalow. Quiet, private and fully equipped. Located just over an hour from the Port aux Basques ferry. Perfect for the travellers wanting to start their vacation or relax before heading home. BBQ, firepit, horseshoe pitch and walking trail to Robinsons River. Great for salmon fishers. We are nestled within a half-hour drive of nine West Coast salmon rivers. Check us out on Facebook!

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HOTEL PORT AUX BASQUES ★★★1⁄2 2 Grand Bay Rd., Port aux Basques 709-695-2171 1-877-695-2171 hotelpab.com info@hotelpab.com Overlooking beautiful Grand Bay with a spectacular view of majestic mountains and ocean. Amenities: Autism-friendly with sensory room, 3 km from ferry, 32” flat screen TVs, 100% smoke-free and pet-free, fridge in all rooms, microwave upon request, quiet air-conditioned rooms, housekeeping units and suite with Jacuzzi, family restaurant with healthy choices and wild game menu, lounge, free Wi-Fi, private bath, laundry, near Tim Hortons and Railway Heritage Museum, walking trail, sandy beaches, pool, shopping, library, hospital, fast food outlets. Rooms $109.99 $129.99, suites $139.99 - $179.99, family rate $119.99.

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ST. CHRISTOPHER’S HOTEL ★★★1⁄2 Port aux Basques 709-695-3500 1-800-563-4779 www.stchrishotel.com booking@stchrishotel.com Nestled on a hillside with a panoramic ocean view. Downtown location, harbour boardwalk and proximity to the Gulf ferry make this the perfect touring base. Featuring 83 newly airconditioned guest rooms and suites, restaurant, pub, fitness room, guest laundry facilities, wheelchair accessible, elevator, free cable, high-speed internet, and business centre access. (see ad on p. 28)

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The burning in your quads, the sweat trick-

ling down your back, the weight of your knapsack – all forgotten the moment you reach the summit and drink in the view laid out before you. It’s the reward at the end of the trail, the reason you set out that day full of energy and ambition, the goal that kept you going up, up, up. It’s such an incredible feeling that you’ll probably do it again tomorrow, on some other trail to another view that you’ve seen in pictures and have to see for yourself.

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Newfoundland and Labrador is criss-crossed with hiking and walking trails. Some of them date back centuries, tracing old footpaths that connected communities long before railroads and highways. Others are new boardwalks and lookouts, part of the tourism infrastructure. Municipalities all over the province have created new paths that lead to more robust destinations, opening up vistas and experiences that get their towns added to bucket lists. Samantha Dalley photo Imagine what the Gros Morne Mountain and Western Brook Pond trails have done for Rocky Harbour Many municipalities have and other communities in the national developed easily accessible park, or what the East Coast Trail has trails, such as the popular done for the Avalon Peninsula. The Town Chance Cove trail. of Rigolet in Labrador raised its profile by constructing the longest boardwalk in tions; and several lead to abandoned North America! communities with weather-worn homes With thousands of kilometres of coastand centuries-old gravestones. line and thousands of acres of undevelThere are so many good things to be oped wilderness, this province has endsaid about hiking as a summer activity. It less opportunities to explore nature on doesn’t cost anything to do a short trek: foot, at your own pace. There’s everyequipment can be as minimal as sturdy thing from challenging, expert level, footwear, sunblock, bug spray and a hat. multi-day hiking to casual morning It counts as exercise even if it doesn’t strolls. Even the shortest jaunts have feel like it. The fresh air is good for both priceless rewards – wild animal sightthe body and the soul. There are trails ings, berries to pick and eat, ponds to for all ages and abilities. It’s a good famswim in, beaches to comb, history to disily activity as well as an enjoyable solo cover. At least one trail, located in venture. And, most important, the photo Robert’s Arm, has a legendary lake monopportunities on all these walks and ster; more than one leads to a shiphikes will make your social pages blow wreck; some have old military installaup! #naturalbeauty #blessed

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NL Trekking

Bucket List The Boardwalk

Brimstone Head

Just over 8 km long, it’s claimed to be the longest boardwalk in North America.

It’s a short hike (2 km return) up the stairs to a 360-degree view of the island. This summit is one of the four corners of the Earth, according to the Flat Earth Society.

Rigolet

The Pioneer Path Southern Labrador

Mapped for 15.9 km (so far), this wilderness path follows traditional routes between Forteau and L’Anse au Clair.

The Gravels

Port au Port West This 6.4-km relatively easy trail includes wildlife sightings, highly unusual rock formations and beautiful ocean views.

Alexander Murray Hiking Trail King’s Point

Named for the first person to create a geological map of NL, it’s primarily known for the beautiful scenery in Green Bay – oh, and its 2,200 steps!

Rockcut Trails Twillingate

A system of trails skirting the craggy coastline of Twillingate’s north and south islands. Choose an adventure featuring beaches, osprey nests, sea arch, berry patches, lighthouse and more.

Fogo Island

Skerwink Trinity East

Sea stacks, sea birds, whales, icebergs and more reward hikers on this 5.3-km looped trail that includes views of Port Rexton and Trinity.

B-36 Crash Site Burgoyne’s Cove

It’s a moderate 2.3-km woodsy trek to the site of a 1953 plane crash that killed all 23 crew members. The wreckage is a sobering sight and an information plaque explains what happened here.

East Coast Trail

Eastern Avalon Peninsula A network of 25 marked trails that stretch from Topsail Beach to Cape St. Francis to Cappahayden, with varying lengths and difficulty, a range of views and experiences – something for everyone.

Gros Morne Mountain Gros Morne National Park

At 16 km from the parking lot to the 806metre summit and back, the view – and the bragging rights – is worth the effort.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Edition How many things on this list have you NEVER done? Check them off, then add them up to see where you rate as a NLer (natural or wannabe). Gone Moose Hunting

Been on George Street

Gone Berry Picking

Caught a Trout

Seen an Iceberg Roll Over

Rowed a Boat

Had a Boil Up

Drank Screech

Seen the Northern Lights

Seen a Whale Breach

Been Gravel Pit Camping

Danced a Jig

Played the Spoons

Been to the Top of Gros Morne

Seen a Puffin Fly

Gone Mummering

Gone on a Boat Tour

Seen a Pitcher Plant in the Wild

Swam in the Atlantic Ocean

Jigged for Cod

Cooked Jiggs Dinner

Hiked a Part of the East Coast Trail

Been to the Torngat Mountains

Taken the Ferry to Labrador

How’d you do?

Add up your scores to see where you placed!

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GEORGE HUXTER MEMORIAL PARK Springdale

709-673-3808 www.townofspringdale.ca park.springdale@gmail.com Great family camping, wooded and serene. Superb amenities with nearby views of Indian River Falls and salmon run. Scenic 6-km riverside trails, wildlife galore. Each campsite with firepit. Overflow parking lot campsites. Wi-Fi hotspots. Two free swim passes upon check-in.

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Boat Launch

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Angling

Cabins

RVsites

Hiking

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Dumping

Swimming

Snack Bar

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Boat Tours

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MARY MARCH WILDERNESS PARK Buchans Junction

709-672-7074 | 709-672-7777 www.marymarchpark.wordpress.com steveharris007@yahoo.ca Located in beautiful Buchans Junction, Mary March Wilderness Park is right on the shoreline of Newfoundland’s second largest lake, the historic Red Indian Lake. We promote the natural beauty and wilderness within the park and nearby areas. The park has access to the ATV Trail System as well as 9.5 km of hiking trails, including a nature walk along the lakeshore where the Beothuks lived, hunted, fished and enjoyed nature. 60

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709-489-8780 709-489-7350 www.erma.ca sangerrvpark@erma.ca Camp in comfort overlooking the Exploits River, one of the top producing Atlantic salmon rivers in North America and conveniently just minutes from downtown amenities in Grand Falls-Windsor.

709-530-2312 709-530-2309 www.facebook.com/rvparklumsden/ townoflumsden@nf.aibn.com A beautiful family campground with clean and spacious sites. Located on a well-known salmon river, the park offers fresh and salt water swimming (unsupervised), a beautiful sandy beach, serviced and unserviced sites, exceptional rates and seasonal specials, with permitted campfires on site. Only a 5-minute drive away you will find a newly constructed comfort station with laundry and shower facilities, and an RV dumping station.

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NOTRE DAME PROVINCIAL PARK Notre Dame Junction

709-535-2379 www.nlcamping.ca |parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Located in Central Newfoundland, you can experience the beauty of our natural landscape while being located between the larger centres of Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor. The freshwater pond features a lovely sandy beach and great swimming, canoeing and angling. Other services available: group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021. 100

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HAROLD W. DUFFETT SHRINERS RV PARK Eastport

709-677-2438 | 709-424-6119 1-877-313-2322 www.shrinersparkeastport.com shrinersparkoffice@eastlink.ca The Harold W. Duffett Shriners RV Park is a full-service RV park located on the Eastport Peninsula with a 10-minute drive to beaches, restaurants, the Happy Adventure boat & kayak tours, whale watching, and the NEW Damnable Trail. Open mic, shuffleboard, horseshoe competitions for your enjoyment. Check our website for updates! 147

Route 340, Virgin Arm

709-629-3350 www.nlcamping.ca | parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Dildo Run Provincial Park, on New World Island, is perfectly positioned. It’s located just a quick drive from the ferry to famous Fogo Island. Likewise, historic Twillingate, Moreton’s Harbour and all the communities “around the circle” are close by! Other services available: group camping, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA 709-533-2801|1-877-737-3783 www.pc.gc.ca/terranova MALADY HEAD CAMPGROUND 5 km from Route 1 on 310; 87 Sites NEWMAN SOUND CAMPGROUND 2 km from Route 1; 297 sites

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Actually, our icebergs are just the tip of the iceberg.

Explore magical Twillingate with its coastline, icebergs, whales and endless trails. And after a hard day’s play, we invite you to a soft night’s stay at the award-winning Anchor Inn Hotel, Alphabet Fleet Inn and Hodge Premises.

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SPRINGDALE HERITAGE CENTRE 326 Main St., Springdale www.springdaleheritage.ca heritagespringdale@gmail.com Constructed in the 1950s as a provincial courthouse, the interior has been renovated to reflect 1850s architecture with colonial mouldings, hardwood flooring and a 20-foot vaulted ceiling in the main viewing gallery. Springdale’s rich history is portrayed in over 100 professionally framed black-and-white photographs. Inside is one of rural Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest taxidermy display of over 60 mammals and birds. Open Tues. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2 BUMBLEBEE BIGHT INN & BREWERY CO.

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BOTWOOD HERITAGE MUSEUM & FLYING BOAT MUSEUM Airbase Botwood 709-257-4612 / 4134 / 2839 www.botwoodnl.ca botwoodheritage@hotmail.com Flying Boat Museum and Heritage Centre. Exhibits about our rich aviation history; WWII cottage hospital; European explorers; ship-building; Beothuk room; antique snowmobile collection; PBY Catalina; Heritage Today Gift Shoppe; long gun collection; Falkenberg room; Thomas Collection; WWII ammunition bunkers, marina and world-class murals. Plus walking trails, guided tours and RV dumping station. Opening subject to change due to COVID-19. Please call ahead or email.

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TOWN OF POINT LEAMINGTON HERITAGE CENTRE Point Leamington 709-484-3289 | 709-484-3772 www.townofpointleamington.ca ptleamington@nf.aibn.com Heritage Centre is located on the banks of Mill River, an excellent salmon river, and is adjacent to Rowsell’s Hill Nature Trail. It is on Route 350. The centre is wheelchair accessible. Open last week of June until Labour Day. Drop by our coffee shop and Aunt Ethel’s Kitchen. Centre has a Gift Shop. RV site in the immediate area with dumping station. Check us out on Facebook at “Town of Point Leamington.”

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BEOTHUK INTERPRETATION CENTRE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Boyd’s Cove 709-656-3114 www.seethesites.ca beothuk@seethesites.ca Can you hear the trees whispering on the trail to a vanished village? Red ochre, nails forged into spears, sacred offerings blowing in the wind. Listen and you’ll discover the stories of the Beothuk. Tour the interpretation centre, where exhibits and artifacts foster an appreciation for this unique, and now vanished, culture.

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AUK ISLAND WINERY Durrell, Twillingate 709-884-2707 www.aukislandwinery.com info@aukislandwinery.com Sip from a glass of our delicious, locally sourced berry wines while you take in the icebergs drifting by and watch whales at play. Take a tour of our winery and enjoy a wine tasting from May to September. Stay a little or stay awhile, when you settle into our beautiful Auk Island Suite, conveniently located above the winery, Auk Island Restaurant and Downhome Shoppe.

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DURRELL MUSEUM & CRAFTS Durrell 709-884-2780 durrellmuseumandcrafts@gmail.com See the mounted polar bear exhibit and the many artifacts portraying the history and culture of the community, including the Arm Lads Brigade. NEW EXHIBIT on The Great Auk. Open from June to September. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday thru Saturday.

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MUSICAL EVENING WITH THE SPLIT PEAS Performing Arts Centre (The Gate), Southside Twillingate 709-884-2825 / 2282 / 2801 margaretmanuel@personainternet.com Every THURSDAY evening at 7:00 p.m. from June 17 to Aug. 26, 2021. Admission $25. CDs for sale. For reservations, call The Twillingate Museum: 709-884-2825. Tickets can be picked up on the day of the performance 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more info, call 709-884-2282 / 2801.

BAY DU NORD WILDERNESS RESERVE

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SALMONID INTERPRETATION CENTRE & GIFT SHOP 100 Taylor Rd., Grand Falls-Windsor 709-489-2192 www.erma.ca salmonidcentre@erma.ca Watch wild Atlantic salmon jump and swim through the fishway passage system on the Grand Falls, at one of the largest Atlantic salmon enhancement projects in North America. NORTH ATLANTIC AVIATION MUSEUM 135 Trans-Canada Hwy, Gander 709-256-2923 www.northatlanticaviationmuseum.com info@northatlanticaviationmuseum.com A must-see in Gander! Drop by to explore Gander’s aviation history and the development of transatlantic flight. Learn about Gander’s top secret role during WWII, and how the town earned the nickname “Crossroads of the World” and tore a hole in the Iron Curtain. Hear the story of Gander’s unexpected role in the days following 9/11, see World Trade Center steel and experience our 9/11 Beyond Words Tour for yourself. Summer hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

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TWILLINGATE NEW WORLD ISLAND DINNER THEATRE 115 Main Street, Twillingate 709-571-2773 | 709-884-2300 www.vacationintheisles.com watersidecabins@outlook.com Twillingate New World Island Dinner Theatre consists of Newfoundland music, songs and skits; all-around comedy suitable for all ages. Dinner Choices: Pan-Fried Cod, PanFried Salmon or Stuffed Chicken Breast ($39); Lobster & Mussel Dinner ($45); Kid’s meal of Chicken Fingers & Fries ($17.50). Prices include dinner & theatre. Come and enjoy an evening of food and fun. Seasonal, but we take bookings all year round. Debit or Cash only. Please contact for more info.

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TWILLINGATE MUSEUM Twillingate 709-884-2825 www.tmacs.ca info@tmacs.ca Museum depicts life at the turn of the 20th century. Theme exhibits: Opera singer Georgina Stirling, Maritime Archaic and Beothuk artifacts, genealogy and cemetery data.

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DEADMAN’S BAY PROVINCIAL PARK (DAY USE) Deadman’s Bay 709-637-2040 www.env.gov.nl.ca/parks parksinfo@gov.nl.ca The faint of heart needn’t worry; this park is anything but scary. Phenomenal would be a better way to describe the beautiful beach here. 72 hectares of fine white-beige sand that provides a fantastic view of icebergs in the summer. Outhouses available. Cell service in this area. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

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WINDAMERE LOG CABINS ★★★1⁄2 Route 391, Rattling Brook 709-268-3863 www.windamerecabins.com windamerecabins@nfsales.com Ocean-view, cozy log cabins, each with two bedrooms and full bath, living room and kitchen space. One wheelchair-accessible unit. All units are smoke-free; Wi-Fi and cable TV included; all accessories are in cabins. Walking trails to the 800-foot-high Rattling Brook Falls. View of whales, icebergs and eagles, and picnic areas all at walking distance. Great shops also nearby. $169 per night, taxes included.

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COFFEE COVE SEASIDE RETREAT ★★★1⁄2 Green Bay, Route 392, Coffee Cove 709-267-5544 www.coffeecoveretreat.com info@coffeecoveretreat.com The ideal waterfront setting to experience the natural beauty of Newfoundland. Choose from one of our unique fully equipped cottages: our 1-bedroom Lighthouse Cottage or the 1890s 2-bedroom saltbox house. Both cottages have large decks overlooking the water. Chosen by Downhome magazine in 2011 as one of 12 unique places to stay in Atlantic Canada. Received 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. explore 2021 : 51


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RIVERFRONT CHALETS ★★★★★ 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor, Route 1 TCH 709-486-0892 www.riverfrontchalets.ca info@riverfrontchalets.ca Our four 2-bedroom Chalets and 3-bedroom Vacation Home are all Jacuzzi suites with riverfront views. Chalets have hot tubs, kitchens, BBQs, and a beautiful riverside fireplace. Open year-round with snowmobile, ATV and rafting adventures. Romance and dining packages available. (see ad on p. 64)

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RUM RUNNERS ROOST B&B ★★★★ 139 Main St., Twillingate 709-884-5566 1-877-898-5566 www.rumrunnersroost.ca rumrunner@nf.sympatico.ca or BnB@rumrunnersroost.ca Open from May to October. A beautifully restored Newfoundland home, in the heart of the town of Twillingate, with ocean view from all of the four stunning guestrooms. Each guest room includes queen/twin beds, en suites, WiFi, complimentary use of kitchen, teas, coffees, full breakfast menu, cable TV. Easy access to hiking trails, boat tours (whale, iceberg watching), local entertainment. English, German, Spanish, French language. Wheelchair accessible, canine family members welcomed (no extra charge). $142-$156 per night (based on double occupancy).

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WATERSIDE COTTAGES ★★★★ Twillingate 709-571-2509 | 709-290-9805 www.vacationintheisles.com watersidecabins@outlook.com Four new cabins located on the waterfront in Twillingate; 2 with two-bedrooms and 2 with one-bedroom. Each with a separate patio and BBQ pit. Honeymoon cabin equipped with Jacuzzi. Ned’s Place, a 3-bedroom vacation home ($250 per night). Fabulous getaway vacation spot. Two-bedroom - $199, Honeymoon suite - $189, wheelchair accessible $169.

★★★ Gaultois; 709841-4141; www.gaultoisinn.com (see ad on p. 54)

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★★★ 373 Main St., Lewisporte; www.brittanyinns.ca (see ad on p. 52)

5 BRITTANY INNS

★★★★1⁄2 203 Main St., Lewisporte; www.islandsvilla.ca (see ad on p. 42)

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AUK ISLAND WINERY SUITE ★★★★ 29 Durrell St., Twillingate 709-884-2707 1-877-639-4637 www.aukislandwinery.com info@aukislandwinery.com Experience Twillingate this summer and stay at the Auk Island Suite, located above Auk Island Winery. The Suite opens into 12’ ceilings of an open concept kitchen and living area splashed with bold, beautiful colours. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, or wine and dine downstairs at Auk Island Winery & Restaurant. Spacious bedrooms include a master suite with a queen bed and a full en suite, and a second bedroom with a double bed. Relax on a private balcony with a beautiful view of Durrell Arm. Starting at $149 per night, additional nights $119. Off-season rate starting at $99 per night.

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★★★★ Twillingate; stay@twillingate.com (see ad on p. 43)

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LORL GUESTHOUSE ★★★★ The Shore Highway, Route 320, Indian Bay 416-991-4887 Facebook.com/Lorlguesthouse Lorlguesthousereservations@gmail.com Come from away and stay in beautiful Indian Bay. Located on “The Shore Highway” where there are many things to do and see, including heritage buildings, icebergs, whale watching, motorcycling and exceptional scenery. Indian Bay is very well known for its recreational sports fishing of Speckled Trout and Atlantic Salmon. We are also a gateway to the ocean for various experiences! Email for info! Motorcycle friendly and garage space available. $175 per night, 3 bedrooms, full house rental, Wi-Fi / cable.

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FRESHWATER INN ★★★★1⁄2 Gambo 709-674-5577 1-877-674-5577 www.freshwaterinn.com freshwaterinn@nf.sympatico.ca Nestled in the forest on a quiet ocean cove, Freshwater Inn offers superior accommodations to visitors in Newfoundland’s beautiful Kittiwake Coast. Large private guest rooms with private entrance. Vaulted ceilings, private en suite, elegant furnishings, soft towels and linens. Satellite TV, fax, internet service, full breakfast included. 4 Rooms. 3 @ $135 each. Air-conditioned suite @ $145. Port Blandford; www.terranovagolfnl.com (see ad on inside front cover)

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Glowing red embers rise above the swirling smoke, disappearing into the inky night and replaced by twinkling white lights of the celestial dome overhead. Though they are unseen dark shapes against a dark sky, the treetops make their presence known as they rustle in the welcome breeze of a warm summer night. The rising moon shines on the lake, and just beyond its beam a loon calls. Another replies. The strains of a distant guitar and the chorus of tipsy singers travel through the woods, though not loud enough to drown out the crackle of the small fire or break the trance brought on by flickering flames of yellow, blue and red. The air smells of pine, spruce, grass and dirt – but also of charred wood, BBQ sauce and marshmallows. It’s the perfect end to the perfect day of a camping vacation. As the final embers die down and the last of

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the day’s energy is spent, you drag yourself to bed. Where you turn in to get the perfect night’s sleep can be an adventure in itself. First-time campers generally start out in a tent, communing with Mother Earth in a sleeping bag on a soft pad. The only thing more back to nature than that would be in a hammock under a tree. (Though in Newfoundland and Labrador, with its cooler nights and unpredictable weather, some shelter is always better than none.) People more committed to camping vacations will usually invest in some kind of camper, from a tow-along hardtop to a fully equipped motorhome, Wi-Fi and satellite included. Continued on page 60

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No matter the shelter, as long as it’s portable it can be set up almost anywhere. There are beautifully designed campgrounds with various amenities for comfort and activities located all over Newfoundland and in Labrador. Not only are they attractive destinations, but they also make economical and convenient bases for touring regions of the province. For the really adventurous, set up camp wherever you stop for the night – even near the side of the highway, or what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians call “gravel pit camping.” If you want to go camping but don’t own any gear and aren’t that outdoorsy, or you just want to have a really cool experience, give “glamping” a go. Glamping is basically glamourous camping, where the shelter is fancy. There are several places

in this province where you can rent a tent or a yurt that is outfitted with a comfy bed, fancy linens and pillows, and mood lighting, like a hotel room under the stars. In our National Parks, there are even furnished A-framed cabins and teardropshaped treehouses you can rent for the night. When morning comes, and the early light filters through the trees, take the time to savour that steaming cup of coffee or tea. Breathe deeply that fresh, dewy air. With the sizzle of the bacon and the crack of the eggshells, soon you’ll tuck into the best breakfast known to humans. Nothing beats the smell and taste of food cooked outdoors. Another perfect start to another perfect day of camping in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Glamping Around NL THE TORNGATS Torngat Mountains National Park www.thetorngats.com/experiences/ accommodations

ELEPHANTS HEAD GLAMPING Trout River www.Elephantsheadrvpark.com

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK oTENTik

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THE HOMESTEAD ADVENTURES GLAMPING Badger’s Quay, New-Wes-Valley www.Thehomesteadadventures.com

Gros Morne National Park www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/ terranova/activ/camping/oTENTik

LUXURY SOUTH RIVER PODS

’OME SWEET ’OME

RUSSELLTOWN INN & VACATION HOMES

Burlington, NL www.Omesweetome.com

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Bonavista www.Russelltowninn.com

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The droplet of cool water is welcome on your

skin as it drips from the paddle arching overhead before dipping back down into the sea. The sun is warm on your face, and the only things casting shadows are the passing seabirds and towering coastline. The air is salty and you don’t need a shell to hear the ocean. The sea moves beneath you, jostling you slightly like a mom gently bouncing a baby on her knee. In a kayak you don’t just ride on the water, you travel with it. The connection with the ocean from the shell of a kayak is palpable. Newfoundland and Labrador has thousands of kilometres of craggy coastline broken by harbours and coves from which to launch a kayak. Looking out to sea, there could be icebergs, sea birds, schools of fish,

porpoises, jellyfish, turtles, belugas and other whales on the horizon – all sorts of chance encounters. Looking back to shore, there are grassy headlands, clifftop lighthouses, busy harbours, idyllic coves, sea stacks and caves – views that you’ll never get from dry land. The stillness of really early morning or late evening can lead to some unforgettable moments, when the sea is like liquid mercury and the sky is a painter’s canvas.

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While boating has been a part of the Newfoundland and Labrador scene since the earliest Indigenous peoples fished and travelled the waterways, recreational paddling is a newer activity. There are a lot more kayaks on the highways these days, strapped to the roofs of everything from small cars to motorhomes. It’s a generally affordable watersport and easy to learn. It provides a “go at your own pace” adventure and you can do it anywhere with water access. If you don’t have your own equipment, there are a number of tour companies in several vacation hotspots that would be glad to take you out for a paddle. On the Avalon Peninsula you might find yourself exploring the cliffs of Bell Island or the waterfalls and caves on the Southern Shore. You can admire the shoreline view of historic Trinity during a trip to this charming Bonavista Peninsula town. Paddle past icebergs, migrating whales and osprey nests in Central Newfoundland. On the west coast, Bonne Bay proves itself a jewel of Gros Morne National Park when explored from a kayak. And in Labrador, adventure awaits along routes travelled for millennia by the Indigenous people of the north. If you go prepared with all the right sporting and safety equipment, emergency supplies, snacks and a waterproof camera, you can have no better summer experience than kayaking (unless you’re a landlubber!).

Kayaking Tours in NL A WILDER EXPERIENCE

Cape Broyle www.aWilderExperience.com

OCEAN QUEST ADVENTURES Conception Bay South www.OceanQuestAdventures.com

TRINITY ECO-TOURS Trinity www.TrinityEcoTours.com

THE HOMESTEAD ADVENTURES New-Wes-Valley www.theHomesteadAdventures.com

ADVENTURES NEWFOUNDLAND Fortune Harbour AdventuresNL.ca

GROS MORNE ADVENTURES Norris Point www.GrosMorneAdventures.com

CENTRAL NL JUST WEST OF GFW

OUTDOOR HOT TUBS • ROMANCE • DINING • SNOWMOBILING • RAFTING • ATV TRAILS

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Guide to Symbols 50 No. of Sites

Fire Pits

Beach

Campsites

Angling

Interpretation

RVsites

Hiking

Dumping

Swimming

Showers

Boat Tours

Picnic Area

Canoeing

Playground

Amp Service

Laundromat

Catalina 230

230

1

Bay de Verde

New Chelsea Lower Island Cove

Swift Current

Winterton Heart’s Content

Goobies

Northern Bay 70

10

1

Carbonear

80

Bellevue

210

Arnold’s Cove

Restaurant

Paradise Bay Roberts

Long Harbour

8 7

Bay Bulls

6

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Witless Bay 90

Colinet

ATM

Mount Pearl

Brigus

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Snack Bar Public Phone

9 St. John’s

Dildo

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Monkston

Pets

Grates Cove

Old Perlican

Clarenville

Shelter

Cabins

Po Tri rt Rex nit y ton

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Thorburn Lake

Internet/WiFi

Boat Launch

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Charleston

Water Hookup

Store

Elliston

King’s Cove

Salmonier

Placentia

11 La Manche Ferryland

100

Garnish Frechman’s Cove

92

Marystown

90

Cappahayden

4 St. Bride’s

Lawn

10

Branch

Burin

Fortune

St. Stephen’s

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St. Lawrence

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Lamaline

TCH 1 at Thorburn Lake; 1-877-330-3319; www.LakesideatThorburn.ca; 105 sites (see ad on p. 72)

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3 CABOT HI-WAY RV TRAILER PARK

Charleston;1-877-654-2316; cabothiwaycabins@gmail.com; 51 RV sites

LOCKSTON PATH PROVINCIAL PARK

FRENCHMAN’S COVE PROVINCIAL PARK

Route 236, 6 km north of Port Rexton

Route 213, Frenchman’s Cove

709-464-3553 www.nlcamping.ca|parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Near beautiful Port Rexton and historic Trinity on the Bonavista Peninsula, which provides a great base camp for all nearby attractions. With sheltered campsites, two hiking trails and the sandy beaches of Freshwater Pond – an unforgettable stay is ensured! Other services available: group camping, activity centre, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort station, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

709-826-2753 www.nlcamping.ca |parksinfo@gov.nl.ca The Burin Peninsula is yet another area of beauty, culture and history. Frenchman’s Cove Provincial Park is located on the west side of the peninsula on Route 213. Its natural freshwater barachois and short hiking trail offer fantastic views. Other services available: group camping, golf, activity centre, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

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BELLEVUE BEACH CAMPGROUND

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Bellevue Beach

709-442-4536 www.bellevuebeachcampground.com ivananderson@bellevuebeach.com Bellevue Beach Campground separates beautiful Broad Lake from the Atlantic Ocean. RV overflow. Boat tours within 50 km, in Dildo. Whale and osprey watching, and caplin spawning site. Refreshments kiosk.

WATERFORD RIVER VALLEY CAMPGROUND 1161 Topsail Rd., Mount Pearl

www.wrvcampground.com info@wrvcampground.com A secret garden in the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital region, on the banks of the Waterford River in the City of Mount Pearl. An accessible family-friendly venue for an urban camping experience on approximately 15 acres of original growth forest, away from the bustle of city life yet close to many amenities.

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515 Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove

Exit 32 Brigus Junction, TCH 1

709-335-PARK (7275) www.marineparknl.com info@marineparknl.com Convenience store, NLC Express, and Parkside RV Sales and Service on site. Laundry facilities, wheelchair-accessible washrooms. Golf cart and pedal boat rentals, hiking trails and swimming. Fire pits available for rent. Wi-Fi hotspots. Family park, quiet hours enforced.

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BUTTER POT PROVINCIAL PARK Route 1, TCH, 36 km west of St. John’s

709-685-1853 www.nlcamping.ca parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Ponds are the major attraction here with numerous spots to swim, fish and paddle. You can spot all the major bodies of water from the top of Butter Pot Hill, but don’t forget your camera – the view is incredible! Other services available: group camping, golf, boat rental, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

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709-685-1823 www.nlcamping.ca parksinfo@gov.nl.ca A trail through boreal forest will lead you to a 50-metre suspension bridge crossing a river rushing into the sea. On the other side lies the abandoned village of La Manche, and the foundations of homes and outbuildings left behind. Other services available: group camping, golf, activity centre, firewood, trailer storage, Wi-Fi hotspot, water taps, accessible comfort stations, outhouses and change table. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

BLUE FIN RV/TRAILER PARK Holyrood

709-229-5500 www.bluefinrv.com info@bluefinrv.com Family owned and operated park. Just 20 minutes from St. John’s and major tourist attractions. Wake up to the sun rising on the pond and the cry of the loons. Stay for a day, a week, a month or all season. New recreation facilities include basketball and ball hockey court, playground and heated in-ground pool. Propane refills and dumping station open to the public. All sites are 3-way hookup. Free Wi-Fi. Come and discover the Avalon’s best kept secret RV park. 105

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LA MANCHE PROVINCIAL PARK Route 10, La Manche Valley

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MARINE PARK JELLYSTONE PARK

GUSHUE’S POND PARK

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CHANCE COVE PROVINCIAL PARK DAY USE Route 10, Chance Cove

709-685-1823 www.tcii.gov.nl.ca/parks/index.html parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Located on the southeast corner of the Avalon Peninsula. The park stretches from the highway’s edge right down to a trail to the spectacular coastline. Here you can see whales, seabirds and maybe even a seal or two. Outhouses available. Cell service in this area. Open midMay to mid-September 2021.

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Elliston

King’s Cove Catalina 230 235

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Bloomfield

1 Thorburn

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Lake

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Bay de Verde

Old Perlican

Clarenville

Swift Current

Grates Cove

New Chelsea

Goobies

Job’s Cove Northern Bay

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Winterton Heart’s Content

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1

32 Carbonear

Bellevue

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Arnold’s Cove

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Bay Roberts

25 Long Harbour

Monkstown

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Brigus 31

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81

Colinet Placentia

St. John’s

28 Paradise

Dildo

23

44

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Bay Bulls Witless Bay

Salmonier

20

46 Ferryland 100

Garnish Frenchman’s Cove

Marystown

90

Cappahayden

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St. Vincent’s

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Tre pa sse y

Lawn

10

Branch

Burin

Fortune

19

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St. Bride’s

Grand Bank

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21

45

St. Lawrence Lamaline

TCH 1 at Thorburn Lake; 1-877-330-3319; www.LakesideatThorburn.ca (see ad p. 72)

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THREE MILE RIDGE EXPERIENCE Lethbridge 709-439-2042 www.threemileridge.ca threemileridge@gmail.com Taste and experience NL agriculture with Three Mile Ridge. Take a walk with us in our field and pick your own vegetables by hand. Let your “hard” work pay off by tossing your fresh vegetables in a boiling pot in an onsite, outdoor cookstove, and kick back while you stay within your own bubble. Two weeks’ notice required for bookings. It’s easy to socially distance on 81 acres!

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CAPE BONAVISTA LIGHTHOUSE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Bonavista 709-468-7444 www.seethesites.ca bonavista@seethesites.ca For generations of mariners along this coast, the light at Cape Bonavista was their only connection to land while out on the dark sea. Built in 1843, the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower to see the same seal oil-fueled light used in the 19th century. A prime location to see whales, icebergs and puffins. www.exploredownhome.com


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DUNGEON PROVINCIAL PARK DAY USE Bonavista 709-637-2040 www.tcii.gov.nl.ca parksinfo@gov.nl.ca On what looks to be a regular grassy bluff overlooking the ocean, it’s a massive, heartshaped crater with two separate openings to the sea. For millennia, waves carved out a breathtaking sea cave, which eventually collapsed to form a natural archway. Cell service in this area. Open mid-May to midSeptember 2021.

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MOCKBEGGAR PLANTATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Bonavista 709-468-7444 www.seethesites.ca bonavista@seethesites.ca It’s 1948 and debate is swirling – will Newfoundlanders vote to become Canada’s 10th province? This former residence of politician and Confederation advocate F. Gordon Bradley recreates a time when the question of whether to join Canada or remain an independent nation was on everyone’s lips.

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OF CANADA Bonavista; 1-888-773-8888;

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SWEET ROCK ICE CREAM 102 Church Street, Bonavista 4 High Street, Trinity 41 Main Street, North, Rocky Harbour 709-476-2333 sweetrockicecream.ca sweetrockicecream@gmail.com Sweet Rock offers homemade ice cream in the historic towns of Bonavista and Trinity – and now also in the beautiful town of Rocky Harbour in western Newfoundland! Made in small batches, we use local ingredients and chocolates from our sister store, Aunt Sarah’s Chocolate Shop. Milkshakes, ice cream desserts and assorted chocolates are also available. Trinity, Trinity Bay; 709-464-3599; www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com

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HISCOCK HOUSE PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Trinity 709-464-2064 www.seethesites.ca trinity@seethesites.ca Hiscock House captures life in Trinity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Emma Hiscock – a widow with six children – maintained a genteel life through entrepreneurship: running a shop, post office – even renting her front room to the Royal Bank.

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MERCANTILE PREMISES PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Trinity 709-464-2064 www.seethesites.ca trinity@seethesites.ca Glimpse Trinity as a thriving 1800s seaport. The Mercantile Premises is one of the last buildings remaining from a complex of warehouses and workshops that once lined Trinity’s shore. Today, visitors can explore an 1820s counting house and an early 20th century shop.

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Trinity; 709-464-3599; www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com

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Trinity; 709-4643599; www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com

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FORTUNE HEAD GEOLOGY CENTRE Fortune 709-832-3569 / 2810 www.fortunehead.com officefortunehead@gmail.com The facility promotes the significant fossil find at the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve, a theme-oriented Gift Shop, a coffee bar, as well as a visitor information desk. Also within walking distance are the George and Mary Lake Heritage House and Horse Brook Walking Trail. Guided tours to Ecological Reserve/Gallery Exhibits are available.

20 CASTLE HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF

CANADA Freshwater-Placentia; 1-888-773-

8888; www.pc.gc.ca/castlehill

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Trinity; 709-464-3599; www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com 15 TRINITY HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS

Trinity; 709-464-3723; www.trinityhistoricalwalkingtours.com 16

TRINITY VISITOR CENTRE Trinity 709-464-2064 www.seethesites.ca trinity@seethesites.ca Make this your first stop on your visit to one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s best preserved historic towns. Come get acquainted with the colourful story of Trinity’s past and present. Buy tickets here for all of Trinity’s historic sites.

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GOOSEBERRY COVE PROVINCIAL PARK DAY USE Gooseberry Cove 709-637-2040 www.tcii.gov.nl.ca parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Located just 30 kilometres south of the town of Placentia, a shrouded entrance and protected cove ensure privacy. The sandy beach begs for strolling, beachcombing and castle building. A grassy backshore is ideal for picnicking for day users. Cell service in this area. Open mid-May to mid-September 2021.

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CAPE ST. MARY’S ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Cape St. Mary’s 709-277-1666 www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/natural-areas/ NaturalAreas@gov.nl.ca Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve is a spectacular seabird breeding colony, offering close-up views of the majestic Northern Gannet. The Reserve protects the third largest and southernmost colony of gannets in North America.

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CATARACTS PROVINCIAL PARK DAY USE Colinet 709-637-2040 www.tcii.gov.nl.ca parksinfo@gov.nl.ca Just southeast of Placentia on the Avalon Peninsula runs this river gorge with cascading waterfalls. Cataracts Provincial Park is named for the river it crosses and this 1920s arch bridge is the only one of its kind in the province. Cell service in this area. Open midMay to mid-September 2021.

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HEART’S CONTENT CABLE STATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Heart’s Content 709-583-2160 www.seethesites.ca cablestation@seethesites.ca In July 1866, after nine years and several unsuccessful attempts, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart’s Content. The cable station is a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.

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WOODEN BOAT MUSEUM OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR Route 80, Main Highway, Winterton 709-583-2044 www.woodenboatmuseum.com inquiries@woodenboatmuseum.com Open Wednesday to Sunday,10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., from May 21 to September 5. Explore Newfoundland cultural heritage from the perspective of our traditional wooden boats. The museum actively passes on the knowledge and skills of our tradition-bearers. See our website for boat-building activities. Admission: $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 children, $25 family

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CUPIDS COVE PLANTATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE Cupids 709-528-1413 www.seethesites.ca bthc@baccalieudigs.ca Bristol merchant John Guy arrived at Cupers Cove (now Cupids) in August 1610 with a small group of colonists. Every summer, archaeologists working the dig site at Cupids Cove Plantation reveal more and more about the lives of these colonists – Canada’s first English settlers. Come and see what they’ve found today.

24 WHITBOURNE HERITAGE MUSEUM

Whitbourne; 709-759-2345; judygosse@gmail.com 25

DILDO COVE HERITAGE EXPERIENCE & MOTORBOAT EXCURSIONS Dildo 709-699-6864 www.facebook.com/dildocoveheritage adpretty@hotmail.com No other experience like this offered in Newfoundland and Labrador! Experience a ride in a traditional wooden motorboat, complete with an antique engine. See an authentic fishing stage and wharf. Meet a purebred Newfoundland dog. Tours available daily. Picnic excursions available daily. Tours of Dildo Island available once a week.

C CUPIDS. UPIDS. ATTRACTING ATTRACTING EXPLORERS 610. E XPLORERS SINCE SINCE 11610. e explorecupids.ca xplorecupids.ca

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HAWKE HILL ECOLOGICAL RESERVE (nearest community) Holyrood www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/natural-areas/ naturalareas@gov.nl.ca Hawke Hill Ecological Reserve protects a variety of Arctic alpine plants that are rarely encountered in North America this far east and south. The Reserve protects the most easterly alpine barrens in North America.

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OCEAN QUEST ADVENTURES Conception Bay South 709-722-7234 www.oceanquestadventures.com john@oceanquestadventures.com Let the sea set you free! Locations in St. John’s, Petty Harbour and Conception Bay South! Boat tours/charters, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bicycle rentals and fishing available.

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MARINE PARK JELLYSTONE PARK 515 Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove 709-335-PARK (7275) www.marineparknl.com info@marineparknl.com Located in beautiful Pouch Cove and only 20 minutes away from St. John’s, Marine Park Jellystone Park is the preferred choice for many families. Whether a camper or you simply want to spend the day with us, you are sure to find activities for the whole family. Convenience store, NLC Express, and Parkside RV Sales and Service on site. Laundry facilities, wheelchair-accessible washrooms, golf cart & pedal boat rentals, hiking trails, swimming and Wi-Fi hotspots are just a few of our amenities.

ADMIRALTY HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS MUSEUM 365 Old Placentia Rd., Mount Pearl 709-748-1124 www.admiraltymuseum.com admiraltyhouse@mountpearl.ca Admiralty House is in an original Marconi Wireless Station that was constructed in 1915. We explore the history of the Royal Navy, early communications and the SS Florizel disaster. Visitors can also explore the garden that features a fairy tale archway and gazebo. Open year-round! 305 Waterford Bridge Rd., St. John’s; 709-364-1531; www.bowringpark.com

34 BOWRING PARK

St. John’s; 709-753-7110 ext: 2; www.pippypark.com

35 C.A. PIPPY PARK GOLF COURSE

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CRAFT COUNCIL OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR 155 Water St., St. John’s 709-753-2749 www.craftcouncil.nl.ca info@craftcouncil.nl.ca The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador is finally all together in one new heritage home! Visit the Shop, Gallery and Clay Studio at 155 Water Street, and discover what it means to be handcrafted.

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MUN BOTANICAL GARDEN 306 Mt. Scio Rd., St. John’s 709-864-8590 www.mun.ca/botgarden garden@mun.ca A place to explore and play, MUN Botanical Garden has cultivated gardens and meandering trails nestled in our boreal forest. You’ll discover beautiful displays of traditional and native plants, perennial and vegetable gardens, and a few surprises. Stop to feed the ducks. A gardener’s paradise, a place to inspire, come step into nature. Please contact us or visit our website to view our opening dates.

155 water street

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JOHNSON GEO CENTRE 175 Signal Hill Rd., St. John’s 709-864-3200 1-866-868-7625 www.geocentre.ca|geocentre@mun.ca Cut from the ancient rock of Signal Hill, we take you deep underground to experience the story of our earth and beyond. Our interactive exhibits and guided tours make this a Top 5 TripAdvisor destination. Please contact us or visit our website to view our opening dates. NEWMAN WINE VAULTS PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITES 436 Water St., St. John’s 709-729-2627 seethesites.ca commissariat@seethesites.ca The Newman Wine Vaults tell the amazing story of a 300-year connection between wine produced in sunny Portugal, aged in the cool climate of Newfoundland and sipped by England’s aristocracy for generations. It’s all about pirates, port and profit.

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CANADA St. John’s; 1-888-773-8888;

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THE COMMISSARIAT PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE 11 King’s Bridge Road, St. John’s 709-729-6730 www.seethesites.ca commissariat@seethesites.ca In 1829, St. John’s was alive with talk of Newfoundlanders having the right to manage their own affairs through their own government. Today, a provocative, multi-media experience at The Commissariat recreates a volatile period in 19th-century St. John’s, when British naval rule was ending and a power struggle was at hand.

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HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA Cape Spear;

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OCEAN QUEST ADVENTURES Petty Harbour 709-722-7234 www.oceanquestadventures.com john@oceanquestadventures.com Let the sea set you free! Locations in St. John’s, Petty Harbour and Conception Bay South! Boat tours/charters, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, bicycle rentals and fishing available.

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WITLESS BAY ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Witless Bay (inshore) www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/natural-areas/ naturalareas@gov.nl.ca Composed of four small islands, this reserve is a globally significant seabird breeding site for millions of birds, and protects the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America and the world’s second-largest colony of Leach’s Storm-Petrel. Take a guided tour of Reserve waters with one of the local licenced tour boat operators to view birds, whales and icebergs. (nearest community) Cape Broyle; www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/natural-areas/; FREE ENTRY PERMIT IS REQUIRED.

45 AVALON WILDERNESS RESERVE

46 COLONY OF AVALON ARCHAEOLOGICAL

SITE & GIFTSHOP Ferryland; 709-432-3200; www.colonyofavalon.ca 47 MISTAKEN POINT ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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accommodations Bonavista

Elliston

King’s Cove Port Union

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Charleston

Port Blandford

Thorburn Lake 230

Old Perlican

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Bay de Verde

New Chelsea

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Lower Island Cove Winterton Heart’s Content

Goobies

Northern Bay

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Swift Current

Grates Cove

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Arnold’s Cove

15 Carbonear

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Dildo 5

Paradise Bay Roberts

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Monkstown

Long Harbour

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Brigus

St. John’s Mount Pearl

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Bay Bulls Witless Bay

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Colinet

Salmonier

Placentia

La Manche Ferryland

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Garnish Frenchman’s Cove

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Marystown

Cappahayden St. Bride’s

Grand Bank

St. Stephen’s

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ROUND DA BAY INN ★★★★ 1 Main Road Plate Cove West 709-544-2008 www.rounddabayinn.com rounddabayinn@yahoo.ca Experience the coziness of an inn with the convenience of a motel in one of our unique theme rooms. Enjoy room service from Bella’s Restaurant. Browse the art by our in-house artist, Chris, and pick up some one-of-a-kind homemade crafts in our Gallery and Gift Shop. Conveniently located for your travels to the many sights. Explore the historic coves and beautiful beaches on this scenic shore. Enjoy hiking, historic sightseeing, photography, whale watching – or come and just relax in this peaceful spot! We’re waiting to welcome you. Exploring our area? Stop by and pick up a tasty homemade picnic box lunch on your way to explore our peninsula.

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RESTLAND MOTEL & SUITES ★★★1⁄2 262 Memorial Dr., Clarenville 709-466-7636 |1-800-205-3993 www.restlandmotel.ca | info@restlandmotel.ca Air-conditioned rooms & suites with drive-up entrances available, laundry service, designated pet friendly rooms, digital cable TV, fibre op Internet and Wi-Fi. Beautiful air-conditioned Galley Restaurant serving all-day breakfast, homemade jams, breads and desserts, wild game, locally harvested fresh seafood & homestyle traditional Newfoundland favourites – along with Jiggs Dinner WEDNESDAYS! Cozy Wheelhouse Pub with VLTs, fireplace, Open Mic Thursdays, Live Music Fridays & Karaoke Saturdays. Eastern Edge Boat Tours with shore lunch (boil-up), whale/bird/iceberg tours. Standard Room $119.95 - $129.95; Efficiency Units $139.95 - $149.95; Family Suites $139.95 - $149.95; Jacuzzi Suite $149.95 $189.95; Apartment $139.95 - $149.95. www.exploredownhome.com


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WAVE HOTEL & FITNESS CENTRE ★★★1⁄2 11 Blackmore Ave., Clarenville 709-466-7946 www.wavehotel.ca waveoffice@eastlink.ca Newly reconstructed and fully modernized quality hotel situated in the heart of Clarenville, within walking distance to shopping areas and restaurants. Hotel is equipped with a large indoor heated swimming pool (25m), cedar sauna, new addition of meeting facilities and a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre. Rooms are spacious, featuring pillowtop luxurious king or queen beds, air conditioning, mini fridges and wireless internet all included in the price of your room. Pet-friendly rooms and motel-style drive up rooms with covered patio area and patio sets are also available upon request.

4 WOODY ISLAND RESORT

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Woody Island, Placentia Bay; 1-800-5041066; www.woodyi.com (see ad on p. 71) 5

NO CHARGE FOR THE VIEW B&B ★★★★ 9 Newhooks Hill, New Harbour 709-582-3287 | 709-693-7000 www.nochargefortheview.com bev@nochargefortheview.com Newly renovated house built in 1943 with a breathtaking view of historic Trinity Bay. Four spacious rooms with ocean views and private en suites. Our Thorne Room is perfect for travelling families with a double bed and bunk beds. Generous full breakfast with fresh fruit and gluten-free options. Two-minute drive to the Dildo Brewing Company and Museum. Centrally located for day trips to St. John’s, Carbonear, Brigus, Cape St. Mary’s, Trinity and more. Full amenities, free Wi-Fi, all-day coffee & tea. $129 - $169 based on double occupancy. Extra person $15. Extended stay rates.

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THE DOCTOR’S HOUSE INN & SPA ★★★★1⁄2 21 Old Hopeall Rd., Green’s Harbour 709-582-2754 www.doctorshousenl.ca info@doctorshousenl.ca Stunning 100-acre seaside resort just one hour from St. John’s. Enjoy fresh, locally sourced cuisine overlooking the gardens at Secret Garden Restaurant, drinks in the solarium lounge or picnics on the grounds. Choose from 1- and 2-night dine-and-stay packages in the10-room inn, 4-bedroom guest house with private hot tub, or 16 new bungalow rooms. Treat yourself at the full-service spa with private deck overlooking the bay. Explore the gardens and trails, and visit with Newfoundland ponies, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens in nature’s paradise!

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OCEAN DELIGHT COTTAGES ★★★★1⁄2 2 locations: Main St., Whiteway & Long Point Cove, Heart’s Delight-Islington 709-588-2026 1-877-588-2026 www.oceandelightcottages.net info@oceandelightcottages.com Eight luxury ocean-front cottages with unobstructed views and stunning sunsets over Trinity Bay. All newly renovated! Three bungalows and one 2-storey chalet at the ocean’s edge in Whiteway. Four more in a stunning, secluded cove in Heart’s Delight-Islington. Ocean front decks with BBQ, private fire-pits, full kitchen and bath, rocky beach. Free Wi-Fi and Netflix. Hiking trails, restaurants, craft breweries, gift shops and golfing minutes away. Two-night minimum stay.

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OCHRE HOUSE RETREAT ★★★★ Route 70, Ochre Pit Cove 709-685-3307 www.ochrehouse.ca info@ochrehouse.ca This former church has been thoughtfully renovated to include all modern amenities while respecting the elegance of the original architecture. Stunning 17-foot ceiling, 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 5 unique bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, spacious studio, generous living area and games room. An exceptional getaway experience for work or play. Perfect for extended family holidays, or yoga, painting or writing retreats. Close to Northern Bay Sands and hiking. Walk to local beach.

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KLONDYKE COTTAGE ★★★★ 4 Porter’s Lane, Bay Roberts 709-786-2676 | 709-683-2296 www.klondykecottage.com phylruss@hotmail.com Luxury 2-bedroom house, 1 ½ baths, accommodates 6 people with a pull-out couch that opens to a double bed. Fully furnished including dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, TV and internet. Located only 40 min. from The Wilds and Pitcher’s Pond golf courses. A 50minute drive to St. John’s. Only a minute walk from the ocean. Pet friendly. $175 per night. Taxes included.

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HILLSIDE COTTAGES ★★★1⁄2 Main Road, Roaches Line 709-528-9859 www.hillsidecottagesnl.com info@roacheslinepark.com Located 45 minutes from St. John’s and less than10 minutes from historic towns of Brigus, Cupids, Bay Roberts, Harbour Grace and Carbonear. Cabins open year-round. Eight 1-bedroom cottages with hardwood interiors, four with Jacuzzi, one with hot tub. Three 2-bedroom cottages, one with hot tub. One 3-bedroom cottage with hot tub. Plus 60 fully serviced sites with 3-way hook up. Wi-Fi internet, cable TV in cottages, public washrooms with showers, laundromat, sani-station and playground.

11 CROSSROADS INN & SUITES

★★★★

980 Kenmount Rd., Paradise; 709-368-3191; Crossroadsinnsuites.ca (see ad p. 82)

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DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT ST. JOHN’S CONFERENCE CENTRE ★★★★ 120 New Gower St., St. John’s 709-739-6404 1-888-793-3582 www.Marriott.com/hotels/travel/yytdsdelta-hotesl-st-johns-conference-centre/ Reservationsdtsj@whg.com Our waterfront hotel is steps from some of St. John’s hottest destinations. Enjoy our recently renovated rooms furnished with pillowtop mattresses, mini-refrigerators, flat-panel TVs and free Wi-Fi. We sport cardio equipment and free weights in our fitness centre, and an indoor pool. Over 22,000 square feet of event space allows us to host everything from intimate brainstorming sessions to renowned conferences. Whatever your reasons for visiting Newfoundland, allow Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre to make your stay worthwhile.

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MURRAY PREMISES HOTEL ★★★★ 5 Beck’s Cove, St. John’s 709-738-7773 www.murraypremiseshotel.com info@murraypremiseshotel.com Wood beams. Rock walls. Exposed brick. The Murray Premises Hotel is so much more than you’d expect, with the convenience of being downtown. Located in a National Historic Site, this boutique property has 69 guest rooms radiating character and luxurious touches. Enjoy the comfort you would expect from a modern designer hotel, with the history and charm you expect from the city of St. John’s. All rates includes complimentary parking and continental breakfast.

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EAGLES NEST AT COASTAL COTTAGES ★★★★ Blackhead, Conception Bay North 709-699-7845 www.coastalcottages.ca info@coastalcottages.ca Located on two acres of private oceanfront paradise, with ocean view everywhere. Nature is full of surprises – you never know when whales, seabirds or icebergs will pass our garden. House has all amenities, outdoor BBQ, fire pit, and shed with a wood stove. Hiking trails leave from our garden; you walk and we can deliver your picnic lunch. Just 90 minutes from St. John’s. Starting at $220/night. Ask Sue about the Outport Shed Experiences!

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MARINE PARK JELLYSTONE PARK 515 Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove 709-335-PARK (7275) www.marineparknl.com info@marineparknl.com Located in beautiful Pouch Cove and only 20 minutes away from St. John’s, Marine Park Jellystone Park is the preferred choice for many families. Whether a camper or you simply want to spend the day with us, you are sure to find activities for the whole family. RV rentals available on site for use in Marine Park. Convenience store, NLC Express, and Parkside RV Sales and Service on site. Laundry facilities, wheelchair-accessible washrooms, golf cart & pedal boat rentals, hiking trails, swimming, and Wi-Fi hotspots are just a few of our amenities.

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festivals

events

and activities

A rundown of organized events and everyday activities you can do all on your own!

labrador june LABRADOR WEST REGATTA June 30; Wabush;

709-944-5780; clarkep@crrstv.net

july MAKKOVIK TROUT FESTIVAL July 31; Makkovik; 709-923-2123; www.makkovik.ca

DIY Go Fish

Spend an enjoyable day fishing for trout, Arctic char, ouananiche (landlocked salmon) or northern pike. (Make sure you have any necessary permits or maybe hire a guide.)

august

GREAT LABRADOR CANOE RACE August 7;

Happy Valley-Goose Bay; 709-896-1076; www.labradorcanoerace.com

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west june PIRATE’S HAVEN ANNUAL CRAB FESTIVAL June 26 – 27 Robinsons 709-649-0601 | 709-645-3824 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca Fresh local crab cooked by a pirate. Delicious crab suppers served at 5:00 p.m. A fun-filled day for all with crafters, music and games. www.exploredownhome.com


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DIY Birdwatching

The Codroy Valley Estuary provides a welcome environment for a wide array of wild birds – and avid bird watchers – and coastal sand dunes provide nesting sites for the endangered piping plover.

July THE FRIENDLY STAYCATION July 16 – August 2 Stephenville 709-649-2038 www.stephenvilleheritage.ca info@stephenvilleheritage.ca The Friendly Staycation – lots to do in Stephenville this year. Bonfires, concerts, creative dinners, ATV rides, historic walks and fossil tours. Free time? Take one of the many scenic drives. Events Schedule: www.stephenvilleheritage.ca. STEPHENVILLE THEATRE FESTIVAL July 23 – August 22 Stephenville 709-643-4553 | 709-643-4982 www.stephenvilletheatrefestival.com stfgeneralmanager@gmail.com Professional musical theatre – entertaining, engaging, enlightening. Stephenville Theatre Festival 43rd season performances: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Honkey Tonk Laundry, Snow White, and Keep an Eye on Summer - The Music and Life of The Beach Boys dinner theatre. For schedule and ticket information visit our website, call or email. PIRATE’S HAVEN ANNUAL PIG ROAST July 24 Robinsons 709-649-0601 | 709-645-3824 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca Enjoy succulent pork cooked to perfection – spit fired! Volleyball tournament, concession stands, local artisans and crafts, music and dance. Something for everyone. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

DIY Catch a Sunset

Rocky Harbour offers a stunning front row seat to the day’s end, but there’s hardly a bad view anywhere facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Pack your camera, maybe your paints and easel, or a bottle of wine and a friend, and soak it in.

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august FISH & SEAFOOD FEAST BUCCANEER STYLE August 1 Pirate’s Haven, Robinsons 709-649-0601 | 709-645-3824 www.pirateshavenadventures.com paulandruth@nf.sympatico.ca On Sunday from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pirate’s Haven ATV Friendly RV Park & Chalets is hosting A Fish & Seafood Feast Buccaneer Style, with live music. The feast will include a variety of seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Enjoy fresh local Atlantic fish and seafood as you are pleasantly entertained. Traditional Newfoundland meals. Salmon, cod, fish and brewis, seafood chowder, cod au gratin, fish cakes, crab legs, seafood platters.

DIY Perseids Meteor Shower The Perseids peak this year on August 11-12. It’s your best bet to see shooting stars. Find a viewing spot away from community lights, lie back and enjoy the show! (Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook is home to an observatory and the province’s only professional telescope.)

september GROS MORNE FALL FEST September 23 – 26 Cow Head 709-243-2023 / 2466 www.grosmornefallfest.com cowheadheritage@gmail.com A fine time of craft, music and cuisine: craft workshops, musical concerts, hikes, storytelling, cuisine, craft fair, and so much more! See you there! Please check our website or call ahead for any COVID-19 related updates. Check our website for virtual concerts, cooking sessions, storytelling, hiking adventures, step dancing, berry picking and more!

october DIY Photo Shoot

The Humber Valley is resplendent in autumn, dressed in brilliant red, orange and gold. It’s the perfect time for a hike with your camera to practise landscape and nature photography – or create your own family photo shoot.

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east | festivals, events and activities

central

east

june

june

DIY Iceberg Watch

DIY Capelin Roll

From Fleur de Lys to Twillingate to Lumsden and many points in between you can get a shoreline view of passing icebergs along this stretch of famous Iceberg Alley. Or book one of the local boat tours.

august ANNUAL BRIMSTONE HEAD FOLK FESTIVAL August 13 – 15 Brimstone Head Park, Fogo Island 709-266-2218 | 709-266-7270 brimstonehead_festival@yahoo.ca A unique festival for the entire family in a natural amphitheatre setting, featuring traditional music by talented local musicians. Preserving our Culture Through Music. The festival is the second full weekend every August. Please contact us for more details.

september DIY Road Trip

The “Gambo Loop” (Rte. 320-330) is a popular day excursion in Central Newfoundland, but there are plenty of routes to take that offer pretty views and interesting places to explore.

october 13TH ANNUAL FOGO ISLAND PARTRIDGEBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL October 8 – 10 Iceberg Arena, Fogo Island 709-658-7256 | 709-266-7840 www.fogoislandpartridgeberryfestival.com prbrown12@live.ca It’s a celebration of our communities and culture, great food with partridgeberries, kids tent, music, craft vendors and demonstrations. This is a festival for all ages. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Thanksgiving and a wonderful harvest time. Please check our website or Facebook page for detailed updates regarding the dates/events for the festival.

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Middle Cove and Outer Cove beaches are hot spots on the northeast Avalon when the capelin roll in on the tide. It’s like a pop-up festival of all ages fishing, children playing, beach fires and boil-ups.

july 9TH ANNUAL OCHRE FEST July (date TBA) Ochre Pit Cove 709-685-3307 www.ochrefest.ca info@ochrefest.ca A celebration of Newfoundland books, music, art and food in the picturesque community of Ochre Pit Cove, Conception Bay. We present award-winning authors alongside fabulous music, a pop-up restaurant, a rousing shed party and gorgeous local art. We’re growing in leaps and bounds, so you never know what we’ll add next. Bringing the best of Newfoundland culture to the Baccalieu Trail since 2013. This year’s festival is going digital! Check out our website for details!

august DIY Fossil Hunt

Manuels River is a world-famous fossil site. Take a guided tour of the river to see where fossils were found, and learn about other nearby sites where you might find your own.

september DIY See the Sun Rise

Be among the first on the continent to witness the dawn of a new day at Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. Or watch the city awaken from the top of Signal Hill.

october DIY Shop Local

Discover the delicious array of produce grown locally by visiting a Farmer’s Market, a farm store or even stopping at one of many roadside stands (common on the Conception Bay South highway). This is also the month of craft fairs, a bountiful time to shop for locally handmade and homemade products.

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Getting Your Boat Ready Before you launch your boat for the first time this summer, read over this checklist.

❏ Clean the boat inside and out. Wash the exterior with proper fibreglass cleaner; regular household cleaners could scratch the surface. Finish with a coat of wax.

❏ Remove distributor cap, clean it and reinstall it properly.

❏ Inspect the steering system and lubricate where necessary.

❏ Inspect the hull, seats and other vinyl/canvas surfaces for cracks, tears and mildew. Repair and clean surfaces with the proper cleaner.

❏ Replace the gas, change the engine oil and oil/fuel filter, and refill the cooling system.

❏ Examine the fuel line and hoses for cracks. ❏ Reinstall all batteries that you took out for the winter. Make sure they’re fully charged. If necessary, top up battery fluids with distilled water.

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❏ Start the engine and make sure it is running smoothly before taking your first trip. Check all the gauges.

❏ Reconnect all electronics that were disconnected over the winter (eg. GPS, radio etc.) and test that they’re working properly.

❏ Make sure all safety equipment (eg. lifejackets, fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, emergency flares etc.) is in good condition and securely stowed.

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BATTLEFIELD EQUIPMENT RENTALS 10 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook. 709634-2610

2

EASTERN PROPANE INC. 34 Brook Street, Corner Brook. 709 388-5501

3

PREMIUM AUTO WORLD 67 Old Bonne Bay Road, Deer Lake. 709-635-2671

central 4

NORTH ATLANTIC 46 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor. 709-489-6942

5

PROPANE SERVICES 6 Lincoln Road, Grand Falls-Windsor. 709-489-9783

6

LEWISPORTE ESSO 226 Main Street, Lewisporte. 709-535-2342

7

GARY’S IRVING121 Road to the Isles, Summerford. 709-629-7146

8

DAVIS MOTORS 48 Main Road, Hare Bay. 709-537-2156

9

MISTER T’S ULTRAMAR10 Catalina Drive, Gander. 709-256-4564

east 10

COASTAL MECHANICAL LIMITED 19 Myers Avenue, Clarenville. 709-4666800

11

CIRCLE K TCH Route 1, Goobies (call ahead). 709-542-3205

12

IRVING 278 Conception Bay Highway, Bay Roberts. 709-786-7479

13

IRVING 229 Main Highway, Victoria. 709-596-1945

14

SHELL 74 Powell Drive, Carbonear. 709-596-0166

15

MOBILE TRAILER REPAIR SERVICE 853 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl. 709-368-3597

16

EASTERN PROPANE 15 Glencoe Drive, Mount Pearl. 709-747-5501

17

TRIPLE C CAR WASH 66 Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl. 709-368-9274

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PUBLIC RV DUMP STATION Labrador City, turn onto Humphrey Road from the Trans Labrador Highway. Free.

2

SPRUCE PARK Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Free.

3

PINWARE RIVER PROVINCIAL PARK Pinware, 709-927-5516, free for registered guests or $5 for dump station use only.

8

GROS MORNE RV CAMPGROUND & MOTEL 5 Shearakin Lane, Rocky Harbour, 709-458-3133, 1-800-562-3441, free for registered guests only.

9

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Lomond River. Free.

10

LOMOND RIVER LODGE CAMPGROUND Route 431, Lomond River, 709453-2428, 1-877-456-6663, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

11

GATEWAY TO THE NORTH RV PARK 1 Bonne Bay Highway 430, Deer Lake, 1-888-818-8898, for registered guests only.

12

STEPHENVILLE DUMP STATION 60 Oregon Drive, Stephenville. Free.

13

PIRATE’S HAVEN ATV FRIENDLY RV PARK, CHALETS, & ADVENTURES 229 Main Road, Robinsons, 709-6490601, free for registered guests only.

14

WISHING WELL CAMPGROUND 520 Seaside Road SW, Jeffrey’s, 709-6452501, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

15

GRAND CODROY RV CAMPING PARK Doyles, 1-877-955-2520, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

16

PUBLIC RV DUMP STATION Port aux Basques. Free.

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ST. ANTHONY FIREHALL Main Street, St. Anthony. Free.

5

VIKING R.V. PARK Route 436, Quirpon, 709-623-2425, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

6

7

OCEAN PARK RV PARK Route 430-28, Port au Choix, 709-861-2133, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only. GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Cow Head. Free.

5

4

2

1

3

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7 8

22

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38 37

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* All of these have been confirmed as of March 23, 2021. Many municipalities and campgrounds offer dumping services. Check with the town/park nearest you. Source: https://www.sanidumps.com

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PUBLIC DUMP STATION Lumsden. Free.

17

PUBLIC DUMP STATION Baie Verte. Free.

29

18

KONA BEACH PARK South Brook, 709657-2400, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

BARBOUR LIVING HERITAGE VILLAGE Newtown. Free.

30

PUBLIC DUMP STATION Centreville. Free.

31

SQUARE POND FRIENDS AND FAMILY RV PARK Gambo, 709-674-7566, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

32

PUBLIC RV DUMP STATION Glovertown. Free.

19

TRITON SPERM WHALE PAVILION 12A Main Street, Triton. Free.

20

IRVING / IBEX FUELS 46 Hardy Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor, 709-489-6942, donation requested: $5 to the Cancer Society.

21

FALLSVIEW MUNICIPAL PARK Bishop’s Falls, free for registered guests or $5 for dump station use only.

22

TWILLINGATE PUBLIC RV DUMP Twillingate. Free.

23

FOGO RV DUMP STATION 1 Main Street, Fogo. Free.

24

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ULTRAMAR FIRST STOP Confederation Drive, Bonavista, $5 fee.

34

CO-OP RV DUMP STATION 34 Shoal Harbour Drive, Clarenville, NL, $5 (fee is waived for CO-OP members).

TILTING MUNICIPAL RV DUMP STATION 136 Main Street, Tilting. Free.

35

MARYSTOWN PUBLIC RV DUMP STATION St. Mary’s Road, Marystown. Free.

25

SELDOM MUNICIPAL PUBLIC RV DUMP STATION Seldom. Free.

36

TOWN RV DUMP Hwy. 220, Grand Bank. Free.

26

COUNTRY INN TRAILER PARK 325 Magee Road, Gander, 709-256-4005, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

37

BLUEFIN RV TRAILER PARK Hwy. 1, Holyrood, 709-229-5500, free for registered guests, fee charged for dump station use only.

27

SIR FREDRICK BANTING MEMORIAL MUNICIPAL PARK Musgrave Harbour, free for registered guests or $18 fee for dump station use only.

38

MARINE PARK 515 Pouch Cove Line, Pouch Cove, 709-335-7275, free for registered guests, $20 fee for dump station use only.

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1

L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS NHS VISITOR CENTRE 1 VRC Road, L’Anse aux Meadows.

2

SHALLOW BAY MOTEL & CABINS 193

10

11

430, Rocky Harbour.

12

IRVING OIL 8 Confederation Drive,

Corner Brook.

COMPLETE CARE PHARMASAVE 33 W

Link, Rocky Harbour.

13

STEPHENVILLE MALL 42 Queen Street,

Stephenville.

GROS MORNE DISCOVERY CENTRE

5

HEW & DRAW HOTEL 55 West Street,

Corner Brook.

GROS-MORNE - VISITOR CENTRE Route

4

APPALACHIAN CHALETS AND RV PARK

64 Lundrigan Drive, Corner Brook.

Main Street, Cow Head. 3

WING-N-IT RESTAURANT 50 Bennett

Avenue, Deer Lake.

Bonne Bay Road, Bonne Bay.

14

IRVING OIL 1 High Street,

Channel-Port aux Basques.

6

GATEWAY TO THE NORTH RV PARK

7

DEER LAKE BIG STOP 62 Trans-Canada

8

WOODWARD AUTO/ NATIONAL CAR RENTAL 9A Trans-Canada Highway, Deer

1 Bonne Bay Road, Deer Lake.

15

ST. CHRISTOPHER’S HOTEL 146 Caribou Road, Channel-Port aux Basques.

Highway, Deer Lake, NL.

central

Lake.

16

KINGS POINT RV PARK 46 Main Street,

King’s Point. 17

EDDY’S RESTAURANT 48 Aspen Street,

South Brook. 18

ROBIN’S DONUTS 11 Trans-Canada

Highway, Badger.

1 19

RIVERFRONT CHALETS AND RAFTING

Trans-Canada Highway, 20 km west of Grand Falls-Windsor, Aspen Brook. 20

SANGER MEMORIAL RV PARK Scott

Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor. 24 21 16

Windsor.

23 2-5 10-12

RIVERSIDE CONVENIENCE AND TAKEOUT 72 High Street, Grand Falls-

17 6-9

20-22

18

25-27

22

28-30

way, Bishop’s Falls.

31 33

19

IRVING OIL 100 Trans-Canada High-

34 35

39-41

13

23

37 38 36

CARQUEST LEWISPORTE 403 Main

Street, Lewisporte.

42-64 24

FOGO ISLAND INN 210 Main Road,

Joe Batt’s Arm. 32

14

25

HICKMAN MOTORS 201 Airport

Boulevard, Gander.

15

(Sources: www.plugshare.com and chargehub.com) All locations confirmed as of March 22, 2021

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HYUNDAI GANDER 360 James

Bouleveard, Gander.

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GANDER NORTH ATLANTIC

28

SPLASH ‘N’ PUTT RESORT Trans-Canada Highway, Glovertown South (at western entrance to Terra Nova National Park).

45

135 Trans-Canada Highway, Gander.

126 Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl. 46

TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRE Trans-Canada Highway,

31

48

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR HYDRO 500 Columbus Drive, St. John’s.

Charlottetown.

49

BILL MATTHEWS VOLKSWAGEN 134–152

east

50

TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK EAST ENTRANCE 270 Trans-Canada Highway,

34

36

CANADIAN COAST GUARD MCTS CENTRE Placentia Pike, Argentia.

37

CIRCLE K 679 Trans-Canada Highway,

Whitbourne. 38

40

CBS TOWN HALL 10 Minerals Road,

Conception Bay South. 42

PARADISE COMMUNITY CENTRE

28 McNamara Drive, Paradise

43

THE SHOPPES AT GALWAY

44

THE GLACIER ARENA 45 Olympic Drive,

1 Danny Drive, Galway. Mount Pearl.

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NEWFOUNDLAND POWER 55 Kenmount

Road, St. John’s. 54

AVALON MALL PARKING GARAGE WEST

14 O’Leary Avenue, St. John’s. 55

AVALON MALL 48 Kenmount Road,

St. John’s. 56

HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE 300 Clinch

Crescent, St. John’s. 57

MARINE INSTITUTE 155 Ridge Road,

St. John’s. 58

BEST WESTERN PLUS 34 Jetstream Avenue,

St. John’s. 59

TOWN OF TORBAY PUBLIC WORKS DEPOT Torbay Bypass Road, Torbay.

60

HAMPTON INN 411 Stavanger Drive,

CBS FIRE DEPARTMENT, STATION ONE

879 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South. 41

53

CBS ARENA 10 Graham Mifflen Drive,

Conception Bay South.

HICKMAN CHEVROLET CADILLAC

85 Kenmount Road, St. John’s.

TIM HORTONS 3 Route 62 (Holyrood

Access), Holyrood. 39

52

GOOBIES BIG STOP 162 Trans-Canada

Highway, Goobies.

BMW ST JOHN’S 120 Kenmount Road,

St. John’s.

NOODOE VE SOLAR WINDS ENERGY

9 Myers Avenue, Clarenville. 35

51

HICKMAN CHEVROLET CADILLAC

16 Shoal Harbour Drive, Clarenville.

CAPITAL MITSUBISHI 479 Kenmount Road,

St. John’s.

MARYSTOWN YMCA 255 McGettigan

Boulevard, Marystown. 33

Kelsey Drive, St. John’s.

RUDY’S RESTAURANT & GAS BAR

45 Blackmore’s Road, Port Blandford. 32

THE BECLIN BUSINESS PARK - OFFICE BUILDING 22 Beclin Road, Unit 1,

St. John’s.

Terra Nova National Park. 30

MOUNT PEARL CITY HALL 16 Centennial

Street, Mount Pearl. 47

29

MOUNT PEARL SUMMIT CENTRE

St. John’s. 61

NATURAL RESOURCE BUILDING

50 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s. 62

63

WATER STREET GARAGE 351 Harbour

Drive, St. John’s. SIGNAL HILL NHS 230 Signal Hill Road,

St. John’s. 64

BROOKSIDE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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