Newfoundland is your rock when you want to get away from everything, to try to rejuvenate your body and mind! It is part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and is the most easterly province in Canada. Covering an area of approximately 112, 000 square kilometres, Newfoundland is big and wild with a vast and varied landscape. With its unique geological landscape, Newfoundland offers mountain ranges, rugged coastlines, vast stretches of boreal forest, miles of rivers and streams set in a landscape dotted with lakes, ponds and wetlands. With limitless opportunities for exhilarating physical and mental challenges available in the province, a menu for adventure travel is ready to be created, ready for you to explore.
Newfoundland is a haven for adventure travel offering diverse outdoor pursuits. With adventure travel being defined as either hard or soft outdoor experiences, travellers will have no difficulty in choosing wild and not so wild ways to travel Newfoundland. If you want your adventure travel to be a guided one, one that will allow you to experience sometimes dangerous areas in a safe and controlled environment, you should take advantage of the many reputable adventure travel companies available in many regions of the province. Maybe you want your adventure travel experiences to be carte blanche where you decide to savour many outdoor activities on your own, without a guide, when the time is right for you.
Jump into your adventure travel in Newfoundland being mindful of your physical strength, expertize, preparedness, and desire for challenge. Going for the hard core or soft core adventure travel experiences? You decide what you want! Downhill ski in the backcountry of Western Newfoundland in the Lewis Hills and Gros Morne National Park; take spectacular snowmobile rides across the entire province following the 883 km T’Railway Provincial Park, venture into the backcountry on groomed and ungroomed trails witnessing the varied terrain and wildlife of Newfoundland. Go dogsledding in Gros Morne National Park with a team of Siberian huskies and qualified guides.
Do you enjoy heights, being suspended as much as 300 feet above the ground, having an adrenaline rush as you soar through the air? If so, try zip lining near Marble Mountain in Western Newfoundland. Talking about Marble Mountain – be brave and ski or snowboard the approximately 39 runs at Marble Mountain Ski hill, especially one of the most challenging – the OMJ (Oh My Jesus, now known as Blow Me Down)! Ski some of the great cross country ski trails all across the province.
Try rock climbing, especially in Western Newfoundland; get a guide and go spelunking in the Corner Brook caves! Picture calm, placid waters of a lake or river for a moment! Paddle your canoe or kayak here; enjoy the ragged coastline as you sea kayak, go white water rafting in Grand Falls. For those who like the soft adventure travel experiences, go whale watching, paddle boarding in Deer Lake, salmon fishing, geocaching, bird watching in the Codroy Valley, and, of course, nature photography!
Embark on your adventure travel with anticipation and excitement as you rock on the rock in Newfoundland and Labrador!