When seeking a great destination to visit, people naturally make a decision that is determined by the types and benefits of activities available. Each destination will be unique and distinctive in character and, as such, offer a diversity of benefits. Whether you are looking for an educational trip, a cultural trip, an adrenaline rushing adventure, a trip that offers a sense of spiritual discovery and mental challenges, an interesting place that is jam-packed with diversity is Newfoundland. Newfoundland tourist attractions are varied and diverse with colourful people, magnificent landscapes, cultural heritage, natural history, scenic views and vast open spaces.
Adventure travel, one of the great thrilling Newfoundland tourist attractions, will be found in no better place than in Western Newfoundland in and around the city of Corner Brook. Offering a load of great experiences, Corner Brook is a premiere winter destination. Why? Corner Brook is somewhat of the snow belt of Newfoundland and, as such, its residents get through the winter doldrums by actively pursuing outdoor pursuits and cultural experiences. And yes, Newfoundland tourist attractions include SNOW!
The abundance of Snow offers visitors and locals alike great opportunities to indulge in exciting winter backpacking and camping, winter hiking, ice fishing and, without having to travel for very far for ingredients, to create long lasting snow sculptures!
Marble Mountain Ski Hill is a five minute drive from Corner Brook and offers some of the best skiing in Eastern Canada. With spectacular skiing on its 39 trails, there is a trail for everyone, from the beginner to the expert in the family. While at Marble Mountain, go zip lining for an adrenaline pumping experience. The Blomidon Cross Country Ski Club offers not only skiing but great snowshoeing, nature photography, and great chances of witnessing another of the many Newfoundland tourist attractions – its wildlife! For more snowshoeing, try Corner Brook’s Blomidon Golf Course and Massey Drive’s Tipping Pond Walking Trail. If time permits, drive to Gros Morne National Park, a ninety minute drive from Corner Brook, where you can enjoy a morning of dog sledding with a team of Siberian huskies.
Experience some of the cleanest, pristine, and untouched wilderness anywhere by snowmobiling many of the groomed and ungroomed trails in and around Corner Brook. Located in Corner Brook, Margaret Bowater Park offers families safe and fun tobogganing experiences.
With a vibrant arts community, Corner Brook is alive in winter with culture. The March Hare, another of Newfoundland’s tourist attractions held in Corner Brook, is eastern Canada’s largest poetry festival featuring the work of Newfoundland poets and musicians as well as some of Canada’s best writers. February marks the beginning of winter carnival where the whole family can enjoy a rousing time of outdoor physical activity, plenty of traditional Newfoundland food (another one of the truly great Newfoundland tourist attractions) great cultural activities with song, dance, and drama, and, of course, a boat load of clean fresh air!
Connecting with nature, keeping physically and mentally healthy, staying challenged, and generally having fun in the great winter outdoors will help overcome those dreary days of winter!