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Find your way to Western Newfoundland

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postedNovember 2, 2019

“Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake and Crescita Hotels & Resorts Atlantic Canada are literally one-stop shops for tour operators offering programs in Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada,” says the Holiday Inn Express’s Laura Barry Walbourne, director of sales.

The Holiday Inn property, part of the Crescita group’s holdings, is located near the Deer Lake Regional Airport in Western Newfoundland—the gateway to the historical Viking Trail and just 30 minutes from the beautiful Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“Deer Lake is the central location to start and end your touring program and is a multi-season destination ideal for FIT, leisure and sports groups, and the business traveler,” Walbourne says. “Winter is no exception, with hundreds of kilometers of groomed and backcountry snowmobile trails just 20 minutes from Marble Mountain Ski Resort—referred to as the best skiing east of the Rocky Mountains.”

The Deer Lake and Gros Morne National Park areas are also home to several lively festivals throughout the year, including the Deer Lake Strawberry Festival, the Gros Morne Fall Fest, and Writers at Woody Point.

Walbourne says she is happy to provide itinerary logistics, sample touring programs, and competitive group and FIT rates for Crescita Hotels & Resort properties throughout Atlantic Canada.

While visitors are busy taking in the views of the national park’s extraordinary landscapes and traveling the nearby walking and hiking trails, they can also enjoy the following amenities at the Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake:

  • Complimentary airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • 24-hour business center
  • Full-service catering
Pool at Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake
Pool at Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake

For more information, email Walbourne or go to

Top photo: Western Brook Pond
Photos by Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake


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