“We have new experiences, food tours, festivals, new builds and expansions in Western Newfoundland,” says Laura Barry Walbourne, director of travel trade and media relations at Western Newfoundland DMO. Here are a few things on her list:
Soft adventure experiences Guests taking a guided birding excursion in southwestern Newfoundland can spot many of the area’s 350 species of birds. Marine tours include a look at resettled fishing communities and a chance to try your hand at cod fishing.
New builds and expansions Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, a state-of-the-art facility, is set to open next June. A new luxury hotel debuted this summer in Gros Morne National Park, and two more are slated to open next summer, one in the park and another in Deer Lake.
Food tours Speaking of the park, it has two tours for foodies: A Taste of Gros Morne and a traditional beach boil-up at the Little Red Fishing Shed.
Festivals Walbourne says two annual events stand out: The Iceberg Festival in early June celebrates the annual arrival of icebergs, and the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival will strike up the band May 17–26, 2019.
Top photo: A beach boil-up in Gros Morne National Park
Photo by Western Newfoundland DMO