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About Corner Brook

The bustling city of Corner Brook is brimming with rich history and colourful stories of pirates and explorers. Lying on the west coast of Newfoundland at the mouth of the Bay of Islands, Corner Brook is also an exceptional area for outdoor activities.

 

In 1767, Captain Cook was the first to map the Bay of Islands. At the Captain James Cook Monument, a National Historic Site, you can see copies of the charts he mapped. Then, journey back further in time with a visit to the Corner Brook Museum. Built in 1926, this registered heritage building houses displays from aboriginal times through the ages to the present.

 

The Historic Train Site displays Newfoundland's proud rail heritage, with the 'Newfie Bullet' and an array of railway memorabilia. The charming downtown area has over 2½ miles of beautiful red, interlocking-brick sidewalks, lined with quaint shops, art galleries and welcoming green spaces. Keep an eye out for the marble-inscribed heritage buildings along the way.

 

Shore excursions in Corner Brook

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Bay of Newfoundland by Boat

Activity low

Duration: 2½ hours

Take a boat ride around the bay and enjoy the sounds of traditional Newfoundland music.

The best way to see the rugged beauty of the north and south shore lines of Newfoundland is by boat.

Sit back and relax as you cruise past the unique communities of the ‘Bay of Islands’. During your trip the narrative commentary will offer fascinating facts about the unique geology of the region. Admire the seaside cliffs and headwalls that drop into the sea, and keep an eye out for bird and marine life.

To add to the ambience, listen to the sounds of a local band that will be ringing out traditional Newfoundland tunes.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by school bus and boat. Passengers will be transferred from the pier to the boat embarkation point by school bus. This tour involves limited walking, however a degree of agility is required when boarding the boat. There are also steps to negotiate to reach the top deck. It is advisable to take a jumper or jacket as it may feel cooler out on the water. A cash bar is available on board and there are toilet facilities. Please remember to take local currency.

Captain Cook and Corner Brook

Activity lowRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Explore the beautiful Bay of Islands, charted by Captain James Cook in the late 1700s.

Captain James Cook found Corner Brook an excellent base when he charted this part of the coast in 1767, where he was a marine surveyor of Newfoundland from 1763 to 1767. With your guide, you’ll embark on a scenic drive west to Lark Harbour. Legend has it that Lark and York Harbour were both named after Captain Cook’s ships.

Lark Harbour is a quaint fishing town, with a small, but welcoming community. Visit the Church Hall, browse the handmade crafts on display and enjoy a tea or coffee and a tasty snack.

Then it’s back on board your coach for a scenic drive passing Bottle Cove to Frenchman’s Cove. Your final stop is at Captain Cook’s Memorial Lookout, where you may admire the stunning views over the city of Corner Brook. Here you’ll have the chance to take a look at the reproduced charts mapped by Captain Cook and that are still in use today.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. To derive full enjoyment from this tour some walking is required over varying terrain, which may be uneven and inclined in parts. Passengers must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the bus. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Corner Brook Highlights

Activity low

Duration: 2 hours

Discover the Bay of Islands, forested parks and mountainous scenery during your scenic tour.

Sit back and relax as you wind your way through the city streets of Corner Brook.

The area was first explored by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and later by Captain James Cook, who named it in 1767. During your scenic drive you will visit Captain Cook’s Lookout and tour through the beautiful Humber River Valley. Nature permitting, you’ll witness the stunning autumn colours, majestic mountains and wildlife of the area.

On the eastern edge of the city visit Marble Mountain and the Heritage Tree and pass the unique rock formation known as the face of the ‘Old Man in the Mountain’. According to local legend he guards the pirate treasure on Shellbird Island, buried directly below in the rapids of the Humber River.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. To derive full enjoyment from this tour some walking is required over varying terrain, which may be uneven and inclined in parts. Passengers must be able to negotiate steps on to and off the bus. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Corner Brook Trail Walk

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Stroll through Corner Brook’s forested trails and discover the great outdoors.

After a short shuttle transfer by school bus, you’ll begin your walking tour from Corner Brook’s scenic stream, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Boreal Forest.

With your naturalist guide, stroll along the trail to capture the wild forest and its sweet smelling flora and fauna. Enjoy a short photo stop at Glynmill Inn Pond to view the swans and admire the scenic beauty. Your final stop is at the Corner Brook Museum and Archives (dependant on seasonal opening hours), a Provincial Heritage site. This museum highlights Corner Brook’s natural, cultural and social history. After your visit, enjoy a tea or coffee and a muffin, before walking back to the ship.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by school bus and on foot. This tour involves around 2½ hours of leisurely walking over varying terrain which includes gravel, uneven surfaces with some inclines in places. Flat comfortable walking shoes are essential.

Gros Morne National Park

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 7 hours

The 2nd largest National Park in Eastern Canada, Gros Morne National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Embark on a stunning historic drive along the Bay of Islands to the National Park of Gros Morne. The Park stretches across 1,805 square kilometres of western Newfoundland as part of the towering Long Range Mountains. The area is also world-renowned for its complex geology. It was here that geologists proved the theory of plate tectonics. The Tablelands, a mountain of flat-topped rock, formed from a kind usually found only deep in the earth’s mantle, is an awe-inspiring sight.

With your guide, you’ll explore the Visitor Centre, which has informative displays and films about the Park. Your next stop is at the Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has guided sailors on the approach to Rocky Harbour and the entrance of Bonne Bay since 1897. The light is now automated, but the light keeper's house is open as a Park interpretive exhibit. Enjoy some free time to wander around and view the original artefacts, historical documents and photographs, many of which have been donated by local and former residents and help to make the story come alive.

Enjoy the views from Norris Point Lookout, before heading to Rocky Harbour for a light lunch of soup and sandwiches.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus and on foot. The journey to Gros Morne Visitors Centre is around 2-2 ½ hours each way. Passengers will be required to walk over varying terrain during this tour, including steps and uneven dirt ground. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

 

A selection of cruises to Corner Brook

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