Corner Brook, Canada
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 2 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.