Western Newfoundland attractions

Top Choice Lighthouse in South Coast

Rose Blanche Lighthouse

Built in 1873, it's the last remaining granite lighthouse on the Atlantic seaboard.
Monument in Corner Brook

Captain James Cook Monument

While this cliff-top monument is admirable – a tribute to James Cook for his work in surveying the region in the mid-1760s – it's the panoramic view over the Bay of Islands that is the real payoff. Cook's names for …
Park in Western Newfoundland

Barachois Pond Provincial Park

This popular park, sitting just south of Rte 480 on Hwy 1, is one of the few in the province to offer a backcountry experience. From the campground, the Erin Mountain Trail (4.5km) winds through the forest and up to…
Lighthouse in Cape Ray

Cape Ray Lighthouse

After the original 1871 lighthouse was struck by lightning and burned in 1885, it was replaced by the current version. The compound has artifacts from the nearby Dorset Paleo-Eskimo archaeological site, pictures of …
Beach in Port Aux Basques

Grand Bay West Beach

Located a short distance west of town, the long shore is backed by grassy dunes, which are breeding grounds for the endangered piping plover. The Grand Bay West Trail leaves from here and flirts with the coast for 1…
Park in Cape Ray

John T Cheeseman Provincial Park

A beachfront park with camping and good facilities located 15km from Port aux Basques.
Museum in Port Aux Basques

Railway Heritage Centre

The center has two things going on. One is a museum stuffed with shipwreck artifacts. Its showpiece is the astrolabe, a striking brass navigational instrument made in Portugal in 1628. The device is in remarkable co…
Museum in Corner Brook

Railway Society of Newfoundland

Within historic Humbermouth Station, the Railway Society of Newfoundland has a good-looking steam locomotive and some narrow-gauge rolling stock that chugged across the province from 1921 to 1939.
Park in Port Aux Basques

Scott's Cove Park

This park, with its restored boardwalk, candy-colored snack shacks and boat-shaped amphitheater, is the place to mingle with townsfolk and listen to live music.
Farm in Port au Port Peninsula

Alpacas of Newfoundland

The public can visit with these fuzzy South American camelids on this sprawling farm. There's also a craft shop.