River Rafting & Coastal Waves
Tour Grand Falls-Windsor before taking an exhilarating rafting adventure nearby. Head west to visit the Wetlands and spot some whales. Then it's on to the Baie Verte Peninsula and its geological marvels, you might even spy an iceberg.
Day 1 - Take Me to the River
Grand Falls-Windsor sits on one of the best Atlantic salmon angling rivers in the world: the Exploits River. Thousands of these fighters migrate upstream every year to spawn, making this an ideal place for the Salmonid Interpretation Centre.
Stop at the Mary March Provincial Museum to hear the history of the central region and learn about the Beothuk who inhabited this area.
Head westward to Aspen Brook for an epic adrenaline rush with Rafting Newfoundland. Choose from a variety of tours, some of which include a swim and picnic lunch.
Day 2 - Wetlands & Whales
Start today's venture in Springdale, where you'll find the Springdale Wetlands - reached via the Indian River Walking Trail. The wetlands are an estuary where the Indian River flows into Halls Bay, and feature 15,000 acres of diverse habitat that's home to moose, ducks, and salmon.
The next stop is King's Point, where the seaside Whale Pavilion holds the articulated skeleton of a 52-foot humpback whale, and King's Point Pottery where you'll find some of the finest wares in the province. Walk out onto the wharf just across the road and gaze up the bay at one of finest marine scenes on the island. Keep a keen eye out for whales that swim near shore. Eat seaside before enjoying the spectacular views of the 800-foot Rattling Brook Falls.
Day 3 - We Will Rock You
The Baie Verte Peninsula is a geologist's dream. Teeming with ancient rocks and minerals, deep cavernous mines, and complex folding and twisting landscapes, its natural beauty is unsurpassed. For a glimpse into the fascinating world of miners, visit the Baie Verte Peninsula Miner's Museum & Information Centre. Then continue on to the Dorset Soapstone Quarry National Historic Site at Fleur de Lys and witness evidence of Dorset and Palaeo-Eskimo vessel carvings dating back 1,600 years.
At the end of Route 414, La Scie offers great views north-northwest toward the Horse Islands, an area often dotted with icebergs. Drop by the Outport Museum and Tea Room for a mug up.