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Western Brook Pond Day Hike

Price $295 10-12 Hours
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Western Brook Pond Day Hike

$295 per person
$175 / youth

The Hiking Experience of a Lifetime……The scenery is magnificent!

The Hike

Our hiking season is late June through September

A TYPICAL DAY’S HIKING  EXPERIENCE

Gros Morne National Park presents some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in eastern Canada. The hiking trails in this park range from leisurely walks to demanding multi-day outings.

At the designated morning hour we meet at the Out East Adventures Center, 12 Westlink Road, Rocky Harbor. After a quick orientation and signing of the appropriate waiver, we drive together to the  parking lot located at Western Brook. We walk to the dock, a 3 kilometers hike, over mostly flat terrain. When we arrive at the dock, we take a 30 minute ride on a high speed shuttle boat to the end of the pond.   There will be live commentary along the way.  After arriving at a small dock, you will view the magnificence of the mountain and it is clear that we have entered another world. Our experienced guide will take you through some of the most pristine wilderness in the world! We will walk along river beds, through forests and meadows, observe beautiful waterfalls, view the fjord and its steep cliffs, and rest under towering rocks.

In short, for a person of average fitness, our hike would be considered a demanding but rewarding day. The day is very strenuous, and is best described in three stages.

Stage 1

This is  a gentle  hike. We pass through a giant meadow, and through the forest as we slowly gain elevation.

Stage 2

We cross river beds which may or may not have running water. From here the terrain becomes more steep as we continue through the forest. We rest beneath a waterfall before we continue.

Stage 3

This is a steep climb. It is relatively short and is the toughest part of the journey. We make our way up the rock face and scramble to find a hold. Finally, we emerge on a rocky clearing and are rewarded with one of the most stunning views in North America.  The valley of Western Brook Pond opens up below you. The winding fjord and its steep cliffs provide the backdrop as life seems to stand still for a moment.

After resting and viewing our spectacular surroundings,  we descend downhill. Our group should return to the parking lot around 5-6pm. However, the actual time can vary as it is dependent on the speed of the group and the weather conditions for that day.

NOTES

Distance

  • 3 km from parking lot to first dock
  • 16 km high speed water shuttle trip to second dock
  • 6 km from second dock to summit (with an elevation gain of 450m)

 Time

  • Approximately 10-12 hours.
  • There are rest areas and viewing points for hikers.
  • Contact Colin Shears at info@outeastadventures.com for a more detailed description of the hike.

For your Comfort and Safety

  • There is no food, shelter, or water available on the mountain. Be prepared for changes in weather as well as cooler and windier conditions on the mountain.
  • Pack a windbreaker (preferably waterproof)
  • Take at least one litre of water per person (two on hot days).
  • Sweater and trousers will usually be required at the top, even if it is warm and sunny below.
  • Bring a lunch and snacks.
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy footwear. Well broken-in hiking boots are recommended.
  • Carry a First Aid Kit with treatment for blistered feet.

ALL OF OUR TOURS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING 

Reservations

  • Online
  • Email: info@bontours.ca
  • Telephone: 1 888 458.2016 or 1 709 458.2016
  • In Person: BonTours Office at 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour  or The Cat Stop Pub & Grub at 4 Stones’ Lane, Norris Point

For overnight hiking prices, please contact dana.fudge@bontours.ca

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Out East Adventures Centre located at 12 West Link Rd, Rocky Harbour
  • Departure Time
    Our hiking season is late June through September. Please note: A minimum of 4 adults required.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Personal Guide
    Transportation/Car

Tour Location

Late June to September For DAY HIKES- ( Meet at Out East Adventures Centre located at 12 West Link Rd in Rocky Harbour.)- 7:30 am or 8:30 am( depending on your scheduled hike time) For OVERNIGHT HIKES- (Meet at Out East Adventures Centre located at 12 West Link Rd in Rocky Harbour )- 8:30 am