Introduction

It’s here just waiting to be discovered:

  • The beautiful Humber Valley flanked by the inspiring Long Range Mountains, the northern extremity of the Appalachian chain.

  • The mighty Humber River itself through Big Falls to the Humber Gorge and beyond to the Humber Arm, the Bay of Islands and the Gulf of St Lawrence.

  • The awesome Gros Morne National Park designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned for its glacial carved fjords, stunning mountain and coastal scenery and its unique geology, it has been called the world’s ‘Galapagos of Geology’.

  • The splendid Viking Trail running through the heart of the National Park and onwards along the spectacular Northern Peninsula.

  •  And at the heart of all of this magnificent scenery the majestic and picturesque Deer Lake with the town nestling at its head.
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    True all year round enjoyment and adventure await you, from the first awakening of spring, through the joys of summer and the golden glory of the fall to the pristine snows of winter. Deer Lake, with its excellent facilities and transport hub location, is your ideal base to explore the magnificent scenic delights.

     

    Local Attractions

    Local Attractions:

  • Sir Richard Squires Memorial Park  - With spectacular Big Falls as its centre piece, excellent for picnicking and walks, watch leaping Atlantic salmon close up, a memorable experience. 

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  • Scenic White Bay - Stunning scenery along the shores of this beautiful sea inlet, visit the small picturesque settlements of Hampden and Jackson’s Arm.

  • Deer Lake and Pasadena beaches - Take some time to relax or swim on these beautiful sandy beaches on the shores of the Deer Lake.

  • Roy Whelan Regional Heritage Centre - The history of Deer Lake and the Humber Valley waiting to be discovered. Look back at life in a 19th century logging town.

  • Newfoundland Insectarium - One of only two such facilities in Eastern Canada, with fascinating live and mounted displays.

  • Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex - This modern recreation centre has an excellent swimming pool with hot spa pool and children’s pool, a bowling alley and an arena.

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      Local Festivals :

  • Humber Valley Strawberry Festival - held at the end of July and the Humber Valley Fall Fair and Handicraft Exhibition held at the end of September are a celebration of local produce, crafts and industry combined with fairs, games and activities.

  • Gros Morne Theatre Festival - Drama at its best in the heart of the National Park.

  •  Recommended Restaurants:

    • Jungle Jim's Restaurant, (709) 635-5054

    • Pizza Delight-Rooster's B B Q , (709) 635-5100

    • Canton Restaurant, (709) 635-8118
     
     

    Spring/Summer

    Spring & Summer Attractions:

    Deer Lake is your gateway for exploring the scenic splendours and experiencing the adventure of the great outdoors. The pursuits can be as challenging or as relaxing as you like. There is something for all to enjoy .

  • Sightseeing and picnicking – relax, take your time and enjoy the varied and beautiful scenery.

  • Walking and hiking - the opportunities are almost limitless, from lakeside strolls and woodland walks to more challenging hikes in Gros Morne. Be ready to see wildlife including moose, caribou or even black bear, and the rich bird life including the soaring osprey.

  • Biking – explore the excellent trail system.

  • Horse riding – a great way to appreciate the landscape at a gentle pace.

  • Water sports – try your hand at rafting, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.

  • Fishing and hunting – superb opportunities abound, the Humber  is one of the great salmon fishing rivers of the world.

  • Golf – take some time out for a round on one of four local courses -  Humber Valley ResortBlomidon Golf & Country Club, Humber River Golf Club and AGEM courses .

  • Boat trips – enjoy the magnificent scenery in comfort .

  • Icebergs – get up close in spring and early summer, an experience not to be missed.

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    Autumn

    Autumn Attractions:

  • A beautifully woven natural tapestry of fall colour awaits you beginning in mid September and reaching a wonderful crescendo in mid October. Appreciate at first hand the glorious golds and ochres, blazing crimsons and reds, and subtle hues of coppers and umbers set against magnificent backdrops of mountain scenery, lakes, rivers and ocean.

  • Take a drive along quiet highways or a hike along the lake shore or through the woods. Views along the Humber Valley and the Viking Trail at this time of year are quite magnificent. You will not have truly experienced the breathtaking scenery the area has to offer until you have visited in the fall.

  • Deer Lake is the perfect base to explore the splendour of the fall. And you can still enjoy at this time of year many of the activities available in summer, from a round of golf to a bike ride along one of the excellent trails.

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    Winter

    Winter Attractions:

    Deer Lake is an awesome place to be if you enjoy the great outdoors in winter, a place blessed with one of the longest seasons and the heaviest snowfalls in Newfoundland.

  • Marble Mountain - fabulous downhill skiing and snowboarding, 1700feet of vertical fall, 35 runs, world class skiing, uncrowded slopes, night skiing, one of Newfoundland’s best kept secrets. Contact us for our Marble Mountain ski package deals with discounted ski passes and room rates and transport provided to and from the resort.

  • Snowmobiling – a fantastic network of groomed trails radiate from Deer Lake, a snowmobiler’s mecca. Explore frozen lakes, forests and splendid upland scenery deep into the Long Range Mountains to places inaccessible in the summer. Snowmobile directly onto the local trails network from the garden of Bird’s Nest.

  • Cross country skiing and snow shoeing – enjoy the many and varied cross country trails around Deer Lake, along the Humber Valley and in the Gros Morne National Park. Immerse yourself in the scenic splendours of winter the quieter way and get up close to nature. Ski directly from the garden of Bird’s Nest. The Pasadena Ski and Nature Park has over 18 kms of excellent groomed cross country ski trails, we provide transport to and from the Park.

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    Photo Gallery

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