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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Jungle Jim's Restaurant, (709) 635-5054
Pizza Delight-Rooster's B B Q , (709) 635-5100
- Canton Restaurant, (709) 635-8118
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
Biking – explore the excellent trail system.
riding – a great way to appreciate the landscape at a gentle
sports – try your hand at
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 Resort,
& 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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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
Ski and Nature Park has over 18 kms of excellent groomed cross
country ski trails, we provide transport to and from the Park.