For me, the highlight of Newfoundland was undoubtedly the time we spent in Gros Morne National Park. From hiking up Gros Morne to exploring the Tablelands and the other natural beauty in Canada’s second largest national park, ten year old me had a great time.
It’s pretty much essential to get a rental car in Gros Morne, or Newfoundland in general, since everything is fairly spread out.
This is one of the only places in the world where you can actually walk on Earth’s mantle. There’s an easy hike you can do to see this amazing geological formation, and it’s one of those places that humbles you and makes you realize how small you are.
Climbing Gros Morne
I’m definitely not a big outdoors person, but this 16km hike was absolutely worth it for the incredible views. There’s a portion before you actually get to the mountain that almost convinced us to turn around, it was so hot and horrible. Then you have to climb up loose rocks and past numerous plateaus until you finally reach the top. Believe me, if I could do this at 10, you can and should.
Taking a boat tour down Western Brook Pond Fjord is absolutely unforgettable. It really felt like we were in Scandinavia! Apparently the water in these fjords is so pure that it won’t even conduct electricity, which is pretty cool!