Western Newfoundland Close-up

Gros Morne National Park and the Great Northern Peninsula

Cape Onion, Newfoundland, Canada

When: - 8 days, 8 nights

Cost: $, single supplement $

Max participants: 6


About the Tour

Join us on a photographic adventure featuring two magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites and many delightful gems along the path that connects them. This is a tour for photographers ready to move beyond the basics and submerge themselves in an inspiring, rugged landscape as they hone their skills. We mix group instruction, experiential learning and professional one-on-one coaching for a custom-tailored experience in the midst of cultural and ecological wonders. 


Gros Morne National Park, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada Gros Morne National Park is a spectacular natural phenomenon filled with sparkling bays, ancient fjords, and the awe-inspiring Tablelands. Rich in wildlife and magnificent vistas, it is also the place where geology commands centre stage. We settle ourselves at a central location in Gros Morne and explore its heart with plenty of time to capture the landscape with our cameras. 

From Gros Morne we travel north, traversing primal, barren landscapes dotted with tiny, isolated communities where local Newfoundlanders still follow the traditional way of life. There are many hidden treasures along our way, from graveyards with stories to tell, to lighthouses and dune-strewn sandy beaches, even a glimpse of Labrador across the strait. Our destination is the very tip of Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula, a finger that reaches high into the North Atlantic. Here we walk in the footsteps of the Vikings who wintered in this place over a thousand years ago in defiance of the barren land. The tip of the Peninsula pushes into Iceberg Alley, the berg-laden current that sweeps down from the coast of Labrador. Although it is never a certainty, this is one of the best places to see these giant ice castles.

So pack your camera and join celebrated nature photographer, Dennis Minty, and his partner Antje Springmann, in this ancient, rugged place. Your guides are Newfoundlanders who will open doors to places and experiences undiscovered by the casual tourist. Don’t miss this extra-ordinary photographic journey that will leave you inspired and refreshed, and your photography portfolio brimming.

Itinerary

Trout River, Newfoundland Day 1 to 3
Our trip begins in Deer Lake where you will meet your guides and start your journey to Gros Morne National Park. Once settled in our accommodations, we will brief you on what’s in store and introduce you to Gros Morne National Park, where we will immerse ourselves for the next 3 days. Our outings will include:

  • hiking at the base of the majestic Table Mountain where the earth’s mantle projects through the continental crust
  • a boat trip on the stunning and unique Western Brook Pond Gorge 
  • exploring the sand dunes of Shallow Bay
  • a visit to Green Point where 15 million years of the earth’s history can be read like a book


Near St. Anthony Day 4 to 6
We journey to the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. Here and along the way we will:

  • walk in the footsteps of the Vikings and see the earliest evidence of European settlement in North America at L'Anse aux Meadows
  • explore Port aux Choix where Newfoundland’s first people’s lived more than 4000 years ago
  • see the magnificent Arches, a natural geological formation that inspires the imagination
  • come face to face with Atlantic salmon as they push up the Torrent River fish ladder on their way to their spawning grounds
  • visit charming communities like Onion Cove and St. Anthony to get a taste of the everyday lives of Newfoundlanders in isolated part of the province where tradition is alive and strong.

Day 7

We travel south again to Gros Morne National Park for another overnight, stopping along the way to take in more of what the Northern Peninsula has to offer.


Day 8
We make our way to Corner Brook, a vibrant milling town at the mouth of the great Humber River for a final evening together.

 



Tour Leaders: Dennis Minty & Antje Springmann

Prices include:

  • All accommodations
  • All meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Your instructor/guide(s)
  • All park/tour fees


Prices do not include:

  • Flights to and from Deer Lake
  • Laundry, phone calls, items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel/medical insurance


Fitness level: Moderate. Includes hikes on mostly prepared trails in hilly terrain. Footing can be uneven.

Please note: Itinerary is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseeable factors