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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

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

    Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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. Uncover the park’s natural beauty: See towering cliffs, sky-high mountain tops, cascading waterfalls, a stunning fjord and unique rock formations.

    Schedule

    Our hiking season is late June through September
    There are rest areas and viewing points for hikers.

    Distance

    • 3 km (1.86 miles) from parking lot to first dock
    • 16 km (9.94 miles) high speed water shuttle trip to second dock
    • 6 km (3.73 miles) from second dock to summit (with an elevation gain of 450m)

    The Hike (approximately 10-12 hours)

    Our hiking season is late June through September

    Please note: A minimum of 4 adults required

    TYPICAL DAY’S HIKING  EXPERIENCE

    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 high speed shuttle boat ride to the end of the pond. There is 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. Magical!

    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.

    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.

    Reservations

    Reservations are required.
    Website: bontours.ca
    Email: info@bontours.ca
    Telephone: 1 888 458.2016 or 1 709 458.2016
    In Person: BonTours Office, 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour

    Your credit card will be pre-authorized for the full amount of the hike one week prior. The funds will be charged on the day of the hike. A refund will be granted ONLY if BONTOURS cancels the hike.

    For overnight hike pricing, 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