Western Brook Pond Tour
$72 per person
$39 Youth / Child
ALL TOURS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING
The landlocked fjord of Western Brook Pond is a rare sight, especially in our part of the world. Carved by glaciers, and home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife, it’s worth the trip alone.
Throughout the tour, which has been featured in many magazines and several television programs, we provide live interpretation to point out some of the geological and historical features of this wonder of nature.
What To Expect
Explore the stunning vistas by taking our Western Brook Pond tour located in the Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This experience is part of Canada’s Canadian Signature Experiences collection, which shows the world the best that Canada has to offer. The pond is located in the long Range Mountains, the most northern section of the Appalachian Mountains surrounded by deep rock walls. This 16 kilometer lake with a depth of 165 meters is home to Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout and Arctic Char and an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls. The pond is a freshwater fjord carved out by glaciers during the ice age 25,000 to 10,000 years ago. Its water is extremely pure.
Aboard at Western Brook Pond, behold the spectacular glacier-carved land-locked fjord, waterfalls cascading from 2000 feet that often turn to mist before reaching the pond, billion year-old cliffs, and frequent wildlife sightings. Glacial action has resulted in magnificent scenery, with coastal lowland, alpine plateau, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, waterfalls and many pristine lakes. There is camping in the park, or stay in one of the adjoining seaside communities of Cow Head, Glenburnie, Norris Point, Rocky Harbour, Trout River or Woody Point.
The lake waters are pristine, having had very little impact from human activities. Our vessels, in order to operate on the pond, have a special certification required by Parks Canada and have minimal impact on the environment. This is a two hour boat tour with live interpretation. Refreshments are available. Our boats have canopied decks and on-board lavatories.
This special place is truly a photographer’s paradise. Amazing photos can be produced and you will create absolutely stunning images.
Western Brook Pond transportation via golf cart
Great effort has been made to accommodate our guests with mobility issues visiting our Park. No longer will those with ambulating difficulties have to walk the 3 kilometers to the Western Brook Pond dock. The involved person must be able to transfer from the cart and walk the short distance to the vessel.
For those guests with ambulation difficulties, there is a golf cart available for transportation to the dockside. Wear comfortable footwear and give yourself enough time.
In order to utilize the transportation golf cart
You must be able to independently enter the golf cart with the assistance from your companion and ambulate to the vessel with or without assistance from your companion.
- Maintain an upright position
- Support your torso, neck, and head while absorbing movements, and brace your body with at least one upper extremity.
- When seated, both legs (natural or prosthetic) must extend to edge of seat.
Located at dockside, you will find a sheltered waiting area, indoor bathroom facilities, canteen, several beautiful picnic areas and dog kennels (no pets permitted on boats unless they are service animals with documents).
The cost of the shuttle service is $10.00 return payable at the WBP parking lot departure site – CASH ONLY. Those with mobility issues needing a ride from WBP to the parking lot the fee is $10.00. Payment can be made at WBP cafeteria.
|Tour Time||Parking Lot Arrival Time||WBP Departure Time|
|10AM||8:30AM, 9AM, 9:30AM||12:45PM|
|3pm||1:30PM, 2PM, 2:30PM||5:15PM|
This pilot project will be evaluated at the end of the season. We look forward to your feedback. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting our magnificent Gros Morne National Park.
We are not responsible for injuries related to entering or leaving the golf cart.
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 1 888 458.2016 or 1 709 458.2016
- In Person: BonTours Office at 105 Pond Road, Rocky Harbour
Ticket office hours during off-season: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 2 pm during peak season: 8 am – 5 pm daily.
- We require a minimum of 15 people to depart.
- Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to tour time
The remoteness of the Western Brook Pond often causes internet issues. Therefore, if planning to pay at dockside, please ensure that you carry cash as a precaution. Cellular service in this area is intermittent.
PARKS CANADA REQUIREMENT (WESTERN BROOK POND ONLY)
Parks Canada requires a Gros Morne National Park pass for the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. For daily Gros Morne National Park pass prices go to Gros Morne National Park website
The boat tour is reached via Route 430, 27 kilometres north of Rocky Harbour. A moderate 3 km trail (approx. 45 min walk) leads from the parking lot to the dock. The trail is a gravel trail. If you have difficulty walking, give yourself enough time. Wear comfortable footwear.
Located at dockside, you will find a sheltered waiting area, indoor bathroom facilities, canteen, dog kennels ( no pets permitted on boats) and several beautiful picnic areas.
NOTE: This trail is NOT deemed as wheelchair accessible. The trail itself is fairly flat and is covered with class A crushed stone. All-terrain wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Information Center, Rocky Harbour. Telephone 709 458.2417 for more information.
Dock Side Café
Drop by the Dock Side Café for a snack by the water.
All prices subject to HST
DepartureBonTours Boat Terminal, Western Brook Pond Trail