Newfoundland & Labrador
Total Mileage/Average drive time
435 miles, 8 hours, 32 minutes
Lighthouses, nature trails, cultural and historical places and beauty that can only be found in this remote part of the world, this is what is waiting for you in Newfoundland. See where Leif Eriksson and his band of Vikings landed 1,000 years ago. Newfoundland has a little something for everyone.
1) Channel Port aux Basques
Begin your experience at Channel Port aux Basques, the gateway to Newfoundland. Hop on one of the daily ferries and make your excursion across the gulf. Once you've arrived you'll see two lighthouses, a Rail Heritage Center and the Hook and Line Museum. These are rainy day activities because Channel Port aux Basques sits on the coast and you'll be hard pressed not to be outside taking in the beautiful sights on and off the water.
2) Deer Lake
2 hours, 44 minutes
Slightly inland is your next stop at the town of Deer Lake. This beautiful Newfoundland town gets its name from the magnificent lake that it sits beside. Here, you can pull some of the largest salmon in Canada. There is also a world class RV Park, an 18-hole golf course and the Newfoundland Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. Discover 500 species of butterflies residing in their own tropical garden.
3) Gros Morne National Park
76 miles, 1 hour, 32 minutes
A camper's dream of hiking, boating and fishing comes true at your next stop at Gros Morne National Park. This National Park is the second largest in Canada and will give you limitless hours of outdoor activities. Take a boat tour to see some of the tallest waterfalls in the world or just walk along one of the many sandy beaches in the park. You can be busy or do nothing at all at Gros Morne National Park.
4) L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
195 miles, 4 hours, 16 minutes
Roughly Five hundred years before Columbus discovered America, a group of Norsemen led by Leif Eriksson landed on a small spit of land on what is now Newfoundland. In 1968, archeologists substantiated that the first Europeans to settle in North America were indeed Vikings. Today, at L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, you can stand where the Vikings once stood and feel the magic they felt when they first laid eyes on this beautiful land. Three Norse buildings have been reconstructed and artifacts are on display.