Gros Morne National Park of Canada

How to Get Here

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Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province in Canada. Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. The island is accessible by scheduled airline services that connect with most major centres in North America and northern Europe. Car and bus access is via the Marine Atlantic ferry service from Nova Scotia.

Air

Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) is 35 km from the southern park boundary. The airport is served by direct daily flights from Montreal (May–October), Toronto, Halifax, and St. John’s. Deer Lake airport serves the west coast of Newfoundland, while St. John’s International Airport (YYT) serves the east coast of Newfoundland. Intra-provincial flights are available between Deer Lake and St. John’s. Several major car rental agencies operate out of the Deer Lake airport. There are bus services that can also provide transportation from the town of Deer Lake to Gros Morne.

Car & Ferry

If driving from the Canadian mainland, the shortest way to Gros Morne is via the ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. It is 300 km from Port aux Basques to the southern park boundary, about a four hour drive.

Marine Atlantic operates ferries year-round between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Ferry service between North Sydney and Argentia, on Newfoundland’s east coast, is offered from mid-June to late September. The crossing time from North Sydney to Port aux Basques is approximately 6 hours, and 11 hours from North Sydney to Argentia.

For ferry reservations, which are strongly recommended, and the most up-to-date ferry schedules and fares, please visit the Marine Atlantic website.

In summer, a ferry links northern Newfoundland with southern Labrador. Visit the Labrador Marine website for more information.

Bus, Shuttles, & Taxis

Gros Morne and the nearby communities of Trout River, Woody Point, Rocky Harbour, Norris Point, and Cow Head are served by local bus service and taxi. Both shuttles connect with the cross-island bus service provided by DRL.

  • Martin’s Transportation, 709-453-2207
  • Viking 430 Shuttle and Tours, 709-458-8186 & 709-458-3016
  • Pittman’s Taxi, 709-458-2486
Red Bay
258 L’Anse aux Meadows
197 228 Port au Choix
347 323 111 Cow Head
344 320 108 3 Shallow Bay Campground
356 332 120 8 12 St. Pauls
362 338 126 15 18 7 Broom Point
369 345 133 21 25 13 6 Western Brook Pond Trail
377 353 141 29 33 21 14 8 Sally’s Cove
384 360 148 36 40 28 22 15 7 Green Point Campground
394 370 158 46 50 38 31 25 17 10 Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse
395 371 159 47 51 39 32 26 18 11 3 Berry Hill Campground
396 372 160 49 52 40 34 27 19 12 1 5 Rocky Harbour
400 376 164 53 57 45 38 32 24 17 9 10 4 Visitor Centre
406 383 170 59 63 51 44 38 30 23 15 16 6 6 Norris Point
403 379 167 56 59 48 41 35 27 19 12 13 7 3 9 Gros Morne Mountain Trail
435 411 199 87 91 79 73 66 58 51 43 44 39 34 40 32 Wiltondale
452 428 216 104 108 96 89 83 75 68 60 61 56 51 57 48 17 Lomond Campground
469 445 233 122 125 114 107 101 93 85 78 79 73 69 75 66 34 21 Woody Point (Discovery Center)
473 449 237 126 129 118 111 105 97 89 82 83 77 73 79 70 38 25 4 Tablelands Trail
481 457 245 134 137 125 119 112 104 97 89 90 85 80 86 78 46 33 12 8 Green Gardens Trail
485 461 249 138 141 129 123 116 108 101 93 94 89 84 90 82 50 37 16 12 4 Trout River
467 443 231 120 123 111 105 98 90 83 72 76 71 67 73 64 32 49 66 70 78 82 Deer Lake
Distance Chart (kilometres) for Gros Morne National Park