There is no better way to explore this scenic delight than by taking the Western Brook Pond Boat Tour. On board, 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.


May 15 to May 31 12:30 p.m. Subject to seasonal conditions
June 1 to June 30 12:30 p.m.
July 1 to August 31 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 12:30 p.m.
October 1 to October 15 12:30 p.m. Subject to seasonal conditions


Adults - $65
Youth (12-16) - $30
Children (1-11) - $23
Infant (0-1) - Free


Float between massive billion-year-old cliffs featuring waterfalls that cascade into the park’s largest lake from ponds atop the plateau. A moderate 3 km trail (approx. 45 min walk) leads from the parking lot to the dock. This is a 2 hour boat tour with live interpretation is considered a Canadian Signature Experience. The two boats have canopied decks and on-board washrooms.
A sheltered waiting area, indoor washroom facilities, canteen services, gift shop, and several beautiful picnic areas can be found at dock site.
Pets are not permitted on the boats. Departures depend on wind and weather conditions.


Reservations are recommended. Phone 709-458-2016 or 1-888-458-2016. Visit or drop by the ticket office at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour.

Travel trade
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Suitable for small groups
  • Suitable for FIT(Fully Independent Travelers)
  • Reservations required
  • Available at additional times upon request
  • Available in english and french
  • Motorcoach parking available
  • On site café
  • Washrooms on site
  • Gift shop
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WESTERN BROOK POND REVITALIZATION UNDERWAY - Thank you for your patience as we work hard to renew the Western Brook Pond trail surface and boat operation facilities. This is year 1 of a 2 year construction project. NOTE: The trail surface will be fully completed in 2019. For this year, the surface may still be rough for those using bicycles, strollers, and wheelchairs.

The stunning vistas of Western Brook Pond will remain unchanged, but visitors in 2018 may notice there is still some work to do. While the major components of work will occur between visitor seasons, Parks Canada will continue with small construction and landscape restoration projects over the next few seasons along the trail. This work will include creating new rest areas and viewing points for hikers, and forest and bog rehabilitation in areas affected by construction work. For detailed information on the project please visit our Infrastructure Program page.

For up-to-date information on work locations and traffic flow, follow @ParksCanadaNL, (#GrosMorne, #NLtraffic), or contact Parks Canada at 709-458-2417 or

Hike to the top of Western Brook Pond Gorge

Meet a professional guide at the dockside, take the shuttle to the end of the pond and then hike to the top of the gorge. Once on top you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the pond. For reservations contact Bontours. Take the shuttle to Snug Harbour and spend the day or overnight. Be adventurous and climb to the top of the North Rim for that once in a lifetime view!