St John's Nearby: Corner Brook

About one hour's drive along the #1 Transportation-Canada Highway from Stephenville, Corner Brook is located at the mouth of the Humber River, one of the best salmon rivers in the world. The Humber was first charted by Captain James Cook who traveled 6 km up the river in 1767 while beginning to map Newfoundland. One of the province's first sawmills was built here in 1894, and today the city now has one of the world's largest integrated pulp & paper mills.

Capt. Cook was based here when he charted this part of the coast in 1767, while he was in Newfoundland from 1763 to 1767. His detailed charts can still be used today, and were the first to use accurate triangulation. Cook also discovered that feeding his men citrus fruits prevented scurvy and went on to explore much of the Pacific and was killed in Hawaii in 1779.

The 25,000 population city has an Arts & Cultural Centre, the pretty Mararet Bowater Park, and is close to Blow Me Down Provincial Park and Barachois Pond Provincial Park. In February, Corner Brook is famous for its Winter Carnival, the high point of winter. Marble Mountain, just a 10-minute drive east of the city, has some of the best and most reliable skiing in eastern North America for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts, even back-country heli-skiing.

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Corner Brook Business listings

Corner Brook Attractions

Arts & Culture Centre
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 5G5
709-637-2581 fax: 709-637-2636
The gallery provides a venue for the presentation of works of local artists as well as exhibiting touring art shows.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Blow Me Down Cross Country Ski Club
P.O. Box 592
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6G1
709-639-2754 fax: 709-634-2902
42 kms of groomed trails for classic and skating, touring and racing. Ski rentals and lessons available. Lodge with canteen. Hiking trail. About 10 minutes from downtown.
From Dec 15 - Apr 15

Corner Brook Museum & Archives
P.O. Box 232
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6C9
709-634-2518 fax: 709-634-7141
Exhibits depict the city's natural, cultural and social history. Located in a restored historic building which once housed the post office, customs office, telegraph office and court room.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Marble Mountain Resort
P.O. Box 947
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6J2
709-637-7600, tollfree: 1-888-462-7253 fax: 709-634-1702
Atlantic Canada's premier destination ski resort. The average annual snowfall of 16 feet provides some of the best alpine, cross-country and cat skiing in eastern North America.
From Dec 15 - Apr 15

Meadows Picnic Site
Box 3529, RR#2
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6B9
709-783-2339 fax: 709-783-2501
Two picnic areas, one in the centre of town with playground area and another on Meadows Point Look-Out area at the beach with a great view of the Bay of Islands.
From May 01 - Sep 30

Railway Society Of Newfoundland
P.O. Box 673
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6G1
709-634-6089 fax: 709-686-2081
A collection of narrow gauge rolling stock from the Newfoundland Railway including steam locomotive No. 593, working diesel electric locomotive No. 931, snow plow train and various other cars located at former Humbermouth Station.
From Jun 15 - Sep 15

The Rattler
P.O. Box 4375, RR # 2
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6B9
709-688-2603 fax: 709-688-2680
A waterfall that tumbles into the sea at the east end of McIvers in one of the town's five coves. Also, a good place to view Woods Island, the largest island in the Bay of Islands.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Museum
P.O. Box 39
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6C3
709-637-4122 fax: 709-637-4101
Early policing in Newfoundland, includes artifacts and photographs.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery
University Drive/Fine Arts Building
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6P9
709-637-6209 fax: 709-637-6203
Public art gallery, with exhibitions of contemporary Canadian art rotating every 8 weeks. Tours on request.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Tours & Adventures

The Sail Safe Experience
183 East Valley Road
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 2M2
709-634-6965 fax: 709-634-5138
[email protected]
Experience sailing for an afternoon or evening on the sailboat Sohesten in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Each sailing experience is chosen by the passengers, depending on time and interest.
From May 15 - Oct 15

Discovery Outtripping Company
23 Dove's Road
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 1M2
709-634-6335 fax: 709-634-5726
Providing experienced guides and equipment for personalized fly fishing, hiking, skiing excursions. Guides and itineraries highlighting Western Newfoundland history, flora, fauna available for motorcoach tours. Media and corporate references.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Blomidon Cat Skiing
P.O. Box 941
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6J2
709-783-2712 fax: 709-783-2712
Backcountry Adventure skiing by snocat. skiing downhill, snowboarding, telemark skiing and ski touring. Service provided in French & German.
From Dec 15 - Apr 30

Explore Newfoundland, Adventure Centre
P.O. Box 63
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6C3
709-634-2237, tollfree: 1-877-497-5673 fax: 709-639-1592
Canoe, kayak, mountain bike or hike along Newfoundland's 17,000 kms of scenic coastline. Whether it's icebergs, wildlife or the solitude that inspires you, let our qualified staff make your next adventure memorable.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Linkum Tours
P.O. Box 652
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6G1
877-254-6586, tollfree: 1-877-254-6586 fax: 709-639-1592
Highlighting the Island's west coast with four season tours. Themed vacations on nature & culture. Featuring Quirpon Lighthouse Inn with Newfoundland's longest iceberg & whale watching season. Independent itineraries, group packages.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Marble Inn - Convention Planning
P.O.Box 63
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 6C3
709-634-2237, tollfree: 1-877-497-5673 fax: 709-639-1592
New country style Inn minutes east of Corner Brook at the base of Marble Mountain, offering conference rooms, catering, canoe/kayak lessons & rentals and adventure tours available.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Where-ya-wannabee Lodge Art Adventure Tours
74 Reid Street
Corner Brook, Newfoundland, A2H 2N6
One-week & weekend packages in acrylic & water color painting with renowned artist Lloyd Pretty. Enjoy photographic tours, on location sketching & instructional workshops. Exective style lodge features gourmet cuisine, tranquil country setting.
From Jun 01 - Oct 31

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