St John's Nearby: Grand Falls-Windsor

Nestled in the picturesque Exploits River valley, Grand Falls-Windsor is the heart of Central Newfoundland's wilderness country. The Exploits River is the island's longest river and connects the forests of the interior to the city's lumber and pulp mills.

Today Grand Falls-Windsor lies on the #1 Transportation-Canada Highway across Newfoundland, about midway between St John's and Port-aux-Basques. Grand Falls lies to the south of the Transportation-Canada and Windsor lies to the north, though the two communities merged into a single municipality in 1991.

Official town web site

Business listings for Grand Falls

Grand Falls-Windsor Attractions

Beothuk Village
P.O. Box 222
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2J7
709-489-3559, tollfree: 1-888-491-9453 fax: 709-489-0465

Experience another culture as you walk through the trails of the replica Beothuk Indian Village. The Beothuk became extinct when the last know survivor Shawnadithit, died in 1829.
From Jun 15 - Sep 04

Bishop's Falls Municipal Park
P.O. Box 310
Bishop's Falls, Newfoundland, A0H 1C0
709-258-6581 fax: 709-258-6346

Located on the Exploits River adjacent to the falls. Picnic sites, two gazebos, bandstand, shower/washroom facilities, salmon fishing, stores within walking distance.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31

Botwood Heritage Park & Museum
P.O. Box 490
Botwood, Newfoundland, A0H 1E0
709-257-3022 fax: 709-257-3330

World War II Sea-Plane Base with tarmac, slipways & restored P.B.Y. Catalina Aircraft. Museum display includes early aviation, native cultures, European explorers, war, hospitals, railway and shipping.
From Jun 15 - Sep 14

Grand Falls Fishway - Salmon Interpretive Centre
2 k west of Abitibi Price mill, on gravel road off Scott Rd
Grand Falls, Newfoundland

Learn about the life cycle of Atlantic salmon, and watch the fish fight the currents from a lower-level observatory.
Open June 15 to Sept 15, daily 9 am to 9 pm. Admission fee.

Logger's Exhibit
c/o Provincial Building
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 1W9
709-486-0492 fax: 709-292-4526

Life at an early 20th century logging camp. Visit the cookhouse, or the bunkhouse where men would share their songs and stories after a hard day of back-breaking work.
From May 01 - Sep 30

Mary March Regional Museum
c/o Provincial Building
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 1W9
709-292-4522 fax: 709-292-4526

Mary March was the European name of Demasduit, one of the last Beothuks and who was kidnapped by Eurpeans in 1819. Displays focus on historic and prehistoric aboriginal cultures and creation of modern paper industry.
From May 01 - Oct 31, daily 10 am to 7 pm, rest of year daily 9 am to 4:45 pm.
Admision is $1 for museum (seniors & kids under 18 free), $2 for Beothuk village (seniors & kids under 18 $1).

Norris Arm Heritage Museum
P.O. Box 70
Norris Arm, Newfoundland, A0G 3M0
709-653-2350 fax: 709-653-2163

Visit the historical past of Norris Arm. Logging, train & personal artifacts from days gone by.
From Jun 01 - Sep 15

Peterview Heritage Centre
P.O.Box 275
Peterview, Newfoundland, A0H 1Y0
709-257-2124 fax: 709-257-2926

Centre displays artifacts, pictorial history of Peterview. Just recently completed - 2001 will be first season. Ongoing research -hoping to obtain artifacts from the Beothuck era for display.
From May 19 - Sep 03

Salmonid Interpretation Centre
P.O. Box 857
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2P7
709-489-7350 fax: 709-489-2763

Exhibits on history, biology, ecology and habitat of Atlantic salmon. Under water viewing windows and other live exhibits. Restaurant & gift shop on site. 100% accessibility to all buildings.
From Jun 15 - Sep 15

Thunderland Amusements Park
P.O. Box 159
Badger, Newfoundland, A0H 1A0
709-489-3899 fax: 709-539-2625

Bumper boats, 360 foot waterslides, mini golf, snack bar. Day or evening passes available. Dumping station, laundromat, showers. Group and party rates available. After hour rentals.
From Jun 20 - Sep 07

World War II Gun Battery
c/o Ed Evans
Phillip's Head, Newfoundland, A0H 1E0
709-257-3022 fax: 709-257-3330

From Jan 01 - Dec 31


Botwood Seaport Festival
P.O. Box 490
Botwood, Newfoundland, A0H 1E0
709-257-3022 fax: 709-257-3330
Part of the Exploits Experience. Local entertainment and dances, softball tournaments, yacht races and special events.
From Aug 03 - Aug 06

Exploits Experience
P.O. Box 222
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2J8
709-489-9629, tollfree: 1-888-491-9453 fax: 709-489-0465

One of North America's Top 100 Events, the Exploits Experience celebrates the Exploits Valley - the heart of Newfoundland's wilderness country. Join over 15 communities in Exploits - Wild & Free !!!
From Jul 14 - Aug 17

Grand Falls-Windsor Red Maple Festival
Community Fall Festival featuring swimming, hockey tournament, ball hockey tournament, mockey game, teen dances, adult dances and community skating. This event concludes with a huge bonfire and mini fireworks at Centennial Field.
From Oct 26 - Nov 05
P.O. Box 439
Grand Falls-WIndsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2J8
709-489-0450 fax: 709-489-0454

Soirees & Times - Atlantic Serenade
Step back in time to the days of the Second World War, when a group of talented young people revive the local radio station, VOGF. to produce a special weekly program for the Newfoundland men and women serving in His Majesty's forces overseas.
From Jul 08 - Aug 28
Grand Falls- WIndsor, Newfoundland
709-489-6560 fax: 709-489-0465

Vogf Presents "Atlantic Serenade"
P.O.Box 439, 5 High St.
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, A2A 2J8

During the Second World war, a group of energetic young people rejuvenated VOFG, Grand Falls' first radio station. They broadcast to the troops overseas every Wednesday from May 1941 - June 1943. Come experience "Atlantic Serenade" in this Dinner Theatre production.
From Jul 08 - Aug 28

Community Map