The Humber Valley is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This is where you really get to know Mother Nature. The region offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, caving, camping, ziplining, rafting and sea kayaking. The rugged landscape also offers plenty of photo opportunities for those looking for a less intensive day outdoors. Heading for a river may result in seeing a waterfalls plunging over mountains to smash onto the rocks below, or perhaps spotting salmon as they jump jagged rocks to reach their spawning grounds.
The Humber Valley is a study in contrasts. Fishers and loggers; resettlement and prosperity; tiny communities and major service centers.
Welcome to the scenic Humber Valley Region – a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. A whole host of activities are available in the area ranging from hiking, kayaking, zip-lining, caving and cycling to name a few! This evening you can enjoy a round of golf or two at the award winning 18 hole championship River Course at Humber Valley Resort or perhaps some pampering at the onsite Pevonia Spa.
This morning spend the day in Newfoundland’s second city located on the south shore of the Humber Arm. Places to visit within Corner Brook are the City Museum, the Newfie Bullet Historic Train and the Captain James Cook Monument. Further afield follow the Captain Cooks Trail following along the spectacular South Shore of the Bay of Islands – site of the former Frenchman’s Head Lighthouse and the picturesque communities of Bottle Cove and Lark Harbour.
Suggestions in the area include visiting the Blow Me Down Mountains area where you can hike, picnic or just enjoy the ocean breeze. Continue back to the yacht club in curling where you can join the Crystal Waters Boat Tour for a real “Excursion around the Bay”. This boat tour will sail along the South Shoreline and back on the North Shoreline. Along the way your guide will recount the journeys of Captain Cook, the history of the Bay Of Islands and the unique geography of the region.
Today why not explore the area further. Follow the Admiral Palliser’s Trail along the North Shore of the Bay of Islands. This popular scenic route is named after Sir Hugh Palliser – who sent Captain Cook to explore and chart the west coast of Newfoundland in the 18th century. This route takes you through many little communities. Suggestions in the area include, hiking the Hughes Brook Trail or take the True North boat tour at Cox’s Cove where you can learn about the three “arms” in the area: Middle Arm, Goose Arm and North Arm. You might just spot a whale! Continue back to join the TCH to visit Marble Mountain. Enroute, visit Shellbird Island – This is best viewed from the rest area at the exit from Bay of Island to Marble Mountain. According to local legend, the Spanish buried a treasure on Shellbird Island into the Humber River. If you look closely, you will see the face of an old man in a rock formation overlooking the island. “The Old Man in the Mountain” is said to be a marker for the treasure. Also visit Steady Brook Falls and Mable Mountain to view the sixty scenes from Newfoundland and Labrador’s history that are carved into a 55 foot cedar tree that is over 360 year old. Make your way to Deer Lake where you can visit The Newfoundland Insectarium – This multi-award-winning attraction features live, tropical butterflies, an observation bee hive, leafcutter ants and much more.