The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort
Traditional Newfoundland Dory, Gros Morne, Western Newfoundland
Kayak and Whale, Quirpon Island, Western Newfoundland
Salmon Fishing, Harrys River, Western Newfoundland
Curve

Newfoundland Dory
 
Quirpon Island
 
Harry's River

Things to do - in Summer

The summer climate in the Humber Valley is generally mild with an average temperature of around 24 degrees Celsius. This is a result of the jet stream carrying warm continental air over the island which is tempered before arrival by passing over the cool ocean currents which surround our shores. The weather can however be changeable with the locals joking that you can literally experience all 4 seasons in a day. For this reason it always pays to be prepared when venturing out.

The main summer activities available in the area are listed below. We are happy to put you in touch with the local guides and activity providers who can ensure that you have an activity filled holiday which the family will remember for years to come.

The Tourism section of the City of Corner Brook website (www.cornerbrook.com) provides a very useful introduction to the many activities and sightseeing opportunities available in the Humber Valley region.

Salmon Fishing

The Humber River which flows from Deer Lake to the ocean at Corner Brook is one of the premier Atlantic salmon rivers in North America. For this reason salmon fishing is one of the leading activities in the region during the summer season. Within 1.5 hours drive of the resort are another 10 or 12 top class salmon fishing rivers giving plenty of choices for anglers. The Humber River is a big river and the strong prevailing winds mean that fishing it is a challenge even for the best anglers.

Specimen Salmon, Lower Humber River, Western Newfoundland

A lower Humber Specimen

All anglers are required to obtain a salmon fishing license and non-residents require guides (max 2 anglers per guide).

www.explorenewfoundland.com
www.eurekaoutdoors.nf.ca
 

Trout Fishing

The many local streams and ponds are full of trout and trout fishing offers a change of pace for salmon anglers or a fishing experience for those interested in a gentler experience.

See also above websites

Ocean Fishing

Fishing was for centuries the very reason for Newfoundland's existence. Times have changed but it is remains an important part of the economy although it is now strictly controlled with very limited opportunities for recreational cod fishing. Local operators offer the opportunity to go down the bay and experience the thrills of ocean fishing.

www.crystalwatersboattours.com
www.truenorthtours.ca
Four Seasons Guiding 709 688 2125

Kayaking and Canoeing

 

 Video of kayaking with Iceberg and Whale, Quirpon Island

Deer Lake and the Humber Valley offer varied opportunities to explore the natural surroundings as you drift gently by in your kayak or canoe. If you are a novice there are opportunities for introduction to the techniques needed and more advanced instruction is available for those with previous experience.

www.explorenewfoundland.com
www.appalachianadventures.ca
www.grosmorneadventures.com
www.linkumtours.com

Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking allows you to explore the coastline from the water. Sea kayaking is easily arranged at the mouth of the Bay of Islands at Lark Harbour or Bottle Cove or in Gros Morne Park. More advanced adventures which may include paddling around ice bergs and whales are also available.

See also the above websites

Rafting

 River Rafting in One Man Rafts, Lower Humber River, Western Newfoundland

Rafting - Lower Humber River 

 Humber Jet Boat Tour, Lower Humber River, Western Newfoundland

Humber Jet

Enjoy the peace of drifting down the steadies and the thrill of running the rapids past Shellbird Island as you float from Steady Brook to the Bay at Corner Brook on a single person rubber raft.

www.explorenewfoundland.com 

www.roamtherock.ca

Boat Tours

A number of boat tours are available on different waterways around the area offering the opportunity to gain different types of experience.

www.crystalwatersboattours.com (Bay of Islands)
www.bontours.ca (Bonne Bay Ocean Tours, Western Brook Pond fresh water fjord tour, Seal Island Tour)
www.truenorthtours.ca (Goose Arm, Bay of Islands)
www.appalachianadventures.ca (Tour of Deer Lake departing from the Resort, Bay St Georges)

Walking and Hiking

There are many and varied walking and hiking experiences available throughout Western Newfoundland ranging from gentle strolls to challenging all day and multi day hikes climbing steep mountains in Gros Morne Park. A new experience immediately adjacent to the resort is the opportunity to hike sections of the newly created section of the Appalachian Trail which runs through the Humber Valley. In Corner Brook there is a network of trails alongside the Corner Brook Stream. Further afield almost every village offers opportunities to walk on local trails or around a coastline.

www.cbstream.com (Corner Brook Stream Network)
www.iatnl.ca (Appalachian Trail in Western Newfoundland)
www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne (Walking tours in Gros Morne Park. Follow link to activities/hiking)
www.artandcarol.ca (Hiking trails of Newfoundland)
www.truenorthtours.ca (Old Man In the Mountain hikes)
www.explorenewfoundland.com
www.canadatrails.ca

Bird Watching

Western Newfoundland is home to a wide variety of birds including bald eagles, owls, warblers, blue jays, ptarmigans, several species of ducks and many others. Many species can be seen right from the deck of your chalet. For those more dedicated there are areas within easy reach of the resort which offer great rewards to committed birdwatchers. Foremost amongst these are the Cordroy Valley and the Burgeo area on the South Coast of the island.

www.birdingpal.org
www.birding.com (follow path worldwide bird watching/where to bird/bird watching in Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador)

Photography

 

Iceberg, Near St Anthony, Western Newfoundland

Iceberg near St Anthony

Western Newfoundland is a photographer's paradise with a host of interesting landforms, historic buildings, wildlife and icebergs. For those who want a more structured photograhic experience, day long guided tours with local photographers can be arranged.

www.edgeoftheworldphoto.com

Mountain Biking

There are plenty of mountain biking opportunities in the network of back country logging roads that criss cross the area around the resort. Alternatively take a half day guided tour of the trails and roads of the Pasadena area, rated by the guides as the best cross country mountain biking trails in the area or a full day tour of the Corner Brook stream, gorge and lake area.

www.cyclesolutions.ca

Horse Riding

Ride the trails on friendly well trained horses and enjoy the sights and sounds of our unique environment as you meander gently along. Lessons are available if you wish to learn to ride or improve your skills.

www3.nf.sympatico.ca/horse
Humber River Ranch, Deer Lake. +1 709 635 8200

Caving

Caving, Corner Brook Caves, Western Newfoundland

Caving, Corner Brook caves

Marble Zip Line, Steady Brook, Humber Valley, Western Newfoundland

Marble Zip line

Corner Brook caves are cut deep into the limestone formations alongside the Bay of Islands. Cave tours take you underground into the spectacular subterranean cave system for an "out of this world" experience

www.explorenewfoundland.com
www.cyclesolutions.ca
www.truenorthtours.ca                                                                                                                                                                                              www.roamtherock.ca   

Marble Zip Tours

Sail high over Steady Brook Gorge on this newly installed adventure activity just minutes from the resort. Receive your safety briefing and instructions, hike to the top of the Gorge and sail down by way of a number of zip lines until you reach the bottom.

www.marbleziptours.com

Extreme Adventures

For those wanting more excitement, local activity providers offer more challenging adventures including: ATV Tours, power kiting and surfing, rock climbing, more advanced canoe and kayaking tours including multi day back country tours and challenging all day road biking tours of different areas around the west coast.

www.explorenewfoundland.com
www.appalachianadventures.com
www.grosmorneadventures.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.roamtherock.ca

 

"The Lodges at Humber Valley Resort offers luxury accommodation at the renowned Humber Valley Resort in scenic Western Newfoundland, your gateway to adventure and exploration in summer and winter."

 

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