National treasures: Atlantic Canada
Fish for trout, sturgeon, stripers, tuna and cod in unforgettable surroundings
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Amazing coastal scenery and catch-and-eat cod
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 1,805-square-kilometre national park on the west side of Newfoundland features endless fjords, beaches, bogs, forests, barren cliffs and the stunning Western Brook Pond. Then there’s the otherworldly Tablelands—you’ll think you’ve stepped onto another planet when you see the earth’s exposed mantle, the result of continental drift several hundred million years ago. The barren landscape is both bizarre and beautiful. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper visit to Newfoundland without a feed of cod. Come during the summer recreational fishery and you can arrange a trip out of Norris Point, just outside the park’s boundaries, to catch your own dinner. Last year’s fishery opened for 46 days, and no licences or tags were required.
Learn more: www.oceansidegrosmorne.ca