from Canadian Geological Survey
magnificent park is located on the east coast of
the island, north of the city of
is noted for its dramatic fjords, wildflower
meadows, and historic sites.
John's, capital city of the island province of
Newfoundland, and Canada's oldest city, is the
eastern starting point of the Trans-Canada
road croses the Avalon Peninsula, heading west, and
then leads northwest to the town of Gander, and
then passes Bishop's Falls, Grand Falls, and
Deer Lake, Route 430 leads a few miles north to
reach Gros Morne National Park. The Trans-Canada
then leads south, to Corner Brook, and the ferry
landing at Port Aux Basques.
Brook, Newfoundland's second largest city, is 444
miles (714 km) from St. John's. To reach the ferry
to Nova Scotia, drive another 133 miles (214
provincial parks, with campgrounds, are located
along the route.
the Trans-Canada offers great scenery and
natural attractions, driving a few miles off the
highway provides glimpses of many small fishing
villages that echo life in Newfoundland of more
than a hundred years ago. Brigus, Harbour Grace,
Come By Chance, and Musgravetown, are just a few
mintes from the Trans-Canada.
the middle part of the trip, the highway crosses
the island's interior, wih many small lakes
(called ponds), rocky outcroppings, and unique
ecosystems. The Long Range Muntains come into
view as you approach Deer Lake, the gateway to
you have a few days to spare, leave the highway
at Goobies, and take Route 210 south to Fortune,
and catch a ferry to the French Islands of St.
Pierre and Miquelon. This is the last French
colony in North America, and a fascinating world