A number of boat tours are available on different waterways around the area offering the opportunity to gain different types of experience.
The Humber Valley and nearby Gros Morne National Park provide many unique opportunities to explore the coastline of Western Newfoundland. Get up close and personal with rugged shorelines, sea stacks and sea caves.
There are plenty of mountain biking opportunities in the network of back country logging roads and trails that crisscross the region around the Resort. Alternatively, take a half day guided tour of Pasadena’s trails and roads, rated as the best cross country mountain biking trails in the area. You also have the option of spending a full day touring the Corner Brook stream, gorge and lake area.
The west coast of Newfoundland contains a number of world-class salmon fishing rivers, including the Humber, which flows through Humber Valley to the Bay of Islands. Local residents and tourists alike try their luck on the Humber River. There are approximately 10 other top class salmon streams to the north and south of the Humber River. All anglers are required to obtain a salmon fishing license and non-residents require guides (max 2 anglers per guide).
A wide variety of birds including bald eagles, owls, warblers, blue jays, ptarmigans, several species of ducks and many others call Western Newfoundland home. Avid birders can visit any number of the areas, such as Deer Lake, the Codroy Valley and the Burgeo area on the South Coast of the island, to pursue specific species.
The cod fishery was the mainstay of Newfoundland’s economy for 500 years. There have been setbacks in the commercial fishery but it remains an important segment of the economy. Specially-licensed local operators provide visitors with an opportunity to fish commercial fish species like cod and experience the thrills of ocean fishing.
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.
Ride the trails on friendly, 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.
The 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.
There are numerous streams, ponds and lakes that are home to trout in Western Newfoundland. Many are accessible from the side of the highway or by traveling the hundreds of woods roads that snake throughout the region.
Snowmobilers can leave right from the Resort and hit the province’s 1,200 km of groomed snowmobile trails. Take a ride through wide-open backcountry and old woodcutting roads now used for winter adventure riding. These trails provide access to the back country, which is impossible to reach at any other time of year.
Marble Mountain is known for its challenging landscape, abundance of snow and short lift lines. All terrain at Marble Mountain is open to snowboarders and skiers, including the largest terrain park and half-pipe in Atlantic.The vertical drop is the highest of any ski area in Atlantic Canada. Nearby Corner Brook is the snowiest city in Canada and Newfoundlanders are known for being the friendliest people in the world.
Humber Valley Resort is located a short drive from the Blow Me Down Ski Park in Corner Brook, which offers over 40 km of groomed trails, and the 18-km Pasadena Ski and Nature Park. Both have groomed trails and a base lodge.
A very popular outdoor past-time in the winter is snowshoeing. From anywhere on the Resort you can find an interesting route. Snow shoes can be purchased or rented locally.
Both Deer Lake and Corner Brook boast their own teams in the West Coast Senior Hockey League. For a taste of Canada’s national sport, take in a game at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook featuring the CB Royals or visit the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex in Deer Lake to watch the Red Wings. You may be lucky enough to catch these two bitter rivals face off!
Take a family skate! You can choose from a well-frozen pond to indoor rinks. The latter are the Hodder Memorial Stadium in Deer Lake and the Pepsi Center in Corner Brook.
Your ski or snowboard adventure begins well above the tree line in the Blomidon Mountains, which is part of the Appalachian chain. The day includes fabulous skiing and riding and spectacular views away from lifts, line ups, and crowds.
The terrain ranges from intermediate to extreme slopes and can accommodate Telemark and Nordic touring skiers and sightseeing adventures. The only back country cat-skiing in Eastern North America.
Western Newfoundland has numerous ponds and lakes which are accessible in the winter. Many of are home to trout, which can make for a wonderful winter afternoon past-time, and an even better afternoon lunch! Non-resident anglers require a guide.
Stables in the area offer winter sleigh rides and winter trail riding.