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We're tentatively planning a ferry-over from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and back road trip in mid to late summer of 2025, and was curious if anyone has any experience within the last 3-4 years traveling around up there?   We'd be starting at the long ferry trip port of Argentia and trying to travel the entire expanse from there - St. Johns, then up and over through Gander to Twillingate/Elliston area, then across to Gros Morne, doing the Viking road up to St Anthony/L'Anse aux Meadows, then back down the entirety of the west coast to take the shorter ferry from Port aux Basques back over to NA mainland.  Thanks in advance if you have any insight!

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On 2/19/2024 at 7:30 AM, PythonFanPA said:

We're tentatively planning a ferry-over from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and back road trip in mid to late summer of 2025, and was curious if anyone has any experience within the last 3-4 years traveling around up there?   We'd be starting at the long ferry trip port of Argentia and trying to travel the entire expanse from there - St. Johns, then up and over through Gander to Twillingate/Elliston area, then across to Gros Morne, doing the Viking road up to St Anthony/L'Anse aux Meadows, then back down the entirety of the west coast to take the shorter ferry from Port aux Basques back over to NA mainland.  Thanks in advance if you have any insight!

I've always wanted to go Newfoundland.  And possibly Labrador.  And Saint Pierre.  Don't forget to stop at Mary Brown's Chicken.  They're great. They are all over Canada now, but the chain started in Newfoundland.

Robert

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@S4GRU  - do you already know off top of your head if there's a location for that in say either St Johns or Gander?  Those look like the two main more populated areas on the island.  (Edit:  nevermind....I looked it up and they're' actually all over NF island ha!)

https://marybrowns.com/locations/

 

The wife's generational family (2+ back) originated from various areas around/near St. Johns and she's only ever been as a kid.  She actually has some measure of land passed down to her in the Kitchuses (sp?) area.  We're starting out there (St. Johns vicnity) with the long ferry trip, and going to hit all the high points before finally making our way down to Port Aux Basques. Elliston as much as anything to get the best possible puffins exposure (wife is nuts about them), Gander because of the 9/11 tie but also we've seen Come From Away on Broadway which she loved so there's that too....Twillingate to see if we manage to see any icebergs still around by then...even going up to the L'Anse aux Meadows/only North American/Viking settlement.   Several lighthouses/coastal views along the way.

But of everything I've looked at, Gros Morne and the excursion boat/Western Brook Pond Tour is probably the thing I'm looking forward to most:

https://bontours.ca/gallery/

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On 2/29/2024 at 1:11 PM, PythonFanPA said:

@S4GRU  - do you already know off top of your head if there's a location for that in say either St Johns or Gander?  Those look like the two main more populated areas on the island.  (Edit:  nevermind....I looked it up and they're' actually all over NF island ha!)

https://marybrowns.com/locations/

 

The wife's generational family (2+ back) originated from various areas around/near St. Johns and she's only ever been as a kid.  She actually has some measure of land passed down to her in the Kitchuses (sp?) area.  We're starting out there (St. Johns vicnity) with the long ferry trip, and going to hit all the high points before finally making our way down to Port Aux Basques. Elliston as much as anything to get the best possible puffins exposure (wife is nuts about them), Gander because of the 9/11 tie but also we've seen Come From Away on Broadway which she loved so there's that too....Twillingate to see if we manage to see any icebergs still around by then...even going up to the L'Anse aux Meadows/only North American/Viking settlement.   Several lighthouses/coastal views along the way.

But of everything I've looked at, Gros Morne and the excursion boat/Western Brook Pond Tour is probably the thing I'm looking forward to most:

https://bontours.ca/gallery/

That's going to be a blast.  Have fun!

 

Robert

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