A centre of Newfoundland’s agriculture and mining industries, Grand Falls Windsor offers visitors plenty of interesting attractions and sights alongside natural wonders. The town is home to the annual Exploits Valley Salmon Festival, held in July, which in previous years has attracted world-famous acts such as Bryan Adams, The Eagles and Kiss.
A highlight of any visit to Grand Falls Windsor is the Mary March Regional Museum, which details 5,000 years of human history in Newfoundland with a variety of exhibits. Another ‘must’ in the area is the Salmonid Interpretation Centre, where visitors can watch the ‘king of fish’ from underwater viewing windows and learn all about the history and habitat of the Atlantic salmon. The Exploits River is the largest in the province, and some of the best salmon fishing in Canada is to be found here.
Grand Falls Windsor offers visitors a variety of nature walks and hiking trails that showcase some of the scenic beauty of central Newfoundland. Head along the Corduroy Brook Nature Trail for picturesque vistas or take a stroll through Beothuk Park to get a different view of the river and to learn about the history of logging in Newfoundland.
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May - October
5 hours 40 minutes
London Heathrow (direct flight), Manchester, Edinburgh
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