Corner Brook Cruise Port
Port of Corner Brook: An Overview
Corner Brook is a friendly leaf-peeper port on the rugged west coast of Newfoundland, 22 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Charted and named by Captain James Cook in 1767, the city of 20,000 once dominated by fishing and lumber industries is now a major regional retail, medical and educational hub on the Island. The Captain James Cook Monument, perched on a hill overlooking the city, sea, and surrounding wooded wilderness, is a favorite destination for cruisers who look for migrating whales and snap photos of fall color while posing with the towering statue of the famous English explorer.
The folks from Corner Brook go all out to welcome cruise-ship passengers. At the dock, civic greeters offer free souvenirs, musicians play local folk music, and a couple of very friendly Newfoundland dogs ignore the weather to make new friends. Yellow school buses offer free transportation around town, including to the town center with its retail shops and restaurants. You'll also find a new city hall with free Wi-Fi, craft booths and impressive museum dedicated to local and natural history. Buses also stop just outside of town where visitors attempt to find the face of the "Man in the Mountain" high on a rocky cliff above the Humber River.
Golfers will find decent greens just minutes from the port
Walkers can enjoy a network of scenic trails that wend around Glynmill Inn Pond, home to swans and other water fowl near the center of the city.
Corner Brook: Silver WhisperGaddis GaddaboutFeel sorry for this woebegon place. We were cancelled out of the stop the day before and the Gaspe the day after and instead stopped here, presumably because it has a pier the ship can just tie up to, right next to a paper mill. There is really ... Read more
Corner Brook: Silver WhisperHector MumReally pretty and charming small town. ... Read more
Not a lot of tourist things to do in the city but they have a very nice woods walking trail in the city. The city also provides a shuttle and a very warm greeting from the locals. before and after going into the city. ... Read more
Corner Brook: Caribbean PrincesssandiefranTook a taxi - great driver Pauly D, who took us to all accessible places on the way to Lark Harbour and back ... Read more
Corner Brook: Caribbean PrincessTonto YoderNot much to see in town. Not sure about the surrounds and all the tours were sold out early and there were minimal choices at the dock for doing anything on your own. ... Read more
Corner Brook: Regattaroothy123It's easy to think there's not much to do in Corner Brook, but if you rent a car and take a quick trip in the fall to Gros Morne National Park (south side - Tablelands) I think you'll love this stop. It's a beautiful but slightly remote area. We ... Read more
Friendly people. Walk to the lake in central town for best fall colors ... Read more
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