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Old 01-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Cool ontario to newfoundland july 2013

we are planning a trip to nfld this july. did two weeks last year in cape breton and nova scotia. did pei the year before. this year we are taking the leap to the rock. any tips or comments would be great. thanks
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make sure you book the fairy, we headed to the rock 2 years ago, when we checked out the cost of the fairy it was $880.00 return for 4 of us, 1 dog and our 38ft bus we changed our minds and didnt go (to much for us at that time) we had more fun PEI, and stayed 5 more days. Turned out it was raining most of the time in newfoundland, weather was great in PEI. So try and get a wx forcast for the time you will be on the rock.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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we are planning a trip to nfld this july. did two weeks last year in cape breton and nova scotia. did pei the year before. this year we are taking the leap to the rock. any tips or comments would be great. thanks
Go for it.
The nicest trip I did in Canada yet.
Don"t forget to make reservations for the ferry and get a place to rest.
We did from south to North and West to East.
Some roads are bumpy do.
Warmest people we ever met. As far as camping they are numerous and some do even park aside of the roads. If DW would be willing I would go again anytime and strongly suggest to fill up the gas tank before you go on the island. I should have gone to Labrador also to try to see northern lights.
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thanks folks. looking forward to the trip.
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We put off traveling there last summer as we did not allow the extra time it would require. The first comment we got was from a trucker that goes often. He advised, no night travel! Says the Moose are on the prowl and they are Big!!! Since the Ferry stops are a good distance from the population center it requires a few weeks to see the sights. I'm jealous as this is one part of your Great Nation we still want to see!
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thanks folks. looking forward to the trip.
This is right it is caled the "Rock" for obvious reasons.
We were told by a RCMP memeber that speed was not a problem but moose were. I still recall that there was a post informing people how many accidents involved them.
West Coast is has lot of forest with numerous trail. North middle you might see whales and iceberg at the right time, east coast birds and St John.
One must keep in mind that it is not overpopulated. A lot of pretty "fishing villages".
We were there for over 3 weeks.
Ferry was expensive and price based on total lenght.
Gros Morne park" is a must.
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This is right it is caled the "Rock" for obvious reasons.
We were told by a RCMP memeber that speed was not a problem but moose were. I still recall that there was a post informing people how many accidents involved them.
West Coast is has lot of forest with numerous trail. North middle you might see whales and iceberg at the right time, east coast birds and St John.
One must keep in mind that it is not overpopulated. A lot of pretty "fishing villages".
We were there for over 3 weeks.
Ferry was expensive and price based on total lenght.
Gros Morne park" is a must.
Just to add to add a couple of facts to Laurier's post:

The ratio of moose to people in Newfoundland is 1:4
There were about 800 auto/moose collisions last year in Newfoundland.
A few years ago Newfoundland privatized several of its provincial campgrounds. One of those was Grand Codroy and happens to be the first fully serviced campground after you disembark the ferry at Port aux Basques. It is very nice and friendly of course. Grand Codroy Gros Morne is definely a must see. A drive up the west coast to St Anthony to the Viking Village should also be on your 'to do' list. And like Laurier has mentioned you may see an iceberg or two as well. I have attached a picture of a moose which I took on a trail at Gros Morne back in 2010. Enjoy your trip to Newfoundland, it is a hidden treasure indeed.
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thanks again, where do you go close to the ferry terminal if you land at night and dont want to see any moose up close and personal.
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thanks again, where do you go close to the ferry terminal if you land at night and dont want to see any moose up close and personal.
The best and a must is to park near the "tourist welcome center'
It is mentioned that "boondocking is forbidden but there was "a lot " of people there.
We drove to a nearest campground (provincial) that was closed but we were able to get in.
A lot of residents did not appreciate it. I would understand being wake up a 1:00 o'clock in night.
Go and dont hesitate.
Do reserve a room on the ferry. Worth it
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There is a RV park close to where the ferry lands in Port Aux Basques.
It's in Doyles called Grand Codroy RV Camping. Very nice park, really big spaces. Not much around except the park.
Also nice park in Rocky Harbour. Have fun, we did. Take your time, lots to see.
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