Guidebook for Norris Point & Surrounds

Meigan & Peter
Meigan & Peter
Guidebook for Norris Point & Surrounds

Food Scene

We are fortunate to have a pretty diverse array of offerings in our area. You can find establishments featuring casual, more traditional, as well as pub fare, but also fine dining and Restaurant's where their credo is to showcase locally sourced ingredients and produce, and who do so with flair! **HIGHLY suggest you make sure to secure dinner reservations in advance. Particularly for Chanterelles and The Black Spruce Restaurants
Fabulous locally operated cafe & resto where your can dine in, grab coffee or lunch to go, & even purchase quality coffee beans to take back to The Little Wild for your coffee fix!
Java Jack's Restaurant & Gallery
88 Main St N
Fabulous locally operated cafe & resto where your can dine in, grab coffee or lunch to go, & even purchase quality coffee beans to take back to The Little Wild for your coffee fix!
The best, for local Newfoundland traditional fare, and a laid back place to dine out. Your best bet for trying Moose anything. Highly recommend the Moose meat pizza. Grab it to go, and head out for a sunset picnic!
Earle's
111 Main St S
The best, for local Newfoundland traditional fare, and a laid back place to dine out. Your best bet for trying Moose anything. Highly recommend the Moose meat pizza. Grab it to go, and head out for a sunset picnic!
Hours are 8:30am-5pm...and its the very best nearby spot to hop on wifi, grab a lunch (even a boxed lunch to go, for your excursions!) as well as a great array of salads and soups, and the best coffee going.
The Old Store Cafe
216 Main St
Hours are 8:30am-5pm...and its the very best nearby spot to hop on wifi, grab a lunch (even a boxed lunch to go, for your excursions!) as well as a great array of salads and soups, and the best coffee going.
Fine dining, incredible views and venue, and a menu that showcases an array of locally sourced produce.
The Black Spruce Restaurant
Fine dining, incredible views and venue, and a menu that showcases an array of locally sourced produce.
This is a fabulous restaurant to choose from for a unique dining experience in the area. Always sourcing a majority of local ingredients, and boasting one of the most sophisticated wine lists in the region.
Sugar Hill Inn & Chanterelles Restaurant
115-129 Main Street
This is a fabulous restaurant to choose from for a unique dining experience in the area. Always sourcing a majority of local ingredients, and boasting one of the most sophisticated wine lists in the region.
This restaurant is a great destination for any explorations you plan on the South Side of the National Park. It's more on the casual side and great as an apres hike spot after a day of adventuring.
Seaside
This restaurant is a great destination for any explorations you plan on the South Side of the National Park. It's more on the casual side and great as an apres hike spot after a day of adventuring.

Drinks & Nightlife

There are a good number of spots where you can take in local music and entertainment. Best spot to keep current on upcoming event launches and ticket sales is through this regional website: https://visitgrosmorne.com/ Throughout the Summer & Fall, as well as occasionally throughout the Winter, there are a tremendous amount of events that "pop-up" and take place in any number of the various enclave communities. If you're interested in anything in particular please reach out to us so we can keep in mind to share with you word of events, as they're released.
This is our local, "all in one". Count on it as a place to buy water taxi & boat excursion passes, happy hour, hearing live local musicians, fun open mike nights every Thursday, pub grub & just the all-round best hang out in town. Open mic every Thursday beginning at 9:30-12:30. Tues,Thurs,Satur evening cruises with entertainment on the emm Catt leaving at 7. Usually Friday happy hour 6-8 with Angus Stewart at the Cat Stop, Saturday afternoons with Jeff Quilty 4-6 at the Cat Stop, and different performers Sunday afternoons 4-6 at the Cat Stop. And sometimes special events if an act is coming through and doing a filler gig on a weird night. Always something on the go there in the Summer!
The Cat Stop
9 Stone's Ln
This is our local, "all in one". Count on it as a place to buy water taxi & boat excursion passes, happy hour, hearing live local musicians, fun open mike nights every Thursday, pub grub & just the all-round best hang out in town. Open mic every Thursday beginning at 9:30-12:30. Tues,Thurs,Satur evening cruises with entertainment on the emm Catt leaving at 7. Usually Friday happy hour 6-8 with Angus Stewart at the Cat Stop, Saturday afternoons with Jeff Quilty 4-6 at the Cat Stop, and different performers Sunday afternoons 4-6 at the Cat Stop. And sometimes special events if an act is coming through and doing a filler gig on a weird night. Always something on the go there in the Summer!

Sightseeing

We live in arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the world. Development has happened quite organically and modestly here, and you'll find such a down to earth feel, in your time here. It's a feeling that keeps many folks wanting to return to experience again and again. There are countless places, and look-off points, sunset perches, trails, historic destinations, wildlife encounters and view points that will draw you in here. Some of these places are off the beaten path and lesser known, but frequented by the locals. Best advice would be, when you arrive here, chat and strike up a conversation with the local people and learn about the charm of this place first hand, and take the little trail junctures and off shoots and remain curious. It's sure to lead you somewhere very special.
This is a "once upon a time" old settlement, and a fabulous spot to kayak over to, have a bonfire, and just watch the sunset between the opening of Bonne Bay. Unaccessible by foot or by roads; only by water craft.
Gadds Harbour
This is a "once upon a time" old settlement, and a fabulous spot to kayak over to, have a bonfire, and just watch the sunset between the opening of Bonne Bay. Unaccessible by foot or by roads; only by water craft.
Absolutely spectacular scenery of this billion year old glacial carved valley & landlocked fjord. Walking the trail from the parking lot/main entrance, to the boat departure ramp - you'll want to give yourself 45mins. Beautiful scenery on the way, but nothing can compare to taking the boat tour that shows you deep within the land locked freshwater fjord. Or, if you're into more rugged style hiking, there's a fabulous hike and overnight camping spot in Snugg Harbour that boasts views as seen in this thumbnail photograph. It's a truly breathtaking spot!
Western Brook Pond
Absolutely spectacular scenery of this billion year old glacial carved valley & landlocked fjord. Walking the trail from the parking lot/main entrance, to the boat departure ramp - you'll want to give yourself 45mins. Beautiful scenery on the way, but nothing can compare to taking the boat tour that shows you deep within the land locked freshwater fjord. Or, if you're into more rugged style hiking, there's a fabulous hike and overnight camping spot in Snugg Harbour that boasts views as seen in this thumbnail photograph. It's a truly breathtaking spot!
Step inside the fish store and tiny cabin and imagine the lives of the three Mudge brothers and their families who fished at Broom Point from 1941 to 1975. The wooden buildings, hand built boats, fishing gear and homey cabin recall the inshore fishery in open boats that once sustained Newfoundland's coastal communities. Parks Canada guides from the local area keep the story alive. Explore the rocky point, the garden hidden in the tuckamore, and the cemetery in the nearby cove.** Not to be missed is the walk along "Stephens Trail". It can be accessed from the main parking lot, and is a short distance which opens up onto the views of Western Brook Beach, the river mouth, and one of the most beautiful perspectives of Western Brook Fjord. **taken from Parks website
Broom Point
Step inside the fish store and tiny cabin and imagine the lives of the three Mudge brothers and their families who fished at Broom Point from 1941 to 1975. The wooden buildings, hand built boats, fishing gear and homey cabin recall the inshore fishery in open boats that once sustained Newfoundland's coastal communities. Parks Canada guides from the local area keep the story alive. Explore the rocky point, the garden hidden in the tuckamore, and the cemetery in the nearby cove.** Not to be missed is the walk along "Stephens Trail". It can be accessed from the main parking lot, and is a short distance which opens up onto the views of Western Brook Beach, the river mouth, and one of the most beautiful perspectives of Western Brook Fjord. **taken from Parks website
This is one of our favourite coastline trails. It leaves from this campsite area, and skirts the shoreline south, following along what was once the old mail route road, for the region. "A short pathway leads to the shoreline for close up views of the rocks or follow the cliff top pathway to a spectacular view over the point. Explore Green Point’s seaside cliffs, a beautiful and intriguing sequence of layered rocks. Almost 500 million years ago, these rocks formed on the bottom of an ancient ocean. Here geologists discovered fossils that define the boundary between the Cambrian and Ordovician periods and makes Green Point a world geological benchmark. Located off route 430, 500 m north of the Green Point campground. Best visited at low tide. For your safety, watch for falling rocks and stay back from the cliff edge." - an excerpt from the GMNP website
Green Point
This is one of our favourite coastline trails. It leaves from this campsite area, and skirts the shoreline south, following along what was once the old mail route road, for the region. "A short pathway leads to the shoreline for close up views of the rocks or follow the cliff top pathway to a spectacular view over the point. Explore Green Point’s seaside cliffs, a beautiful and intriguing sequence of layered rocks. Almost 500 million years ago, these rocks formed on the bottom of an ancient ocean. Here geologists discovered fossils that define the boundary between the Cambrian and Ordovician periods and makes Green Point a world geological benchmark. Located off route 430, 500 m north of the Green Point campground. Best visited at low tide. For your safety, watch for falling rocks and stay back from the cliff edge." - an excerpt from the GMNP website
The best in the biz for kayak rentals/tours, private and group zodiac tours, picnics as well as Stand Up Paddle Board rentals.
Gros Morne Adventures
9 Clarke's Rd
The best in the biz for kayak rentals/tours, private and group zodiac tours, picnics as well as Stand Up Paddle Board rentals.
These customizable guided tours consist of quad trips into the back country, cook outs & "boil ups", storytelling and walking tours and are a great family friendly experience.
Under the Stump - Cultural Tours in Gros Morne
These customizable guided tours consist of quad trips into the back country, cook outs & "boil ups", storytelling and walking tours and are a great family friendly experience.

Essentials

This is one of the better stocked stores between Rocky Harbour & Norris Point. Limited fresh veggies, and all the essentials, as well as a laundromat on site near the rental cabins.
Gros Morne Cabins
72 Main St S
This is one of the better stocked stores between Rocky Harbour & Norris Point. Limited fresh veggies, and all the essentials, as well as a laundromat on site near the rental cabins.
The provincial liquor store which carries a decent selection of beer, wine & alcohol, as well as a gift shop and general convenience items.
Liquor Express
The provincial liquor store which carries a decent selection of beer, wine & alcohol, as well as a gift shop and general convenience items.

Everything Else

These guys have their hands into so much of the action around here. Daily boat tours, cod jigging boat trips in season, music performances, happy hour, and open mike night. They operate the Western Brook Boat Tours as well as the sunset cruises on Bonne Bay which are both spectacular! Their dock at the Cat Stop in Norris Point is also where the daily water taxi leaves from, for the South side of the park. Call for info and the schedules are available online: http://www.bontours.ca/ 1-888-458-2016
Bon Tours
These guys have their hands into so much of the action around here. Daily boat tours, cod jigging boat trips in season, music performances, happy hour, and open mike night. They operate the Western Brook Boat Tours as well as the sunset cruises on Bonne Bay which are both spectacular! Their dock at the Cat Stop in Norris Point is also where the daily water taxi leaves from, for the South side of the park. Call for info and the schedules are available online: http://www.bontours.ca/ 1-888-458-2016

Entertainment

Go online and on Facebook to find the schedule of performances for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Each Summer brings a new lineup of performances and they're all truly amazing and exhibit the rural identity and stories and history of the local people here.
Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts
188 Main Street
Go online and on Facebook to find the schedule of performances for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. Each Summer brings a new lineup of performances and they're all truly amazing and exhibit the rural identity and stories and history of the local people here.