What to Expect

Spring weather in Western Newfoundland can be pleasant though unpredictable.  For your comfort, warm layers and a waterproof jacket are recommended.

May is a wonderful time to observe wildlife in Gros Morne National Park. Moose are a common sight as they wander out from the protection of the forest to roadside meadows for new shoots of springtime vegetation. Minke whales make their way back to Bonne Bay, their summer feeding grounds. If you are a birder, May is a great time to see bald eagles, osprey, terns and the many songbirds return from their southern wintering grounds.

Most walking and hiking trails in Gros Morne National Park are snow-free and some wildflowers and shrubs are in bloom. This time of year offers spectacular views of bays, fjords, volcanic rock shores and coastal lowlands contrasted with snow-capped mountains. Explore these areas on your own, take a boat tour or join a guided sea kayaking, bicycling, walking or hiking tour.

Extend your stay and venture up the Great Northern Peninsula to see icebergs. May is one of the best months to see these majestic natural ice sculptures!

For more information on the Gros Morne National Park region visit one of the links below.

Visit Gros Morne

Gros Morne National Park