Corner Brook, NFLD
The spectacularly rugged fjord-like approaches to Corner Brook provide a truly beautiful setting for the cruising traveller's landfall. A colourful dockside welcome offers a warm and gracious entrance to this delightfully hospitable city. Passengers can enjoy a leisurely walking tour around town or venture on an excursion in the beautiful Bay of Islands through some of Newfoundland's most breathtaking scenery. Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site, presents some of Canada's most geologically interesting and visually arresting landforms. There are also a number of local seasonal fairs, festivals and celebrations focused on traditional Newfoundland music, crafts and food. A visit to the Captain James Cook Monument is a unique opportunity to view copies of the original charts belonging to the famous British explorer and surveyor who charted the Bay of Islands in 1767. In addition to all of this, the natural camaraderie, quick wit and genuine warmth of the local people are likely to make an impression.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
This natural, year-round deep-water port is situated at the eastern extremity of the Humber Arm, 40.3 km (25 miles) in from the Bay of Islands and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With over 24 km (15 miles) of water frontage, the port is connected to the bay by a 1.6-km (1-mile) wide channel with a depth of 46-m (150-ft). The harbour has a maximum depth of 91-m (300-ft) and a turning base of 1524-m (5000 ft) in diameter. Corner Brook Harbour does not receive interference from fog. In harbour waters, wind-induced currents tend to override tidal variations. Cruise vessels are accommodated at the public wharf; this facility has a docking face of 361 m (1184 ft) in length and a depth at low water of 9.1 m (30 ft). Services available in Corner Brook include pilots, fresh water, bunkers, ship repair facilities for minor repairs and ships' chandlery services.