Parks and Trails

Part of Corner Brook’s charm is its closeness to nature within our city.  Be sure to enjoy the Corner Brook Stream Trail – one of our city’s natural treasures! 

Parks

Margaret Bowater Park
O’Connell Drive (between University Drive & West Valley Road)
Margaret Bowater Park offers a supervised natural swimming area with change area and canteen services during July and August.  The park is the host venue for special events including the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Canada Day Celebration, Corner Brook Day Celebration, and the Corner Brook Winter Carnival. The newly renovated playground area is a family delight – ideal for a family picnic.  The site is also well lit for evening activities. To book the park for a special event call (709) 637-1577.

Kinsmen Prince Edward Campground and RV Park
Route 440, Corner Brook

Kinsmen Prince Edward Campground and RV Park is located within the boundaries of the City of Corner Brook on Route 440.  This facility is a modern campground and recreational vehicle (RV) park, with a number of services and facilities to accommodate campers using tents or RVs.  The facility features a picnic and playground area and has many services and facilities available. Fully, semi, and non-serviced sites are available as are showers and laundry facilities.
709-637-1580 www.princeedwardrvpark.com

Trails

Corner Brook Stream Trail
The trail winds through the city, following the meandering Corner Brook Stream.  The trail is groomed and has rest areas throughout the three diverse sections of the trail. 

The downtown trail features the Glynmill Inn Pond where a family of swans is the star attraction. The distance is 2 kms and the degree of difficutly is Easy. This section of the trail can be accessed via:

  • Glynmill Inn – 1b Cobb Lane
  • Margaret Bowater Park – O’Connell Drive
  • City Hall – 2 Mount Bernard Avenue
  • Sir Richards Squires Building - O’Connell Drive at Mount Bernard Avenue
  • Park Street – next to Sorrento’s
  • Corner Brook Port

The upstream section takes walkers through an exciting natural Gorge Area offering spectacular views.  The sunset from this area is amazing!  Access this part of the trail via:

  • Crocker’s Road – near Exit 5, Trans Canada Highway
  • Degree of Difficulty - Moderate with some sloped hills
  • Distance - 3.9km

Three Bear Mountain offers walkers a panoramic view of the City of Corner Brook.  A short walk will bring you to information panels highlighting various scenes you are able to view from this vantage point.  This trail can be accessed from the parking lot of O’Connell Centre located at 1 Hospital Hill.The distance is 1km and the degree of difficulty is Easy but the beginning of the trail is sloped.

Online maps and trail descriptions are available at www.cbstream.com

International Appalachian Trail
Route 440, Corner Brook

The Newfoundland Labrador portion of the Appalachian Trail is 1200 km long (745 miles) and stretches from Port Aux Basques to L’Anse aux Meadows.  The Humber Valley Trail starts just outside of Corner Brook at Route 440.  To access the trail you need to cross over the Ballam Bridge just off Riverside Drive.  The hike takes about four hours and brings you to the top of the “Old Man in the Mountain”. 709-639-3313 or info@iatnl.ca

In The Area:

Bottle Cove
Route 450, Lark Harbour
Bottle Cove is located approximately 50 km (31 miles) from Corner Brook on the South Shore highway.  When travelling to Bottle Cove you will visit a number of small fishing communities and take in breathtaking views. While in Bottle Cove you can wander along a sandy beach and stroll along beautiful walking trails

Blow Me Down Provincial Park and Trail
Route 450, Lark Harbour
Approximately 47 km (29 miles) from Corner Brook the Blow Me Down Provincial Park offers 28 non-serviced sites, dumping station, washrooms/showers, and laundry facilities.  If you’re an outdoor enthusiast then you will love the Blow Me Down Park and Trail.  Enjoy a hike in the park which will take you from the beach to a lookout platform offering panoramic views of the rugged coastline of York Harbour, Lark Harbour and the Bay of Islands.  The park is also loved by paddlers with endless miles of open ocean to explore the beauty of the region by water.

Hughes Brook Trail
Route 440, Hughes Brook

The Hughes Brook Trail travels from the Hughes Brook Bridge along the river, all the way to the estuary leading into the harbour.