Massive Icebergs on the Loose in Goose Cove, NL – Draw Crowds

Icebergs surround the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. They have been spotted in Conche and can be seen from Sailer Jack’s Lookout, St. Carol’s, St. Lunaire-Griqurt, L’Anse Aux Meadows, Englee, St. Anthony and Goose Cove.

I had the privilege of driving to Goose Cove, NL today. It is another picturesque Town that is not far off Route 430, a mere 8 km from St. Anthony.  Although it gets much traffic, it does not see 30,000+ visitors that other attractions see. Locals know – so I encourage you to add Goose Cove, NL to your travel plans when driving the Great Northern Peninsula for your Rural Inspired Travel Experience (RITE)

Today, there is an extremely large drawing card with towering ice mountains that could be spotted from the harbour.

Here they are peeking out….

I had to get a closer look…

They were just breath-taking. On my return from the Pumley Cove Trail, I opted to take one last sneak peek of the bergs by the wintertime sleds.

There were so many wonderful photo opportunities that I’ve decided to post a second part and continue my Goose Cove Story. So hop in your car and get up to Goose Cove – before they are gone!

Live Rural NL –

Christopher C. Mitchelmore


About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 70 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on July 23, 2011, in Art, Nature and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Thank you for sharing your part of the world Christopher. We are coming to visit and will be driving up the Northern Peninsula the first week of August, I am keeping my fingers crossed that we still might spot an iceberg or two. This will be my second visit and I am very excited to be there again!

    • Hi Ingrid –

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I am fairly confident to say that you will see an iceberg on the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula during the upcoming week. The icebergs are drawing lots of attention. It is certainly the biggest we have seen in a long time!

      Happy to hear you are re-visiting.

      Cheers – CCM

  2. I was there from July 12 to July 28. First time in Newfoundland and first time seeing icebergs. Bad luck with the weather early on, but the last few days in the North made up for it – really fortunate to see these big icebergs in late July. I was standing at the end of the cape on the other side of the harbour at 07:00 on July 26 watching these things completely alone. Seals and whales amoung them too. Surreal.

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