Corner Brook (Photo:SF photo/Shutterstock)
3.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

By Ron & Mary James
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Corner Brook

Corner Brook is a friendly leaf-peeper port on the rugged west coast of Newfoundland, 22 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Charted and named by Captain James Cook in 1767, the city of 20,000 once dominated by fishing and lumber industries is now a major regional retail, medical and educational hub on the Island. The Captain James Cook Monument, perched on a hill overlooking the city, sea, and surrounding wooded wilderness, is a favorite destination for cruisers who look for migrating whales and snap photos of fall color while posing with the towering statue of the famous English explorer.

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About Corner Brook


Pro

Corner Brook is a popular leaf-peeping port where cruisers are welcomed with gusto

Con

There's not a whole lot to do in town

Bottom Line

Head out of town and embark on outdoorsy adventures in rugged Newfoundland


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Port Facilities

The folks from Corner Brook go all out to welcome cruise-ship passengers. At the dock, civic greeters offer free souvenirs, musicians play local folk music, and a couple of very friendly Newfoundland dogs ignore the weather to make new friends. Yellow school buses offer free transportation around town, including to the town center with its retail shops and restaurants. You'll also find a new city hall with free Wi-Fi, craft booths and impressive museum dedicated to local and natural history. Buses also stop just outside of town where visitors attempt to find the face of the "Man in the Mountain" high on a rocky cliff above the Humber River.


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