Salmon Interpretation Center
At the Salmon Interpretation Center, located in Hawkes Bay, view Atlantic salmon in their natural habitat through under water windows. Learn about their lifecycle and how the Torrent River became the site of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most successful salmon enhancement project. Take in the sights and sounds of the majestic Torrent River Falls. To find out more click here.
Port Au Choix National Historic Site
In Port au Choix, about 20km north of the Torrent River Inn, you’ll find archaeological remnants of 4500 years of human history. Here you can interpret the daily life of this human history and discover our story through artifacts and records of archaeology. This is one of North America’s most fascinating archaeological finds amid a rugged coastline of unique limestone barrens, forests and bays. Visit ancient burial sites, settlements and view original artifacts, from slate spears to harpoons. To find out more click here.
French Rooms Culture Center
The French Rooms Culture Center is located in Port au Choix about 20km north of the Torrent River Inn. Visit the French Rooms Cultural Center to learn about our more recent history. View artifacts from the French Fishery, watch a video of a house being floated into town during the Resettlement Period and enjoy hearing about the history of the Point Riche Lighthouse. To find out more click here.
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park is loated 92km south from the Torrent River Inn. With its fjords, mountains and spectacular ocean scenery, Gros Morne offers unexcelled opportunities for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Eons ago glacial scraping and erosion formed the breathtaking landscape that makes this a paradise for the outdoors enthusiast and camper. The park, open year round, has hiking trails to meet the skills of the novice as well as those of the experienced long-distance walker. Rock scrambling, sightseeing, boating, swimming, camping and fishing are just some of the recreational activities in which the visitor may participate. To find out more click here.
The thrombolites are located in Flowers Cove which is about 100km north from Torrent River Inn. Marjorie Burke’s Bridge has been restored and leads to 600 million to 1.2 billion year old thrombolites. These micro-organisms form a clotted bun-like structure that area special find, only in a few places around the world. The calcium carbonate from the limestone rocks creates an environment for these unique formations. To find out more click here.
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is located about 220km north from Torrent River Inn. This is where the first known evidence of European presence in the Americas lies. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago Against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking encampment. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the recreated base camp and discover original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find. To find out more click here.
Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park
The Sir Richard Squires Memorial Provincial Park is located about 230km south from the Torrent River Inn. The park protects one of the most beautiful parts of the Humber River. Big Falls offers a unique natural attraction. Atlantic salmon have to make their way over this barrier if they are to spawn in the river above. During the summer months, you can see these large fish leap out of the water as they attempt to scale the falls. Often they have to jump again and again and succeed only after hours of futile attempts. To find out more click here.
Torrent River Inn is only 85km away from the St. Barbe Ferry Terminal. As you travel to Newfoundland and Labrador, make your way along the winding roads to Red Bay, walk where the whalers walked, and step back to a whaler’s time. You can visualize the day the San Juan sank in 1565, only 50 metres away. And stand at the whaler’s burial ground where their 140 colleagues and friends were laid to rest with loving hands. The beauty extends beyond the bay as you explore the red granite cliffs that surround the town and also give the town its name. To find out more click here.