Why Travel between Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor?

This portion of the highway nudges up the northwest spine of the Island through a rugged area sprinkled with magnificent lakes, forests, and rivers.

Here is the itinerary for the 270 km along the #1 between Corner Brook and Grand Falls – Windsor, Newfoundland:

Just up the Humber River from Corner Brook is Deer Lake, which lies only 2-1/2 metres (8 feet) above sea level. This lake has a large log boom to collect logs forested further inland, which are processed at Corner Brook. As a result of its use in transporting logs, the bottom of Deer Lake is covered by “pug”, what locals call tree bark that fell off in transit, which decomposes in the lake, reducing oxygen levels. At the north end of the lake is the town of Deer Lake, which has another log chute, as well as a hydro-electric power plant, which supplies all of Western Newfoundland.

Gros Morne Lighthouse
The town of  Deer Lake marks the junction of Highway 430 up the rugged west coast of the Island, which provides access to Gros Morne National Park, which has high mountains resulting from a 300 million year ago collision of tectonic plates, with deep fjords eroded by glaciers. At the very northern end of the Island, near St Anthony and about an 11 hour drive (each way) is L’Anse aux Meadows, the first Viking settlement in North America.

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site-Viking Sod Huts
The Sandy Lake eco-zone is nestled between the western coastal Long Range mountains and the interior mountains. The gentle terrain, and combination of dry sandy soils and bogs, with lots of sheep laurel and caribou moss used to support herds of ten thousand caribou. Sandy Lake was the release point for the first 4 moose introduced to the province back in 1904. Today there are over 125,000 across the province (1999 stats). The forests west of her tend to be balsam fir, and the forests east of Sandy Lake tend to be black spruce.

Between Springdale and South Brook, you pass Halls Bay, a 40 kilometre long fjord that flows north into Notre Dame Bay. This area is one of the top sealing areas in the world. Seal pups are born on the springtime ice sheets on the Bay, and in summertime, ice floes drift into the fjord. Just a little further east, past South Pond, the Trans-Canada takes a sharp southward bend toward Badger in the Exploits River basin.

Moose Caution Sign in Newfoundland
Moose Caution Sign in Newfoundland

Trans-Canada Highway History

history: Port aux Basques to Corner Brook

Trans-Canada Highway Itinerary Map

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0Exit #20 Access to Grand Falls-Windsor (Grand Falls-Windsor) 66.8

 

2.6Exit #19 , Harris Ave, access to Grand Falls-Windsor (Grand Falls-Windsor) 100

 

3.1Exit #18 to Cormer Ave (N) Access to Grand Falls-Windsor. Services at highway, athletic facilities to SW (Grand Falls-Windsor) 81.1

 

3.9Intersection: WB to Station Rd (N), EB to Lincoln Rd (S)78.9

 

4.8underpass (no access) connecting Station Rd (N) and Lincoln Rd (S)68.9

 

5.4Exit #17 Access to city of Grand Falls-Windsor, Visitor Information, access S to Grand Falls on Exploits River (Grand Falls-Windsor) 68.3

 

7.4Beotuck PP, camping North side of highway (Grand Falls-Windsor) 79.9

 

11.9Golf course (S)73.5

 

20.3Trans-Canada Monument (W side), access to hiking trails100.6

 

20.3Division Rd, Subdivision C (NW)69.5

 

25.2Crossing Aspen Brook96

 

29Aspen Brook PP, exit84.7

 

37.6Crossing Little Junction Brook, Road to N, Exploits River to SE of hwy99.7

 

38.8Crossing Badger Brook (Badger) 101.8

 

39.1Highway #370, community of Badgers. W to Buchans Junction, Buchans (Badger) 99.1

 

42.4Access to gravel pit & river111.3

 

43.5Division Rd, Subdivision C (E)130.1

 

48.7Catamaran Park Campground NE, view of Joes Lake126.5

 

50.8Rd E & W of hwy at Rocky Brook crossing, E road access to bridge to east bank of Joes Lake128.6

 

50.8Road to lakeside homes on E side132.3

 

55Road (E) to lakeshore homes, view of Joes Lake to E129.5

 

55.6Road (E) to lakeshore homes136.6

 

55.8Crooked Lake to NE of hwy, road NE along lakeshore129.5

 

60.2Rd NE from hwy196

 

64.3Rd SW from hwy185.9

 

65.1Rd NE from Hwy182.3

 

67.1Burnt Pond to N of Hwy148.4

 

71Highway pullout (W side) beside Great Gull Lake to SE143.6

 

72.9Rd SW from highway across Gull Brook, with Lower Gull Pond and Great Gull Lake to S of hwy130.1

 

80Rd NE from hwy52.1

 

86.3passing settlement, South Pond on W side of hwy27.1

 

92Roadside Highway gravel turnout to view South Pond, both sides of highway19.2

 

92.2Aspen Street (W) (South Brook) 17.7

 

92.3Kona Beach Park Campground (SW)17.7

 

93.1Eddie’s Motel and Petting Farm (S) (South Brook) 19.8

 

93.2Highway #380 junction, Beothuk Trail, N to community of South Brook (1 km), services , W to Robert’s Arm, Triton, and Long Island Ferry (South Brook) 12.8

 

95.7Crossing Aspen Brook (South Brook) 12.2

 

96Goodyear Cove Campground NSEB (South Brook) 29.9

 

98.6crossing Riverhead Brook (South Brook) 9.1

 

101.9passing Burnt Berry Pond (S)78.3

 

101.9Services at highway: fuel, diesel. Picnic table9.4

 

104.9Road S66.1

 

105.2Access to Springdale Air Strip (Springdale) 68.3

 

105.9Services at highway with information sign (Springdale) 57.6

 

106Highway #390 junction, picnic area, Municipal Visitor Info Centre at highway, access to RCMP, N to George Huxter Memorial Park campground (8 km), town of Springdale (10km), all services. (Springdale) 57.6 nbsp;

 

106.2Indian River Provincial Park , North side of highway53.3

 

121.3Indian Pond to W side of Hwy66.8

 

121.3Community of Sheppardville S of highway (Sheppardville) 64.9

 

121.3Community of Green Bay Access from highway73.5

 

121.3Indian Brook, north side of highway56.7

 

122.9Highway #410 (The Dorset Trail) junction, with services & fuel at highway. N to community of Baie Verte (12 km), museum72.5

 

134.9Road E to top of mountain (470m)120.1

 

138.7Division No 9, Subdivision A road to NW, access to Gillards Lake109.4

 

142.9Division No 9, Subdivision A road to SE, passing Sheffield Lake to east101.5

 

143.1Fort Birchy Campgrounds, restaurant, NW side of highway108.2

 

143.2Crossing the Sheffield River95.1

 

149.6Road (E) up to top of Mount Seemore (500 m)93.9

 

158.9Crossing Birchy Narrows, across Birchy Lake93

 

158.9Birchy Lake, north side of highway102.1

 

159.1Sandy Lake Campground North side of highway96.3

 

159.1Birchy River Campground South side of highway91.4

 

174.2Highway #420 junction, N to Hampden, Jackson’s Arm86.9

 

174.2Campground N side of highway97.5

 

191.5Highway #401 junction S to community of Howley146.3

 

211.4Crossing Humber River38.4

 

213.4Junction NW to Deer Lake Airport (Deer Lake) 53.9

 

215.9Junction N to Deer Lake Airport (Deer Lake) 27.1

 

217.4Highway #430 (The Viking Trail) half cloverleaf junction, N to Gros Morne National Park (31-110 km)., and St. Anthony (493 km) (Deer Lake) 19.8

 

218.9Humber River crossing (Deer Lake) 11

 

220.1Exit #15 exit to Lakeside Dr (W), or Commerce St (E), town of Deer Lake. (Deer Lake) 12.2

 

221.7Exit #14 (Ridgeview Road) E to town of Deer Lake23.5

 

231.7Community of St. Judes W of highway (St. Judes) 27.4

 

235.5Access to community of Pynn’s Brook41.5

 

237.4North Atlantic Petroleum Deer Lake, gas51.2

 

240Bill’s Tourist Lodge Trailer R.V. Park East side of highway32.6

 

242Exit #13 Main Street, north access to town of Pasadena29

 

242.7Corner Brook Deer Lake (Pasadena) 22.3

 

242.9Pasadena Beach PP (N/W side) (Pasadena) 19.8

 

243.4Street intersection19.5

 

246Exit #12 Main Street, south access to town of of Pasadena (Pasadena) 42.4

 

246.7Deer Pond NSEB53.3

 

252.4Exit #11 exit to Bonnell Dr22.9

 

253.4Exit #10 exit to Strawberry Loop & community of Little Rapids to E19.2

 

257.3Exit #9 Junction of Marble Dr. (Underpass) (Humber Village) 53.6

 

257.9Community of Humber Village, via bridge across Humber River34.1

 

259.4Exit #9A WB only (Harrison) 17.7

 

260.4View from highway42.7

 

262.4Community of Steady Brook, services at highway (Steady Brook) 18.9

 

262.8Steady Brook crossing (Steady Brook) 20.1

 

263.6Marble Mountain Ski Area ,SE of Hwy (top of mountain 1600 ft) (Steady Brook) 15.8

 

263.6Exit #8 Marble Dr. (underpass). Community of Steady Brook W of highway, (Steady Brook) 14.3

 

267Exit #7 Highway #440 (Riverside Drive) W to Corner Brook, across Humber River to #440, access to Bay of Islands North Shore Hwy, W to Irishtown, Meadows, Gillams (Corner Brook) 39.6

 

269.8Underpass to gravel pit/stone quarry to E of highway (Corner Brook) 144.8

 

270Exit #6 Highway #450a (north access to Lewin Parkway), W to city of Corner Brook, all services, accommodation, and movie theatre (Corner Brook) 153.6

 

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0Exit #6 Highway #450a (north access to Lewin Parkway), W to city of Corner Brook, all services, accommodation, and movie theatre (Corner Brook) 153.6

 

0.2Underpass to gravel pit/stone quarry to E of highway (Corner Brook) 144.8

 

3Exit #7 Highway #440 (Riverside Drive) W to Corner Brook, across Humber River to #440, access to Bay of Islands North Shore Hwy, W to Irishtown, Meadows, Gillams (Corner Brook) 39.6

 

6.4Marble Mountain Ski Area ,SE of Hwy (top of mountain 1600 ft) (Steady Brook) 15.8

 

6.4Exit #8 Marble Dr. (underpass). Community of Steady Brook W of highway, (Steady Brook) 14.3

 

7.2Steady Brook crossing (Steady Brook) 20.1

 

7.6Community of Steady Brook, services at highway (Steady Brook) 18.9

 

9.6View from highway42.7

 

10.6Exit #9A WB only (Harrison) 17.7

 

12.1Community of Humber Village, via bridge across Humber River34.1

 

12.7Exit #9 Junction of Marble Dr. (Underpass) (Humber Village) 53.6

 

16.6Exit #10 exit to Strawberry Loop & community of Little Rapids to E19.2

 

17.6Exit #11 exit to Bonnell Dr22.9

 

23.3Deer Pond NSEB53.3

 

24Exit #12 Main Street, south access to town of of Pasadena (Pasadena) 42.4

 

26.6Street intersection19.5

 

27.1Pasadena Beach PP (N/W side) (Pasadena) 19.8

 

27.3Corner Brook Deer Lake (Pasadena) 22.3

 

28Exit #13 Main Street, north access to town of Pasadena29

 

30Bill’s Tourist Lodge Trailer R.V. Park East side of highway32.6

 

32.6North Atlantic Petroleum Deer Lake, gas51.2

 

34.5Access to community of Pynn’s Brook41.5

 

38.3Community of St. Judes W of highway (St. Judes) 27.4

 

48.3Exit #14 (Ridgeview Road) E to town of Deer Lake23.5

 

49.9Exit #15 exit to Lakeside Dr (W), or Commerce St (E), town of Deer Lake. (Deer Lake) 12.2

 

51.1Humber River crossing (Deer Lake) 11

 

52.6Highway #430 (The Viking Trail) half cloverleaf junction, N to Gros Morne National Park (31-110 km)., and St. Anthony (493 km) (Deer Lake) 19.8

 

54.1Junction N to Deer Lake Airport (Deer Lake) 27.1

 

56.6Junction NW to Deer Lake Airport (Deer Lake) 53.9

 

58.6Crossing Humber River38.4

 

78.5Highway #401 junction S to community of Howley146.3

 

95.8Highway #420 junction, N to Hampden, Jackson’s Arm86.9

 

95.8Campground N side of highway97.5

 

110.9Sandy Lake Campground North side of highway96.3

 

110.9Birchy River Campground South side of highway91.4

 

111.1Crossing Birchy Narrows, across Birchy Lake93

 

111.1Birchy Lake, north side of highway102.1

 

120.4Road (E) up to top of Mount Seemore (500 m)93.9

 

126.8Crossing the Sheffield River95.1

 

126.9Fort Birchy Campgrounds, restaurant, NW side of highway108.2

 

127.1Division No 9, Subdivision A road to SE, passing Sheffield Lake to east101.5

 

131.3Division No 9, Subdivision A road to NW, access to Gillards Lake109.4

 

135.1Road E to top of mountain (470m)120.1

 

147.1Highway #410 (The Dorset Trail) junction, with services & fuel at highway. N to community of Baie Verte (12 km), museum72.5

 

148.7Indian Pond to W side of Hwy66.8

 

148.7Community of Sheppardville S of highway (Sheppardville) 64.9

 

148.7Community of Green Bay Access from highway73.5

 

148.7Indian Brook, north side of highway56.7

 

163.8Indian River Provincial Park , North side of highway53.3

 

164Highway #390 junction, picnic area, Municipal Visitor Info Centre at highway, access to RCMP, N to George Huxter Memorial Park campground (8 km), town of Springdale (10km), all services. (Springdale) 57.6

 

164.1Services at highway with information sign (Springdale) 57.6

 

164.8Access to Springdale Air Strip (Springdale) 68.3

 

165.1Road S66.1

 

168.1passing Burnt Berry Pond (S)78.3

 

168.1Services at highway: fuel, diesel. Picnic table9.4

 

171.4crossing Riverhead Brook (South Brook) 9.1

 

174Goodyear Cove Campground NSEB (South Brook) 29.9

 

174.3Crossing Aspen Brook (South Brook) 12.2

 

176.8Highway #380 junction, Beothuk Trail, N to community of South Brook (1 km), services , W to Robert’s Arm, Triton, and Long Island Ferry (South Brook) 12.8

 

176.9Eddie’s Motel and Petting Farm (S) (South Brook) 19.8

 

177.7Kona Beach Park Campground (SW)17.7

 

177.8Aspen Street (W) (South Brook) 17.7

 

178Roadside Highway gravel turnout to view South Pond, both sides of highway19.2

 

183.7passing settlement, South Pond on W side of hwy27.1

 

190Rd NE from hwy52.1

 

197.1Rd SW from highway across Gull Brook, with Lower Gull Pond and Great Gull Lake to S of hwy130.1

 

199Highway pullout (W side) beside Great Gull Lake to SE143.6

 

202.9Burnt Pond to N of Hwy148.4

 

204.9Rd NE from Hwy182.3

 

205.7Rd SW from hwy185.9

 

209.8Rd NE from hwy196

 

214.2Crooked Lake to NE of hwy, road NE along lakeshore129.5

 

214.4Road (E) to lakeshore homes136.6

 

215Road (E) to lakeshore homes, view of Joes Lake to E129.5

 

219.2Rd E & W of hwy at Rocky Brook crossing, E road access to bridge to east bank of Joes Lake128.6

 

219.2Road to lakeside homes on E side132.3

 

221.3Catamaran Park Campground NE, view of Joes Lake126.5

 

226.5Division Rd, Subdivision C (E)130.1

 

227.6Access to gravel pit & river111.3

 

230.9Highway #370, community of Badgers. W to Buchans Junction, Buchans (Badger) 99.1

 

231.2Crossing Badger Brook (Badger) 101.8

 

232.4Crossing Little Junction Brook, Road to N, Exploits River to SE of hwy99.7

 

241Aspen Brook PP, exit84.7

 

244.8Crossing Aspen Brook96

 

249.7Trans-Canada Monument (W side), access to hiking trails100.6

 

249.7Division Rd, Subdivision C (NW)69.5

 

258.1Golf course (S)73.5

 

262.6Beotuck PP, camping North side of highway (Grand Falls-Windsor) 79.9

 

264.6Exit #17 Access to city of Grand Falls-Windsor, Visitor Information, access S to Grand Falls on Exploits River (Grand Falls-Windsor) 68.3

 

265.2underpass (no access) connecting Station Rd (N) and Lincoln Rd (S)68.9

 

266.1Intersection: WB to Station Rd (N), EB to Lincoln Rd (S)78.9

 

266.9Exit #18 to Cormer Ave (N) Access to Grand Falls-Windsor. Services at highway, athletic facilities to SW (Grand Falls-Windsor) 81.1

 

267.4Exit #19 , Harris Ave, access to Grand Falls-Windsor (Grand Falls-Windsor) 100

 

270Exit #20 Access to Grand Falls-Windsor (Grand Falls-Windsor) 66.8

 

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