Tour Irish Loop Drive

Irish Loop 4 Day Nature and History Tour

Day 1

Arrive in Holyrood Conception Bay which will be your home base for your Irish Loop Tour. Check in at Comerfords Ocean View Efficiency Suites. Comerfords have a three and a half star rating3.5 Star Rating, and offer spacious accommodations. Hawke Hills Alpine Barrens Ecological Reserve plus several Hiking Trails are nearby.

Tour the Irish Loop
Explore the Irish Loop

Day 2

This morning you will go to scenic Bay Bulls and go whale(in season), iceberg(in season), and bird watching as your tour boat cruises around the Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve. Or for the more adventurous there is a 3 hour kayak tour available. Then you can have lunch at a local restaurant in Bay Bulls. Afterwards you can continue along route 10 to the Cape Race Lighthouse, there is an historic lighthouse, Marconi Wireless Replica because this is the 100th anniversary of Marconi sending the first wireless message from Newfoundland and Labrador across the Atlantic ocean. Cape race also has a connection to the Titanic, it was here that the distress signal first came ashore. Then you can travel back to Historic Ferryland where there is an Archaeological dig and Interpretation center for COLONY OF AVALON Established by Lord Baltimore in 1621 it was one of the first settlements on the continent of North America. After this full day of activities you can come back to Holyrood for the night.

Lighthouse in Ferryland
View from Ferryland Lighthouse

(c) K. Bruce Lane

Day 3

A leisurely day at the Salmonier Nature park where you can see many of Newfoundlands wildlife in a natural setting. The park has several kilometers of boardwalked trails that bring you into the woods to see the wildlife. Once you have seen our wildlife upclose you can go see Hawkes Hill Ecological Reserve. This is a 2 square kilometer site that has the best representative area of Alpine Barrens east of the Long Range Mountains. Then back to Holyrood for a comfortable rest at your suite.

Boreal Owl

(c) K. Bruce Lane

Day 4

Today you can visit St. Vincents Beach and Holyrood Pond which has only a small beach separating it from the ocean. At the beach there is a terrific land based look out complete with telescopes. Whales love to feed along this shoreline. Travel a little bit further towards Peters River and see a migrating herd of Caribou along the roadside barrens, there are often hundreds of Caribou visible from the roadsides. These caribou are the most southern herd of woodland caribou. Afterwards you could stop at Point La Haye for a picnic lunch. On your way back towards Holyrood you can stop at Riverhead St Mary's Bay a scenic rural town by the sea. Here you can Hike the Trails at Hare hill and enjoy the great vistas. Also there is a Veterans Museum located at the legion hall in Riverhead. In recent years there has also been a colony of geese that migrate to the neighbouring community of Mall Bay.

Newfoundland Caribou

(c) K. Bruce Lane

Extra days of activities can be planned for you because there is so much Natural and Historic features along the Irish Loop. This tour offers a traveller some highlights of the Irish Loop, however there is still many more great things to see and do.

An Irish Loop Tour offers you 4 Days of Nature, Wildlife, and History combined with 3 nights in spacious 3.5 star 3.5 Star Rating accommodations. I invite you to request Free visitors and road maps, activity brochures, plus other travel planning information. All this is a very affordable tour(cdn)$ for 2 adults. Customized packages are easily arranged for any number of adults and children. Reserve accommodations for your Irish Loop Tour online today.

For a FREE Visitors Map, or Road Map, Travel Planning Information , or for Reservations please contact:

Comerford's 3 Star Rating Ocean View Efficiency Suites

Toll Free 1-877-429-7224
Phone (709)229-7224, Fax (709)229-2286


2km right(east) from the intersection of routes 60 and 62
Comerford Cresent, P.O. Box 57
Holyrood, Newfoundland
A0A 2R0 Canada


Irish Loop Drive

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