Hike to the Bay of Islands' Highest Point and Cook's Cairn

7 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $538 Per Vehicle

Hike to the Bay of Islands' Highest Point and Cook's Cairn

7 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $538 Per Vehicle

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      Hike to the Bay of Islands' Highest Point and Cook's Cairn

      Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
      From (USD) $538 Per Vehicle
      • Mountain hike: A challenging 4.5-hour trek (round trip) on a trail that rises almost 2,000 feet. You'll hike about two miles from sea level to subarctic mountaintop, enjoying bay and wilderness views along the way.
      • Cook's Cairn: This stacked-stone landmark is said to have been built by Captain James Cook. The famous navigator used the cairn as a fixed point as he mapped the Bay of Islands for the British Admiralty in the 1760s.
      • Scenic drive to Coppermine Trail: Travel through rural countryside to a centuries-old copper mine, where the hike begins. As we drive through unspoiled nature, be on the lookout for birds and wildlife.
      About this Corner Brook tour

      Newfoundland is a mecca for adventurous travelers. If you're on a quest for new experiences, it's an irresistible place: remote, rugged, and pristine. And if you live to explore, this dramatic and energetic hike was designed for you.

      Adventurers will appreciate that you're on your way to see Captain Cook's cairn. Cook was an unrivaled explorer, navigator, cartographer and a captain in the Royal Navy. He bravely sailed the world, travelling thousands of miles through largely uncharted waters. But before he set off on his global quests, he spent several seasons in Newfoundland, meticulously charting its jagged coastline.

      It was during those years that Cook may have built this coastal cairn, or "sea mark." Coastal cairns are often shown on navigation charts and maintained as part of a nautical charting system. Cairns can also be found elsewhere in Canada's maritime provinces. These hand-stacked stone landmarks sometimes painted white or lit up as beacons have also been used like small lighthouses to guide boats.

      As boats are directed by beacons, adventurers are guided by the thrill of discovering the unknown. So climb confidently in the footsteps of Captain Cook. Take in views to the horizon as he saw them. Share his spirit of adventure as you stand at the top of this mountain. You've conquered a new and different place.

      A multi-purpose pile of stones

      Cairns similar to Captain Cook's are used throughout the world as landmarks, wayfinders, and even burial monuments. In Scotland, where the word cairn originated from, Highland legend holds that stones were collected before clan battles, with each man adding a stone to the pile. After the battle, those who survived would remove a stone. The rest were used to build a cairn to remember the clansmen who perished.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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