Corner Brook Port in Newfoundland, Canada is the port of call for tourists visiting this city; it is known for its numerous ecological attractions, rich history, and laid back, cosmopolitan lifestyle. The city of Corner Brook boasts of spectacular scenery with its backdrop of thick forests, offshore islands, and magnificent fjords. Tourists on a Corner Brook Port cruise will have plenty of activities to look forward to when visiting the city.
The oldest shopping district in Corner Brook is on West Street; offering various items that are appealing to even the most discriminating of shoppers. One of the most notable shops in the area is the Newfoundland Shoppe and Gallery which features items ranging from art works, souvenirs, jewelry, music, books, and clothing.
Murphy’s Mall located in the eastern side of the city is the newest retail center in Corner Brook. Some of the anchor shops in the mall include Wal-Mart, Dominion Stores, and Staples Business Depot, while other smaller retailers are also in the shopping mall.
At the heart of the city’s main commercial district is Millbrook Mall where retailers, office tenants and various restaurants hold shop.
Things to See
For history buffs, a visit to the Captain James Cook Monument is worthwhile; it pays tribute to the renowned British explorer who surveyed the Bay of Islands in 1767. Cook was the first person to map the region. The monument for Cook is listed as a National Historic Site; it features copies of the original maps created by the British explorer. The monument can be easily reached by car; this gives tourists an excellent glimpse of the Bay Islands.
The Corner Brook Museum houses a variety of exhibits that give visitors a better historical perspective of the city.The exhibits are focused on fishing, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, military achievements and exploits of Captain James Cook.
The Bay of Islands is a favorite destination of tourists in Corner Brook. There are numerous local tour firms offering water boat tours to the Bay of Islands; visitors will enjoy coves, islands, and inlets on an exciting sailing adventure.
The Historic Newfoundland Train site is another must-visit for any visitor. The train and railway used to carry passengers from St. John’s to Port aux Basques with frequent stops in Corner Brook. The site features tracks, sheds, and freight with artifacts such as train orders, signal board, telegraph instruments, and photos.
Restaurants and Bars
There are no shortage of restaurants and bars in Corner Brook; there is a wide variety offering cuisine from Canadian, American, and international dishes. Local fare consists of seafood including cod, salmon, and scallops.
Tourists who prefer Asian cuisine should try the Humber View and Lucky Star restaurants in Humber Road. In other parts of the commercial district are highly recommended dining places including Dragon Restaurant, Jade Garden, New China Restaurant, and Tai An Restaurant.
Formal dining places include the Carriage Room, Thirteen West, My Brother’s Place, Jungle Jim’s, Gitanos, and Sorrento Pizza, Pasta & Grill. There are also scores of fast food places all around Corner Brook’s commercial district.