Welcome to the Towns of York Harbour & Lark Harbour!
York Harbour & Lark Harbour
Located on the Western Coast of Newfoundland, approximately 42 kilometers outside the City of Corner Brook, the beautiful and scenic towns of York Harbour and Lark Harbour are home to breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, whale watching, fishing, day parks and more. The Blow-Me-Down Provincial Park, situated on a peninsula that lies on the boundary of the two communities, offers it's own hiking trails, 28 camp sites and an observation tower accessed by staircase to lead you through a cave to access and showcase a panoramic view of the Bay of Islands. We welcome you to explore the Outer Bay of Islands and all it has to offer.
Our sister communities offer many great attractions. Visit Bottle Cove Beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the boardwalk, go kayaking, take advantage of the great hiking trails in Bottle Cove or walk along the beach and explore the naturally carved “sea cave” on the south side of the cove. Go for a hike on one of our spectacular trails, from easy to extreme. Take your ATV or snowmobile into the back country, or just sit and enjoy the amazing scenery. Accommodations can be found at Captain Cook's Bed & Breakfast and local AirBNB establishments, while Big Tom's Snack Shack, Captain Cook's Galley and Myrtles on the Bay offer great menus. Gas and supplies are available at Byrne's General Store and Sheppard's Cloverfarm, and a wide range of Newfoundland crafts and gifts can be seen (and purchased) at The Roost Gift Shop.
Captain James Cook surveyed and chartered the coasts of Newfoundland between 1764 and 1767. Among the vessels assigned to the Newfoundland squadron were the H.M.S York and H.M.S Lark, after which the harbours, and later the communities, were named. The Outer Bay of Islands, (consisting of York Harbour and Lark Harbour, which also incorporates Bottle Cove and Little Port) first saw permanent settlers in the early part of the nineteenth century.
Hiking in the Bay of Islands is simply breathtaking! Our trail network connects to places such as the Captain Cook Monument at Lark Harbour, the beautiful remote beach at Cedar Cove, the scenic coastline and sea caves around Bottle Cove, and the hiking adventures of the Blow Me Down Mountains and the Cape Blow Me Down Trail. There are trails suited for all ages.