This is a seasonal destination. Porter flies to Stephenville from May 4, 2019 to November 16, 2019 and from December 18, 2019 to January 8, 2020.
Discover the hidden beauty of Newfoundland’s west coast when you book flights to Stephenville.
When your flight to Stephenville lands, you’ll find a town tucked away on the edge of Western Newfoundland, overlooking Bay St. George and surrounded by wilderness. Rolling mountains, rivers, and calm lakes add to the outdoor appeal of this maritime locale. Whether you’re trekking the forests on foot, or braving the ocean by boat, a flight to Stephenville offers adventures for every explorer.
Start off your Newfoundland journey at the highest peak in the province, the Cabox. This 814-metre mountain looms near the city in the Lewis Hills, and is part of the Long Range system of mountains that make up the northernmost part of the Appalachian Mountain Chain.
To find more incredible mountains, Stephenville’s surrounding provincial and national parks are waiting for you with plenty of outdoor activities. Both Barachois Provincial Park and Gros Morne National Park contain peaks from the 1.2 billion-year-old Long Range Mountains. The proximity of this amazing section in the Appalachians is just another perk of Stephenville’s location.
If you’re looking for a slightly easier path to hike after your flight to Stephenville, point your feet towards the Stephenville Walk-A-Ways Trail Network. Along the Blanche Brook Trail and Fossil Forest Trail, you can walk among wood turned to stone, in the rocky remains of a 300 million-year-old forest. Throughout the city and surrounding area, these trails provide a convenient path into the area’s wilderness, where you’ll discover Stephenville’s natural wonders.
After a hike through the wild, head to the greens at Harmon Seaside Links to perfect your golf swing when you fly to Stephenville. Enjoy the view over St. George's Bay while you golf this beautiful 18-hole course, but try not to let the amazing sights distract you from your game.
Swing by the Stephenville Theatre Festival for a look into Stephenville’s arts and culture scene. This summertime series is the perfect way to enjoy some entertainment before you return home.
With tons of culture and amazing outdoor activities, your Newfoundland adventure awaits when you book flights to Stephenville.
Prepare to be blown away by the beauty of Blow Me Down Provincial Park when you book flights to Stephenville.
This provincial park derives its strange name from the Blow Me Down Mountains. The mountains’ name comes from a sailor who had set anchor in the waters of the bay. In the local lore, Captain Messervey, looking up at the mountains, shouted: “I hope they don’t blow me down!”.
Most of the time, these striking mountains sit quietly on the horizon. However, when the breeze picks up, winds crash together on the mountains, before barrelling into the bay below.
Towering 650 metres from sea level, the Blow Me Downs make for a challenging climb after your flight to Stephenville, even on calm days. The windswept summit of these mountains is accessible by a 16 km hike, passing the sheer cliffs and deep valleys that scar the peak.
If you’re looking for a more leisurely path, take the Governor’s Staircase. This nice and easy stroll after your flight to Stephenville takes you through volcanic rock dating back 450 million years, sparkling with veins of quartz.
After stepping down the Governor’s Staircase, climb to the top of the observation tower. From the heights of this tower, you’ll be able to see most of Blow Me Down Provincial Park. Gaze out onto the water to see the crowded collection of islands that give the Bay of Islands its name.
When day-trippers are feeling a little hungry, setup for a lunch break in the park’s designated picnic area. If you are ready for a night in the wilderness, close to 30 campsites are scattered throughout Blow Me Down Provincial Park for you to pitch your tent. Wherever you lay your head for the night, you’ll be treated to a stunning view of the ever-present Blow Me Down Mountains.
Your trip into Newfoundland’s wild awaits at Blow Me Down Provincial Park when you book flights to Stephenville.
Discover a big mountain and even bigger adventures at Gros Morne National Park when you book flights to Stephenville.
With just under a 2-hour drive from Stephenville, you’ll find that Gros Morne National Park, the second-largest National Park in Eastern Canada, contains a rich variety of landscapes within its 1,805 square kilometre area. Some of the park’s features consist of fjords, forests, beaches, bogs, and towering mountains, for the best experience of Newfoundland’s natural appeal.
You’ll see Gros Morne Mountain standing at a towering 806 metres, making it a tough mountain to miss. The area’s unique ecosystem allows travellers to experience the climate of the arctic tundra, without having to travel too far north. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the local wildlife, from woodland caribou to the arctic hare that make their homes along the mountain.
No matter when you book flights to Stephenville, impressive hiking trails are available throughout the park year round. The Tablelands Trail is an easy trek to the peaks of Winterhouse Brook Canyon. More experienced hikers will enjoy the challenge of Snug Harbour Trail and its views of the 650-metre cliffs of Western Brook Pond Gorge.
Explore the park’s thick forests for rare plants, animals, and various bird species. You can also run your hand over the ancient sea floor that has been exposed by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.
After your daytime adventures, plan to stay the night with a sleep under the stars at the various campgrounds throughout the park. You can set up camp along the shores of the ocean, ponds, lakes, or rivers, for an up close and personal night with the area’s nature. If camping isn’t for you, head to Rocky Harbour, Cow Head, or other nearby villages, where hotels are offered as well.
Be sure to pack a camera on your flight to Stephenville, so you can capture this incredible geological and visual wonder to remember your trip to the wild of western Newfoundland.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Stephenville International Airport (YJT) is about 2 km / 1 mi from downtown Stephenville.
Taxis from downtown are available.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.