Views from the newly designated “James Cook Heritage Trail”


Hockey Tournament in Honour of James Cook

The 20th Anniversary Captain Cook Hockey Tournament wrapped up March 4, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Held during the 250th anniversary of Cook preparing his 'Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland', the 24 teams vied for bragging rights and commemorative James Cook 250 maps of the island of Newfoundland.

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James Cook 250 Exhibits

Throughout summer 2017, new James Cook 250 Exhibits were held at key locations in Western Newfoundland, from Benoit's Cove and Gillams in the Bay of Islands to the Discovery Center at Woody Point in Gros Morne National Park.

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Cook Exhibit at Corner Brook Museum

The Corner Brook Museum and Archives will celebrate Cook 250 through its permanent exhibit of 'Cook and Canada' developed in partnership with the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. The exhibit includes a copy of Cook's map of the southern half of the West Coast of Newfoundland

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James Cook Heritage Trail

On July 26, 2017, a 1.6 km scenic walking trail to Tortoise Head in Blow Me Down Provincial Park was designated the "James Cook Heritage Trail".  Joining Cabox Aspiring Geopark and Outer Bay of Islands Enhancement Committee members were special guests David Startzell, long-time Executive Director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and his wife Judy, former Editor of magazine A.T. Journeys.

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Cape “Blow Me Down” Trail

On Canada Day 2017, the OBIEC / IATNL 'Copper Mine To Cape Trail' in York Harbour was designated the 'Cape Blow Me Down Trail' in honour of James Cook and his 1767 survey of the Bay of Islands.   A number of storyboards at the trailhead and along the route to the Cape will tell the story of Cook in the bay.

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Humber Valley Trail Rebranded

The scenic Humber Valley Trail east of the city of Corner Brook, Newfoundland has been rebranded with a James Cook theme. Cook explored the river in September 1767, penetrating approximately 40 kilometers up the river into Deer Lake.

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