Views from the newly designated “James Cook Heritage Trail”

Commemorations (2017)

James Cook 250 Exhibits

Gros Morne National Park's Discovery Center in Woody Point (Route 431) and the Community Museum at Gillams on the north shore of Humber Arm (Route 440), Bay of Islands to Woods Island Resettlement Museum in Benoit's Cove on the south shore of Humber Arm in Bay of Islands (Route 450).

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James 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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