Exploits Valley

Exploits Valley

The lush forests that drew the Beothuks and later the Europeans to this region still cast their spell, but today it’s the tourists who come to breathe in the natural beauty of the Exploits Valley.

The area known as the Exploits engulfs the region from Norris Arm to Buchans and all 17 communities in between. It’s here that Demasduit (Mary March), one of the last known Beothuks, was captured and later returned to her final resting place on the banks of Red Indian Lake.

The Beothuk used the many rivers and lakes that meander throughout this area as highways to the sea. The Exploits River, known as a prized Atlantic salmon fishing destination, is the longest and largest river on the island. Located on this mighty river in the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, is one of the most impressive salmon enhancement projects in North America. Visitors to the Salmonid Interpretation Centre can witness the vigour of the wild Atlantic salmon on its annual journey up river to spawn.

Whether you come to fish the bountiful waters of the Exploits, or learn the role this area played in forever changing the aviation industry, one thing is for sure - you will certainly be captivated by the boundless beauty of the Exploits Valley.