As it nears the west coast of Newfoundland, the Trans-Canada Highway cuts through the magnificent Humber Valley, beginning with mountain-rimmed Deer Lake and dropping into an increasingly steep and rugged gorge bristling with rocky outcrops and mountains rolling away on each side. From here you can head south on the Trans-Canada to the Nova Scotia ferry at Channel-Port aux Basques, or cut north to the Gros Morne National Park and Labrador.

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