Although its name most likely derives from a rocky bluff near the town, it seems appropriate that the town of Grand Bank shares its name with the greatest and most famous fishing grounds in the world, the Grand Banks. Everywhere you go in the town, the proud seafaring history is evident. At one time, Grand Bank earned the distinction \"The Bank Fishing Capital\" of Newfoundland. Here you will find the serene and rugged beauty of the land, with its rocky shoreline and grassy hills, meet the majesty of the North Atlantic.
Further inland, are forests of mountain maple, ash, spruce larch and Scotch pine. A nature trail winds through these forests and along a salmon spawning stream. The surrounding wilderness is home to caribou, Arctic hare, moose, eagles, and bird colonies. A heritage walk takes visitors past impressive Queen Anne style houses, with their large bay windows and heavily bracketed eaves. A 7km marine hike offers great views along headlands and beaches and a stop at Eternity Rock - a large boulder that geologically does not belong to anything in the region and was probably deposited by a melting glacier.
The town museum, with its sail-like architecture, houses hundreds of artifacts such as ship models, photographs and documents, all of which depict Grand Bank’s rich fishing history.
During the month of February join the winter festival with torch light parade, snow sculpting, skating and cross-country skiing. Grand Bank Summer Festival takes place during the last week in July and the first week of August.
The town has every amenity, including restaurants, bars and a friendly and welcoming population.
A memorial to the many Newfoundland fishermen who lost their lives at sea, the museum is one of the most...