Grey River Fjord - Canada, Newfoundland

A virtual paradise for the photographer or sportsman, the Grey River Fjord runs past the village of Grey River and then separates into three river systems. North East Arm is considered to be one of the best salmon fishing rivers in all of eastern Canada. South East Arm offers breathtaking scenery. Its colourful landscape is a palette of lush green forest, rugged mountains and sandy beaches. In some areas, the beaches stretch out for a mile at low tide. North West Arm is also a spectacular site. However, it is best known for the big game animals found there, especially moose and caribou. Gulch Cove nestles beneath spectacular hills that rise approximately 800 feet on either side. The narrow gorge above Gulch Cove provides a view of the Atlantic Ocean on the outside and the Grey River on the inside. The community of Grey River was settled in the early 1800s by English settlers who were brought to Newfoundland via the great merchant houses based at Ramea, Burgeo and Gaultois. As in the past, today Grey River is primarily a fishing community. At the head of the dramatic fjord is the tiny outport village of Francois surrounded by dramatic rock strewn cliffs.