After arriving at the Gander International Airport a representative will be on hand to pick you up and drive you to the wharf. There one of our experienced guides with take you by Gander River boat up the Gander River approximately 20 minutes to the Gander River Lodge.
You should fly in to Gander, NL (CYQX in travel agent lingo), on or before the Saturday before you will go to camp. We usually leave for our camp on the afternoon of the Sunday your week starts.
Driving to Newfoundland & Labrador can be a very pleasant experience. We have made the trip many times from the USA, crossing the border in Maine and continuing on to North Sydney, Nova Scotia where you get the ferry. The Newfoundland ferry to Port-Aux-Basques leaves N. Sydney several times a day and usually takes about 5 1/2 hours to cross the 100 miles.
Some crossings are day and some are night. You should make reservations as soon as you know your travel dates.It takes 2 days to reach us from Calais,ME or Holton,ME. One day to drive to the ferry in North Sydney,NS. Then you get the ferry.Reserve a cabin and spend overnight on the boat. Go to the Marine Atlantic site The Newfoundland ferry and you will see the schedule. You should make your return trip and cabin reservations at the same time, you can always change them to a later crossing, if necessary.
There is just one road, the Trans Canada Highway. Stay on this until you reach Gander. At Gander take a left turn on Route 330 and drive to Gander Bay (26 miles/41 KM). The first community you come to is George's Point. As you get there, you cross a short concrete bridge about 150 feet long. Slow down and about 500 -600 feet past the bridge, you turn left down a short gravel road and drive to the Gander Bay boat basin and wharf. Our guides will meet you there and transport you to the lodge by riverboat. You can park your vehicle in the parking lot at the wharf.