This scenic electric bike tour is a 27 kilometre route that takes you to all of the local favourites! Visit the most scenic lookouts, best coffee and lunch spots, stop at must visit parks, historic locations, and unique shops. Using the Western Environment Centre’s Electric Bikes, you can easily enjoy this route within 3-5 hours.
Start your adventure at;
- Cycle Solutions (35 West Street) OR
- Grenfell Campus of Memorial University (Main office inside the new residence building)
Watch the video below to learn all about the bikes!
Corner Brook Scenic Electric Bike Tour Description
We rented our bikes from the Grenfell Campus Office and headed right over to Captain James Cook National Historic Site. Here we enjoyed views of Corner Brook, the Humber Arm and the Blow Me Down Mountains. Mike and I were both really impressed with how easy the electric bikes were to peddle up there! They really do offer a great amount of assistance during the uphill climbs, of which there are a good few in Corner Brook.
As we came down from Captain James Cook National Historic Site, we came along Broadway. This street is one of Corner Brook’s two downtown streets. Be sure to visit the Newfoundland Emporium, Mala on Broadway and for the best all day breakfast in town, Best Coast Cafe.
Next we headed to the shoreline. Riverside Drive is a great place to cycle as it is very scenic and perhaps the flattest road in all of Corner Brook! On this stretch, peddle by the port on your way to the Newfoundland Historic Train Site. Here, take some time to check out the museum and on site trains to learn about Newfoundland’s unique rail system.
TOUR TIP: Along Riverside Drive, be advised that this is the route for most of the transport trucks heading to the mill and port. Drivers are used to having cyclists on this road, but ride smart and consider using the shared pathway just past Atlantic Ready Mix.
At the end of Riverside Drive you have views of the Humber River and the mouth of the Humber Valley. Stop at the Man in the Mountain Lookout to see if you can find the Old Man! From here, ride back along Riverside Drive, and turn left onto Humber Road. Humber Road allows you to gain some elevation, providing great views of the bay as you make your way back to downtown. If you did’t get lunch or coffee already, stop at Harbour Grounds. With your bike, you can enjoy a free coffee and 50% off a sandwich with the best bay views in town!
TOUR TIP: Consider recharging your bike battery while you have lunch so you can keep enjoying easy peddling.
From here, take Main Street over to Park Street and check out the City Hall and the Corner Brook Museum & Archives. At City Hall, enjoy the court yard out front where statues of Newfoundland’s war history are located. City Hall has a green roof, where over 18,000 species of plants live, ask if you can go see it. The museum, built in 1926, is a registered heritage building and once housed a post office, customs office, telegraph office, and courtroom. The exhibits depict the social, cultural, and natural history of Corner Brook and the Humber Valley/Bay of Islands region.
Next, consider heading up the Three Bear Mountain Trail on Hospital Hill to go for an easy 1km walk to see the 360 panorama of the whole city! Then circle around through West Street and back over to Park Street (both one ways) and make your way over to the Glynmill Inn. This 1920’s Turdor Style building is beautiful and worth at least a circle around the round about! If you opt to go inside, check out the art gallery and wander around to see the unique architecture of the oldest hotel in Corner Brook.
Cycle along Cobb Lane to enjoy the large trees and oldest homes in the city. From here, ride the shared pathway along O’Connell Drive to Margaret Bowater Park. This is a great place for a picnic and swim in the Corner Brook Stream. Brewed on Bernard is the last stop if you would like to enjoy coffee from the only roastery on the west coast. Return your bike to either Grenfell or Cycle Solutions to end your tour of Corner Brook.
- Total distance: 26.6 km
- Average speed: 14 km/h
- Max speed: 54 km/h
- Max Elevation: 167 metres
Mike and I really enjoyed our Electric Bike Tour of our city! It was such fun and environmentally friendly way to get around and enjoy all of our favourite spots.
This self guided tour allows for lots of flexibility based on personal interest and abilities. As always, advice is provided in good faith and like any activity, cycle at your own risk.