Whale in the waters of Northern Newfoundland.
Newfoundland and Labrador is a windy place. For those occasional still days, a bug net may be a consideration if you are adverse to insects and are planning to hike on a forested trail. The majority of time, the bugs are kept at bay! We promise.
Taking a tour in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador requires being prepared for any type of weather and any type of conditions. Layered clothing is a must.
The weather can change quickly here. It can be sunny one minute, and rainy the next. If you plan on being out on the water, the temperature can drop as much as 15 degrees. It is important to dress appropriately and to plan for having a dry change of clothes should the weather turn bad.
There are many outdoor clothing companies that provide a variety of gear to suit your trip needs. Some of the more popular sportswear brands include North Face, Arcteryx, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Patagonia, and Marmot to name a few.
Eco & Adventure:
Man looks at the many icebergs in the bay.
Newfoundland & Labrador is a province blessed with a huge variety of nature's best including wildlife such as Black Bears, Caribou, and Moose plus many geological treasures. A vast array of nature activities await the visitor to the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.
The following clothing is recommended in planning your stay:
• Warm sweater or pullover
• Turtleneck or outdoor under gear
• T-shirts for those warm, sunny days
• Warm woollen socks to keep your feet dry and warm
• Cap or hat Gloves (if you are taking a boat trip)
• Goretex jacket/rain pants or raingear
• Waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support
• Couple of pairs of hiking shorts
The following equipment and supplies are recommended as part of your tour:
• Daypack or backpack to store your gear and snacks
• Binoculars for viewing icebergs, whales, birds and wildlife
• Camera for recording your adventure
• Sunglasses with retainer strap to protect your eyes from the northern sun
• Bug spray
• Water bottle
• Snack (we will help with this!)
Recommended Fishing Gear:
Fishing rods, lures & flies
Guests at Tuckamore Lodge have the opportunity to put their angling skills to the test while they cast a line for Atlantic salmon, the king of sportsfish. With about ten to twelve thousand young Atlantic salmon returning to our rivers every year, Tuckamore Lodge will deliver many catches each day.
Atlantic salmon, speckled trout, and arctic char are just a few of the species on offer for the fisherman in Main Brook, Newfoundland.
• Fishing rods / lures / flies
• Waders / hip boots
• Insect / fly repellent
• Insect / fly screen
• Jacket / rain gear
• Daypack or backpack
• Water bottle
Recommended Hunting Equipment:
Two men checking out the wilderness hunting scene.
Hosting a healthy population of Moose, Black Bears, and Caribou, the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland yields high success rates when hunting for these species of animals!
The population of Moose exceeds 120,000 animals, while caribou are estimated to number 90,000. Some of the largest Black Bears in the world are known to inhabit Newfoundland and there's a healthy population of them also.
• Neoprene knee high rubber boots, a must
• Camouflage waterproof and wind proof quiet coat and pants
• Good pair of binoculars 10-42
• Range finder
• 7-10 pairs of wool socks/underwear
• 3 pairs of light weight camouflage gloves that you can shoot with, 1 warmer pair
• Bow hunters, fixed blade broad heads 125 grain
• Breathable under garment body layer pants and shirts, a must
• Hunting ball cap and winter hat
• 2 boxes of ammunition, practice range on first day, if needed
• 3 pairs of hunting pants
• Wind check bottle
• GPS (optional)
• Barrel laser gauge (optional)
• Light weight rain gear
• Practice quick standing off-hand shooting (most shots 100-150 yards)
• 4 pairs of Merino Wool Socks
• Shorts that are not briefs (to prevent chaffing from walking)
• Zinc ointment or small container of baby powder, or deodorant (to prevent becoming sore from perspiration)