About

Greetings from Barb Genge

Owner & Operator of Tuckamore Lodge, Barb GengeWelcome to Tuckamore Lodge situated in the coastal community of Main Brook near St. Anthony along the Viking Trail in Newfoundland. Charming lodge holiday accommodation in the heart of the Great Northern Peninsula.

We are pleased to offer you luxury first-class, Scandinavian style accommodations in the heart of the Newfoundland wilderness, coupled with some of the highest quality outdoor experiences in Atlantic Canada.

Tuckamore Lodge is situated on the banks of Tuckamore Pond, fringed by a spruce forest which is home to a variety of animals both large and small. From the extensive decks of Tuckamore Lodge, enjoy the morning song of birds, the frantic activity of squirrels, and maybe observe a moose or two grazing on the fresh green grass.

Tuckamore Lodge is your holiday accommodation at the heart of where nature, history and culture connect, it’s your home away from home. We take pride in introducing you to our region….historic fishing villages, world-famous cultural attractions and many natural wonders. Our coastal waters are home to numerous species of whales, an annual parade of 10,000-year-old icebergs and millions of seabirds. Our area is renowned for its abundant populations of moose, caribou and black bear, as well as rivers that teem with Atlantic Salmon and trout.

Main Brook is a hub for exploring the heritage trails this area has to offer including the famous Viking Trail which is the largest themed highway in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Grenfell Trail follows the footsteps of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical doctor who had a major impact on the people of Northern Newfoundland, and Labrador. The French Shore connects several coastal communities through the intriquing history of the European fishing crews who braved the North Atlantic waters each spring, to harvest the plentiful cod here.

The Tuckamore Lodge staff and I invite you to visit us and to experience the hospitality and exceptional outdoor experiences that have built Tuckamore’s international reputation. We care about people, we take pride in our heritage and we do our best to ensure that you will have wonderful memories.

Barb Genge

Owner & Operator, Tuckamore Lodge

WHY CHOOSE US

Award Winning Hunting & Fishing

Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula hosts a healthy population of Moose, Black Bears, Caribou, speckled trout, arctic char, and Atlantic salmon. 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.

Unforgettable Dining Experience

Delectable Newfoundland traditional meals served each day to our guests. Learn about our master chef and the unforgettable lodge dining hall. The cuisine of Newfoundland and Labrador is as diverse as the heritage of the province.

Tuckamore Lodge Staff

The heart of Tuckamore Lodge is Barb Genge and her friendly staff. Each staff member takes great pride in sharing knowledge of the region with our guests. Each of our staff has received intensive, formal training in all aspects of wilderness expeditions, guiding, environmental education, first aid, and hospitality services.

World Class Reputation

We often have the spotlight at Tuckamore Lodge. We've been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Macleans Magazine, Chatelaine Magazine, Outdoor Canada - and countless other travel features. Come and see why world class hunters, celebrities and ultimate nature lovers flock to our lodge. We guarantee you'll want to come back.

Nature in its Grandest Form

Newfoundland is a land of natural wonders. Learn why our region is one of the most unique and magical locations in the world. This is where the sun rises first; where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago.. Stunning coastlines, breaching whales, icebergs, and some of the most incredible skyscapes you'll ever see.

About Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula

Tuckamore Lodge is located in the centre of a vast region of exceptional natural beauty. There are long stretches of sandy beach, rocky headlands that rise to incredible heights, and tiny outport communities tucked away in sheltered coves.

The countryside teems with wildlife. Majestic moose, herds of caribou, and huge black bears roam the area in great numbers. The rivers and streams are home to the Atlantic Salmon, and the lakes and ponds are filled with trout - from pan size to record size.

Southwest Pond, home to Tuckamore, is also home to several Bald Eagles, Loons and other birds of interest. Moose are plentiful and visit shores of the ponds almost daily. A quiet evening walk will take you past a beaver lodge or gentle river steady.

For the photographer, Main Brook is a lifetime dream. Deep fjords cut into the rugged East Coast providing shelter for the villages with the ancient names of Harbour Deep and Hooping Harbour. This isolation has caused time, in many ways, to stand still, preserving these special places and a lifestyle unknown in the modern world.

For the naturalist, Newfoundland and Labrador's boreal barrens offer rich diversity of wildflowers and plants. The variety is overwhelming and the colour spectacular. Migratory seabirds abound on the coastlines of a nearby ecological reserve.

Whale watching is a Tuckamore speciality. Some of our guests have been returning to the Lodge year after year for prize-winning photos. Hare Bay has been noted for some of the best sighting opportunties on the Island.

But summer is not the only time of the year for Tuckamore's wilderness opportunities. Take an afternoon to go ice fishing. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing are all right here at the lodge. For the more adventurous, an overnight trip in the country can be arranged.

In addition to our two main lodges we also have two remote lodges for our guests. One is located on White's Arm Pond and offers the utmost in tranquility and peace. The other is a basic canvas camp in a setting of extreme beauty on the remote Grey Islands, 14 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Our Staff

The heart of Tuckamore Lodge is Barb Genge and her friendly staff. Like Barb, they have spent their lives working in and enjoying Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. The staff are residents of the local area living in the nearby communities of Main Brook, Croque, St. Julien’s, Conche, Roddickton, Englee, and Pond Cove. They take great pride in sharing their knowledge of the region with their guests.

With over 15 years experience, they have received intensive, formal training in all aspects of wilderness expeditions, guiding, environmental education, first aid, and hospitality services. Over the years, the staff has grown into a dedicated team of workers that are always available to answer any questions or lend a helping hand. Below is a brief profile of our staff. We look forward to meeting you!

Owner & Operator of Tuckamore Lodge, Barb Genge

Barb is the owner & operator of Tuckamore Lodge. In 2013, she was inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame in Ottawa.

Her summer & winter programs are highly rated by the Canadian Tourism Commission. Outdoor Magazine named Tuckamore Lodge as ‘One of the Six Best Reconnoitering Destinations in Canada’.

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Justin of Tuckamore Lodge & J&B OutfittersAdept in geology, Justin provides insightful tours into the Newfoundland wilderness.

Justin is a guide and helps to maintain the outfitting equipment. He also has a diploma in geology and is tour guide to the fossil site and into the moose yards.

Brendan of Tuckamore LodgeBrendan is the head guide for hunting and fishing at the Lodge.

He is an accomplished guide and is in charge of training new guides and orienting hunters and fishermen each week. He is known as ‘the Irishman’ by his fellow guides.

Dennis of Tuckamore LodgeDennis is a fisherman and trapper by trade. He presently works as a hunting and fishing guide.

In addition to guiding, Dennis takes people on extreme hikes, boat tours, and snowmobile excursions. He is a jack-of-all-trades!

Junior of Tuckamore LodgeJunior (also known as Steven) is a hunting and fishing guide.

He has extensive training in the military with the Canadian Rangers. Junior is an expert in wilderness guiding and survival.

Randy of Tuckamore LodgeRandy is our driver and is also tour guide for hiking and outdoor activities at the lodge. He is often in charge of group tours and is an expert snowmobile guide.

He is known for always having a story to tell. If you want a run to the store, ask Randy.

About the Tuckamore Tree

Written by Hans van Klinken

'Tuckamore' is a typical Newfoundland term for the stunted balsam fir and spruce trees that grow in some alpine areas and along the coast. All along the shoreline of the Great Northern Peninsula and the Labrador Straits, you can find this rare and peculiar vegetation.

Even more unusual, at certain times of the year, this vegetation can produce a very nice fragrance. This odor becomes stronger especially after a little rainfall or when trees are covered with dew. On windy days, the coastal air can reach far inland and the people in Newfoundland call it 'the smell of Tuckamore'. Personally, I describe it as 'the perfume of the wild'.

TUCKAMORE LODGE HIGHLIGHTS

Barb began her career promoting tourism and sustainable development as one of the founders of the Northern Travels Tourism Association, predecessor of the Viking Trail Tourism Association (VTTA). She has decades of experience working in the Tourism Industry.

During her twenty years of service with the VTTA, Barb has held many important positions including several terms as president. She continues to mentor many of the VTTA staff. She has led some of the most successful ventures of the VTTA through involvement with the Viking Trail Tourism Accord strategic planning process, resulting in millions of dollars in tourism infrastructure development and the successful delivery of the Viking 1000 Years Celebration.

Barb was Economic Development Officer with White Bay Development Association, a non-profit Community Development organization in the White Bay Region of Newfoundland. During her tenure, she developed innovative strategies for Community Economic Development in Sustainable Development. Her organization accessed over 15 million dollars directly and in excess of 55 millions dollars indirectly with partnerships used to directly and indirectly benefit the Environment and the Tourist Industry.

Barbara Genge is the owner and operator of Tuckamore Lodge. Barb’s heritage includes sealers, fisherman, guides and craft producers from the Straits and the Northeast Regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. This heritage has formed in Barb the qualities of a naturalist who believes in economic utilization, without abuse of nature’s resources. Barb operates her lodge in Main Brook by these principles.

Tuckamore Lodge is considered one of the best outfitting lodges in all of Canada. Her winter and summer programs have been highly rated both nationally and internationally by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Outdoor Magazine named Tuckamore Lodge as one of the six best reconnoitering destinations in Canada.

Tourism Hall of Fame in Ottawa (2013)
Barb was inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame in Ottawa.

Sustainable Development Award (2002)
From Parks Canada and Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador.

Canadian Tourism Commission Award (1999)
Canadian Tourism Commission of international judges voted the Vakkar-Viking Journey as the best package depicting nature in winter.

Entrepreneur of the Year (1997)
Barb was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the PJ Gardner Institute of Small Business Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her business is being used by the Business Faculty to teach successful business methods for rural areas of the Province.

Barb Genge has dedicated her adult life to working with elected officials, governmental agencies and community leaders to develop partnerships that have successfully brought many business opportunities to rural Newfoundland.

Her efforts on behalf of the Eider Duck Conservation Project restored a healthy population of eider ducks to Hare Bay. The Salmon River Rehabilitation Project used a long-term approach to successfully reclaim degraded trout and salmon habitat. Both projects have been recognized internationally. Barb’s lifelong commitment to preserving and protecting the environment have earned her awards from Heritage Canada, the Viking Trail Tourism Association, and the Department of Environment.

During her twenty years of service with the VTTA, Barb has held many important positions including several terms as president. She continues to mentor many of the VTTA staff. She has led some of the most successful ventures of the VTTA through involvement with the Viking Trail Tourism Accord strategic planning process, resulting in millions of dollars in tourism infrastructure development and the successful delivery of the Viking 1000 Years Celebration.

Barb was Economic Development Officer with White Bay Development Association, a non-profit Community Development organization in the White Bay Region of Newfoundland. During her tenure, she developed innovative strategies for Community Economic Development in Sustainable Development. Her organization accessed over 15 million dollars directly and in excess of 55 millions dollars indirectly with partnerships used to directly and indirectly benefit the Environment and the Tourist Industry.

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