The day after our stop in Sydney we were at the last Canadian stop we'd have until almost a month later when we were on our way home. This stop was at Corner Brook Newfoundland, the 5th largest town in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada with a population of almost 32,000 people.
We'd booked an excursion with the cruise company which took us on a short 15 minute scenic drive up the Humber River in a rented school bus, which appears to be the only "mass transit" vehicle available in the area. The tour took us from Corner Brook to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Tree in Steady Brook. The Heritage Tree is a totem pole carved from a 500 year old cedar tree in 1999.
Steady Brook appeared to be an interesting area even beyond the Heritage Tree. There were ski lifts which operate in the winter and a zip line which operates during the summer. And as with all of the stops in Canada, there were lush green forests as far as the eye could see.
Our next, and last major stop on this shore excursion, was at the Captain James Cook National Historic Site. This commemorates the landing of Captain Cook in 1767. It offered a beautiful view of Corner Brook and the surrounding area. You could even see our cruise ship behind the paper mill, which is the largest employer in the area.
There isn't a lot to do in Corner Brook. So when a cruise ship full of people docks in a town of 32,000 people, the Captain Cook Historic Site and statue is literally swarmed by tourists.