Cow Head

Location

Cow Head is located on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland in Gros Morne National Park.

History

Cow Head has been known to be a central location to very rich fishing grounds, as well as being in the shipping and trading lanes since the 1800's. Fishermen traded with the English trading company 'Bird and Company' and Nova Scotia traders. In the beginning, the main fisheries included herring, cod, and salmon with the lobster fishery being added around 1887. In 1939, the start of the Co-op Movement was seen in Cow Head. This co-op and it's successors succeeded until the late 1960's.

Unique Characteristics

As visitors to Cow Head approach from the South, they will have a spectacular view of the Long Range Mountains to their right. The Mountains, with it's renowned Western Brook Fiord, will hold your attention for the entire trip up the coast. To their left, visitors will see the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. As you drive towards Cow Head, you will come within 10 metres of the Ocean at times. There is always an opportunity to see fisherman in their boats or see whales as they migrate North or South.

Other Things of Interest

You can contact the Town Council of Cow Head for more information at; Phone: (709) 243-2446, Fax: (709) 243-2590