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In-person tourism festival returns to Gros Morne National Park

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • The yearly Trails Tales Tunes festival kicks off this weekend.
  • The Tablelands loom big over Bonne Bay and the process to Norris Point. 

They’re back, expecting residents and tourists to take in what they propose.

For the previous 17 years, the Trails Tales Tunes Festival has been the unofficial kick-off to the tourism season in Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland.

Even during the outbreak, the Norris Point-based festival endured, albeit in a different form.

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They’re back, expecting residents and tourists to take in what they propose

Following a virtual event in 2020, the festival organizers worked to deliver a hybrid event the prior season, with severely diminished capacity for some elements and online just for others. This year, it’s back to the stable of live and in-person events the festival was created.

 “We’re eager to get back, and we’re sort of feeling that is expecting and that buildup that was missing for the past couple of years,” stated Gregory Knott, festival co-chair. “People are just prepared to get back into the theatres and the halls, listen to some great live music, check out the sites.”

Trails Tales Tunes started as a way to promote tourism in the Bonne Bay region during the spring tourism season. It’s always presented a mix of outdoor events and entertainment from regional talent and those across the region and some international acts. Since its start, it grew into an event that marked the birth of summer tourism.

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