about us

Our Tour Gros Morne, hiking, cultural and culinary experiences are extraordinary because of our incredible staff. We have a small, dedicated, passionate team, that share a love for people, hiking, travel and Gros Morne. Their knowledge, passion, experience and unique personalities amplify your unrivaled individual experiences. Our guides have expert knowledge in the terrain, culture, flora, fauna and history of the area and make sure that you not only see the wonder of Gros Morne but also understand and experience it.

With a passion for sustainable tourism experiences, we offer award winning tailor-made multi-day vacations and interactive day excursions. No two trips are every the same, as no two people are ever the same, we customize each trip to your needs and desires. Our guides listen & pay attention to what you are interested in and will tailor the experience just for you. They are also busy making sure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes so that you never have to worry about a thing. We focus on local, authentic adventures. Every tour is an interactive, fun way to learn, explore and experience the true essence of Gros Morne National Park.

Recipient of the 2020 Tourism Innovator of the Year, Newfoundland Labrador Tourism

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Come meet our awesome award winning team!

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Born and raised in St. John's and upon graduating from Memorial University he moved to work in western Canada for 10 years. Ian jumped at the chance to return home in 2010 after accepting a position in Gros Morne. His sense of place that all Newfoundlander's embrace makes him a passionate promoter of the province. Residing in Gros Morne has inspired Ian and his wife, Rebecca, to start three companies, Tour Gros Morne, Taste of Gros Morne and Gros Morne Inn. Living in a world-class national park they develop sustainable tourism experiences and are passionate about creating new customized experiences by developing strong partnerships with local operators. An avid volunteer in the community he is on Bonne Bay Search and Rescue and a multitude of tourism and festival boards along the way.

Favorite experience in Gros Morne: 1/2 day hike in the any of the communities and an afternoon meeting all the local "characters" in Woody Point followed by the Seaside Food Tour!

Ian Stone ~ Owner/Guide

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Rebecca Stone ~ Owner/Guide

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi
Raised as a southern Newfoundland “bay-girl” in Marystown, Newfoundland, Rebecca is the brains behind our culinary flavors and drive to ensure we meet our environmental commitments. In 2001, she left her hometown for university and now holds a B.Sc. in Marine Biology, B.Ed in Secondary Education and, a MA in Environmental Policy. Gandhi’s inspirational words have guided Rebecca to be where she is today working with coastal communities, and Parks Canada to ensure Gros Morne National Park and our oceans stay healthy for generations to come.
While working through school, Rebecca also traveled throughout Canada and gained extensive wine, beverage and food pairing knowledge. Rebecca's experience and love for food and wine allowed her creative juices to mold what is now Taste of Gros Morne. This gift to cook and passion to share the beauty of flavors is something you will experience on any of our culinary experiences. So tell us your story and Rebecca will be here to create that memorable foodie moment for you!


Favorite Experience: A large day hike finished with a locally caught halibut or lobster dinner paired with a buttery Chardonnay.

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Tara Kroes ~ Director of Operations

Tara is originally from Toronto but after coming to Gros Morne for a visit many years ago she decided to make it her permanent home. She traded the CN Tower for the Tablelands and has never been happier. Tara has travelled to 35 countries and has never found a place as beautiful as Gros Morne. With 21 years in the hospitality industry, working from hostess to manager Tara knows what it takes to make each guests experience unique, and unforgettable. Tara is WSET certified and a Canadian Wine Scholar and loves sharing her passion and knowledge for wine on our culinary food tours. Also a yoga and meditation teacher, Tara has a deep appreciation for nature and believes in the benefits of spending time outdoors. She says that to truly appreciate the beauty of a place you must understands it's culture and Tara loves explaining what makes Newfoundland culture so rich and unique. She loves meeting new people and cannot wait to trade travel stories with you. 
Favorite hike in Gros Morne: The Tablelands, it one of the only places on the planet that you can not only see, but walk on mantle rock. It is an incredibly rare and beautiful experience.

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Erika Piepjohn ~ Hiking Guide

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Jacob Lapointe ~ Hiking Guide

Melanie Rideout ~ Hiking Guide

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 ~ Culinary Guide

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