A big part of the Walker family since 1966, these acres of original growth forest nestled along the banks of the Waterford River Valley have seen so many changes over the years. Around it and behind it, the City of Mount Pearl built family neighbourhoods, supported local businesses and expanded a green space haven enjoyed by citizen and visitors alike.
Three generations of Walkers have played and grown up among these trees and land. Building forts among the jack pines, fishing for brown trout in the spring, and even watching the Newfoundland Bullet train whizz through on what is now known as the T’railway, the Walker family has chosen to protect those family memories by building an urban camping oasis committed to an environmental legacy. This untouched forested land embraces the Waterford River on both sides, away from the bustle of city life yet so close to many amenities.
In the years to come, we hope that the guests of the Waterford River Valley Campground will make many wonderful memories, too.
Waterford River Valley Campground finds itself in the heart of Mount Pearl. a family-friendly city with many amenities. The city is located next door to St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, and neighbours the Town of Paradise.
Mount Pearl occupies 1,500 hectares in the western end of the beautiful Waterford Valley and while you are visiting, be sure to take note of the beautiful Waterford River that runs through our campground: the river boasts aquatic life, is the primary source of brown trout in the province, and runs directly into the Atlantic Ocean at the St. John’s Harbour. Enjoy over 60 parks, playgrounds, and trails, as well as a swimming pool, fitness centre and skating arena – all parks and facilities, as well as the Admiralty House Communications Museum, are linked through 60 kilometers of beautiful forested walkways, and easily accessible from our campground.
Here in Newfoundland, we like to say that people come here for the social climate. A beautiful fine day in Newfoundland breathing in fresh ocean air is unlike anything else! You can find a handy guide to our weather here. Don’t worry – you’ll be surrounded by a warmth and friendliness at the Waterford River Valley Campground, regardless of what it’s like outdoors!