Newfoundland and Labrador offers pristine coastal trails where hikers can break to watch whales or spot icebergs. This province is home to inland paths that allows even the most experienced of hikers feel as though they are exploring long forgotten routes. With so much to be explored, it's little wonder why hiking is rated amongst the top activities of travellers to our province! Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland is thrilled to be working with a dynamic team of avid hikers in the eastern region to help promote the picturesque hikes here. Learn more about our Local Advocates below and be sure to follow them on social media for amazing hiking related content!

Stephanie Card​inal

Stephanie Cardinal is a business student at Memorial University and is passionate about exploring Newfoundland and Labrador’s hiking trails. Hiking the The Cape Broyle Head has been one of her favourite challenges so far. She regularly hikes the Father Troy Trail in Torbay while snapping photographs and taking in the beautiful views. When not hiking, she likes to paint pet portraits and read. Check out her photos from the trail @stephcardinal_

Brandon Cooney

For Brandon Cooney, growing up in Newfoundland cultivated a passion for the natural world. This passion led him to pursue a career in the Green Economy, and to use his photography to showcase the spectacular landscapes of this province, and the world. In Newfoundland, his favourite hike is the Flamber Head Path. Brandon has trekked the Himalayan mountains, cycle toured around New Zealand and Europe, and continues to document his journey on Instagram. Check him out here: @brandon_cooney_

Dr. TA Loeffler

Dr. TA Loeffler is a hiker, paddler, climber and professor of Outdoor Education and Recreation in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2020, TA was named to the “90 Greatest Canadian Explorers” List by Canadian Geographic.

TA’s adventures have taken her to 52 different countries and all seven continents. TA has climbed 6 and 4/5 of “The Seven Summits,” the highest peaks on all seven continents. Having experienced some of the world’s most breathtaking hikes, TA’s favourite is still the Piccos Ridge Path on the East Coast Trail. When TA is not hiking, teaching, or blogging, TA is likely growing or foraging her dinner or chasing a hockey puck on the ice. Check out TA’s posts for outdoor inspiration, practical hints, and some humour along the way. Twitter and Instagram: @TALoeffler.

Curtis Meeker

Curtis Meeker is a hobbyist photographer and videographer with an interest in capturing the nature of Newfoundland and Labrador. Curtis is an educator based in St. John's and when not teaching he can be found hiking with his wife, Kailey, and his two dogs, Sophie and Rufus. One of his favourite scenic lookouts is the gorgeous Torbay Point along Cobbler's Path, especially at sunset. Curtis shares his photography journey through his Instagram posts @CurtisMeeker

Carolyn Murray


Lauren O'Dell

Lauren O’Dell is an outdoor enthusiast from the Torbay area of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is a full-time student at the Marine Institute, and works part time at a local restaurant, but when she has free time she loves getting outside and exploring. Although she enjoys trying new trails, her favourite hike is the Cobbler’s Path trail in scenic Logy Bay. When she isn’t hiking or taking photos, she spends time driving around with friends, creating art, and researching new travel & hiking destinations! Check out Lauren’s spectacular posts on Instagram @lostwithlaur.

Barb Parsons-Sooley

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Carl Slaney

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Matty Warren

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Stuart White

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Matt Woodland

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