Welcome to the Town of Gambo!

Welcome to the historic Town of Gambo, the gateway to the beautiful Kittiwake Coast and The Road to the Shore on Route 320. The Town of Gambo is rich in history and natural resources and boasts three major salmon rivers making it a fisherman's paradise. The Gambo area sees the influx of tourist all year round who come to fish for trout and salmon in the spring and summer, ice fish in the winter, as well as, explore our beautiful wilderness areas.

Gambo has an array of beautiful, scenic and breathtaking walking trails. The Smallwood Complex boasts over 12 kilometres of well-groomed and properly maintained walking trails. Four trails are a part of this concourse; they are the Gambo River Trail, Madeline's Trail, Dominion Point Trail, and the Middle Brook River Trail. These trails consist of amazing scenery and rich history with interpretive panels, rest stops, and benches.

On the weekend preceding the first Monday in August, we celebrate the Smallwood Holiday Weekend and the Gambo Logger's Festival. The Smallwood Days Festival is a five day festival featuring a folk festival, outdoor adult dance, socials, games, concessions and the grand finale is an amazing display of fireworks on Monday night. 

The Gambo Logger's Festival sees loggers participants compete for prizes in traditional Newfoundland logging sports such as log throwing, power saw, axe throwing, boom run and log piling.

On behalf of the Gambo Town Council, it gives me great pleasure to extend greetings to all residents and to welcome new residents to our town. In addition, I would like to extend an invitation to the many tourists that travel our highways to make Gambo your stop and walk our trails and visit our Historic Interpretation Centre.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who serve on the many community voluntary organizations. Volunteers are the life blood of any community and the valuable service they provide enhance the quality of life of our citizens and ultimately makes our community stronger.

I sincerely hope that this website provides you with useful and valuable information.  I invite you to sign our guest book and don't forget to leave your comments and suggestions which are always welcomed. Again, thank you for visiting our Town of Gambo website. Come visit us soon and we'll show you some Good Ol' Gambo hospitality! 


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Aug 26, 2021
Smallwood Days 2021

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From There to Here

Gambo is located approximately 621 kilometers east on the Trans Canada Highway from the North Sydney - Port Aux Basque Ferry, about 300 kilometers west of St. John's on TCH, and approximately 258 kilometers from the Argentia - North Sydney Ferry.