Aviking By Hoof offers 6 different themes of Live Action Role Play as described below.
Gameplay includes exploring (aviking) in different areas inside and around Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Tickets can be purchased for gameplay Mondays to Saturdays from 11 am – 3pm or 6pm – 10 pm or the full day. Costumes and weapons are for rent only and must be returned at the end of the sessions.
Contact us to book as a group, couple or individual. Groups can be 3 – 6 people. If you have your own costume you can purchase a no frills ticket. Remember the costume must go with the theme and weapons must be foam based not wood, plastic or metal.
We need everyone to be registered, even volunteers, prior to gameplay. Please contact us to arrange which theme, preferred date and time you wish to join us.
- Individual Ticket: $20.00 (Morning or afternoon session – must bring own costume and Gros Morne National Park Pass)
- Couple Ticket: $35.00 (Morning or afternoon session – bring own costume, foam based weapon, Gros Morne National Park Pass)
- Group Ticket: $55.00 (Morning or afternoon session – must bring own costume, foam based weapon, Gros Morne National Park Pass)
CHOOSE A THEME or JOIN ONE ALREADY BOOKED
“Vampires on The Rock”
- SEPT 1st/2nd 4pm-10pm
When Viking ships enter the harbour, they realize they can either join forces with the other warm bloods or use them as a distraction to get to safety. In a world where some creatures feed off energy, others off of flesh or vegetation, the strongest and deadliest are those that need only blood or sap to survive.
Work your way from the where the Trout River Pond leads into the Trout River, up several walking trails (while battling enemies) and then reach a magnificent vantage point in the mountains. Can be booked as for more than one day to continue the storyline or as both morning and afternoon. Plenty of parking space available.
“Faerie Bells and Elfin Spells!”
- JULY 28th/29th 10am-2pm and/or 4pm-10pm
- SEPT 8th/9th 10am-2pm and/or 4pm-10pm
Newfoundland before the Midgardians dominated the land. Faery tribes have been battling Mountain Trolls, aligning with Elfin tribes and bribing Giants. You can choose your starting character, although a twist of Faery Magic in the wrong hands could place you as another just as easily.
Work your way to the bridges of Wallace Brook and up to the stairwell lookoff. The Gulch is breathtaking but don’t forget your mission to find the Elfiin/Faery hybrid baby while battling Mountain Trolls and dodging the occasional Giant. A limited parking space is available – approximately 16 vehicles can fit safely off the roadway.
“Age of Eddas”
- AUG 4th/5th 10am-2pm and/or 4pm-10pm
- SEPT 29th/30th 10am-2pm and/or 4pm-10pm
Enter the world of the gods and goddesses of the Ancient Viking peoples. Odin is not speaking to his brothers Vili and Ve, for attempting to seduce his wife Frigga. As a way of getting back at their brother’s cursing them to be forgotten from history, Ve has broken both Asgardian and Elfin Laws and accidentally created a race of demons with powers that rival the gods and threaten to consume the midgardians
Parking is in the Trout River Pond parking area, where you will journey on foot to the hidden cottage of Faery Luc, via Trout River Pond walking trail. Gameplay takes place on the secluded beach that gives you a different view of Elephant Head Mountain than you normally see.
- AUG 11th/12th 4pm-10pm
- SEPT 22nd/23rd 4pm-10pm
Loki has discovered a time tunnel that allows him to transport beings from one time period into another with hilarious and disastrous results. Your choices are very wide for this LARP, you can create a character from any culture, timeframe, legend or come as a modern day human. You are only tested by the strength of your own imagination.
Set in the Trout River Pond area of Gros Morne National Park, you will play in the fields adjacent to the picnic area, off to the side. Close to amenities yet surrounded by mountains, lose yourself in the game without getting lost! Plenty of parking space available.
“Wedding To Remember”
- AUG 18th/19th 2pm-6pm
- OCT 6th7th 2pm-6pm
In his efforts to make amends for bad behaviour and simultaneously try once again to woo his brother’s wife, Loki manages to trick Thor into rescuing their sister Freya from having to marry a giant she has no feelings for. Crash the wedding, find the hammer and stay for the banquet!
The Lomond area of Gros Morne National Park is the setting for the wedding you won’t soon forget! Off the main hiway, in a secluded setting, you can lose yourself to the game without feeling conspicuous. Between Deer Lake and Trout River, plenty of parking and scenery await.
“Mummers vs Mountain Trolls”
- AUG 25th/26th 10am-2pm and/or 2pm-6pm
- SEPT 15th/16th 10am-2pm and/or 2pm-6pm
This LARP can be booked on its own throughout the summer and also kicks of the Mountain Troll Festival as a fun full day LARP in September. Faeries, elves, and giants are hiding from mankind. The Mountain Trolls have decided to take over western Newfoundland. Nobody believes the witnesses; the locals have to take matters into their own hands. The only thing the Mountain Trolls fear are the Ugly Stick thumping Mummers.
Prior to gameplay, all weapons must be checked. Safe, foam, ugly sticks must be used to avoid injury – as regular ones are made of wood and tin cans. Choose to play as hero (Mummer) or Villain (Mountain Troll). Parking is available at the Hummock Trail Parking Area and the Trout River Pond Parking Area on either edge of the Town of Trout River.
Individual Ticket (Costume/Weapon Rental NOT included)
Admission to any morning or afternoon event without the extras.
Ticket for Two (Without the Extras)
No costume or weapons rental included, just a basic admission for two people to either morning or afternoon gameplay.
Admission for a group of 3-6 persons without costume or weapons rental included for morning or afternoon LARP.
For events held in Gros Morne National Park please take note of the following:
All event participants must have their valid national park pass displayed in their vehicle while parked in any of the Gros Morne National Park parking areas. Gros Morne National Park entry fees go towards maintaining the park’s roadways, viewpoints, day use areas and trails -and the information, education, resource protection and public safety services offered by Parks Canada staff.
Do not approach or feed wildlife. Give them space and respect. Keep the animal’s line of travel or escape route clear.
Retreat safely and contact Parks Canada if you come across a bear or any other animal that is displaying aggressive behaviour during any event.
Participants are not to enter any closed or restricted area (this includes set-up and tear-down activities). Use the washroom facilities and abstain from public urination.
Learn more about park stewardship at www.pc.gc.ca