Visit Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador - the easternmost province of Canada, is best described as a secluded coastal wonderland, and an experience you don’t want to miss.
Imagine 10,000-year-old icebergs floating by as you explore charming fishing towns. Whales spouting close to shore, countless Puffins nesting along the rugged coastlines and gorgeous wee multi-coloured houses, perched all the way along the coast.
Go on, get off the beaten track and discover this isolated Canadian gem!
THINGS TO DO IN NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Corner Brook’s big calling card is Marble Mountain. Ski the 35 trails of this winter sports gem, known for being Atlantic Canada’s best skiing. If you fancy yourself a bit of a legend on skis check out the run aptly named ‘Oh My Jesus’ - you’ll see why when you get there!
Explore the ancient geological features of the Gros Morne National Park. This world heritage listed treasure boasts the eroded remains of a mountain range formed 1.2 billion years ago – it really is something special.
Treat someone special to a boat tour through Western Brook Pond. Witnessing the spectacular rocky mountain ranges plunge into the calm waters makes for quite the romantic day.
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is the intriguing site of the Viking settlement led by Leif Eriksson circa AD 1000. Walk the 3km trail winding through the harsh grounds that surround the area, and imagine you were among the savage Vikings who first laid eyes on this windswept northern land.
St John’s haunted hike - if being seriously creeped out floats your boat, then this spooky midsummer night tour is right up your dark alley. Led by a black-caped Reverend, you’ll depart from the Anglican Cathedral on a Friday or Saturday evening and hear about unsolved murders and ghosts of headless captains. All for a chillingly cheap $15!
Explore the many indigenous landmarks well documented within Newfoundland and Labrador’s historic towns.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Head to Newfoundland and Labrador during June to see icebergs glittering offshore. July - August is for whale watching, sunny weather and festivals. December – January for skiing on Marble Mountain.
GETTING TO NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
You can travel to Newfoundland and Labrador via air, rail or boat, and the province is serviced by many airlines. However, some regions are so remote that they are only accessible via boat.