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Newfoundland & Labrador - Don't Miss

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Natural Harbour, views from Signal Hill, bright clapboard houses and nightlife on George Street
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Bay Bulls for whale watching and iceberg viewing. Cape Spear National Historic Site with kittiwakes and other seabirds. Cape St. Mary's is a must for Gannets and Witless Bay Ecological Reserve for puffins
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Stunning Bonavista Bay - film setting for "The Shipping News"
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L'Anse aux Meadows is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with viking history. Great walks and amazing views
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Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage site with great walks, sea kayaking, Tableland Mountains and took 485 million years to create - Terra Nova National Park on Bonavista Bay, is separated from Notre Dame Bay (the iceberg capital) by Bonavista North and is ideal habitat for ospreys, eagles, lynx and moose
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Whales, Icebergs, Sea Kayaking Doris's home cooking and accessible solitude
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Idyllically located offering a wide variety of accommodation and activities including: hiking, kayaking, zip lining, golf, boat cruises, fishing or just relaxing
Newfoundland & Labrador - friendly people and outstanding scenery

The first Europeans visited Newfoundland in 998AD when the Vikings landed and set up a permanent settlement. European history has been closely woven with the development of Newfoundland tracing back to John Cabot. In more recent years the fishing industry has provided Europe with a seemingly endless supply of fish. Today Newfoundland moves forward with its new oil wealth, friendly people, outstanding scenery and options to live and experience the great outdoors.

Why choose Newfoundland & Labrador?

Newfoundland & Labrador is less than a five hour flight from the UK and there are regular flights to the capital, St John’s, and the western town of Deer Lake, via Halifax or St John’s. Over a thousand years ago the Vikings found Newfoundland on one of their great exploratory trips, setting up a permanent outpost at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, now also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Most people think that Newfoundland & Labrador is quite small, but in fact it is quite large. We highly recommend that it is always thought of as a separate holiday to any other area of Canada as there is so much to do. If you like coastline and maritime experiences, including whale watching and iceberg viewing, then you have found your ideal destination. Being an island separated from the rest of Canada the culture is somewhat unique. Nothing is done in a hurry, people seem to have time to stand and talk to visitors, share their experiences, their history and philosophy.

The area in and around St John’s, North America’s oldest city, offers a mixture of history and wildlife viewing that many will say is unsurpassed in Canada. The journey across the south of the island offers stunning scenery whilst Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers experiences to delight the most seasoned traveller. In the north, Quirpon Island has a unique experience, staying in a light keeper’s house. Add to this the Viking culture in the north, and the recreational activities in the stunning Humber Valley area and you have an overall package that will exceed your expectations.

Labrador is just beginning to open up to tourism. The Torngat Mountains National Park, newly formed in 2005, offers not only the wildlife you would expect in this area, but also the opportunity to view polar bears. Access is limited, but we are working with some cruise options, a fly drive and a bus tour option to facilitate the opportunity to visit this developing area. The area is remote wilderness with no campgrounds or roads. Visitors must be accompanied at all times by polar bear guards and the accommodation is in tents surrounded by electrified fences.

New Foundland, Canada
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14-day Newfoundland Fly-Drive

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