Located on the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland is one of the most unique and historic provinces in the country. According to Maclean’s Magazine, we have one of the Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World! There are so many reasons why people flock to the island in search of a one-of-a-kind experience.
Did you know?
Newfoundlanders speak more varieties of the English language than anywhere else in the world! Our history dates back four centuries with accents rooted in Southern Ireland and Western England, as well as Indigenous and French influences. These things combined have helped shape our colorful language. So many dialects and traditions have been preserved right here on the island.
Newfoundland has its own dictionary and encyclopaedia. First published in 1982, The Dictionary of Newfoundland English has hundreds of words and phrases that you won’t find anywhere else.
There are so many things to explore in Newfoundland, including cultural activities, unique restaurants with award-winning world class chefs, and some of the country’s finest artists and performers. Here are just a few places to see and things to do to add to your bucket list!
MUST SEE LOCATIONS
A colorful and vibrant city, only 500 years young. Indulge in sightseeing and shopping, dining and nightlife, and take in the history of the city.
Downtown St. John's
Located in the center of historic downtown St. John's, George Street is one of the premier entertainment districts in North America. With over two dozen pubs, clubs and bars, you will find all types of music - Irish, blues, rock n' roll, dance, country and traditional. Whatever you're in the mood for, you’ll find it on the world-famous George Street.
Gros Morne National park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the west coast of Newfoundland, Gros Morne boasts over 1800 square kilometers of amazing landscape, life-changing summits, towering cliffs, and thunderous waterfalls. People from all over flock to hike the trails at Gros Morne.
Cape Spear Lighthouse – National Historic Site
Come see the most easterly point in North America and be the first to watch the sunrise. Sitting upon a rugged cliff, the lighthouse at Cape Spear is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province. Journey back in time to Fort Cape Spear, and explore the remnants of the World War II coastal defence battery. Walk in the footsteps of Canadian and American soldiers as they guarded St. John's from lurking German U-boats.
Fogo Island and Change Islands
Fogo has become a haven for artists from around the world, who come to work in incredible, inspiring modern studios. While on Change Islands, you’ll discover a distinct part of our cultural heritage – the noble Newfoundland Pony. Most recent notoriety goes to the Fogo Island Inn - a sleek, Nordic-style hotel perched on stilts at the Atlantic Ocean’s edge. The restaurant brings a gourmet cuisine infused with the bounty of the island and the Inn’s gardens, and is one of EnRoute magazine’s best in Canada.
Fogo Island Inn
Bay Bulls & Witless Bay
Home to the largest Atlantic puffin colony in North America! Here you will find some of the best whale watching and bird spotting, only 30 minutes from St. John’s. Take a drive through the southern shore’s scenic Irish Loop. You’ll find tour operators ready to lead you out on the ocean in boats, open Zodiacs, or even sea kayaks! The experience is once in a lifetime.
Whale watching, Bay Bulls
With so much to see and do, it’s a great time to take advantage of all that Newfoundland has to offer. You can visit newfoundlandlabrador.com for ideas, travel guides, tips for getting around and things to do.Posted by Infinity Admin on