This is where the sun rises first – Newfoundland is the most easterly province in North America!
Widely known for having the friendliest and most hospitable locals in Canada (and perhaps even the world), Newfoundland is one in a million. Believe it or not, Newfoundland is actually closer in distance to England than many places in Canada! As we all know, Canada’s REALLY big!
The mountain ranges, rugged coastlines and beautiful trails make hiking exceptional in Newfoundland! You can walk the Skerwink trail near Trinity East with it’s dramatic landforms, spend time exploring Gros Morne National Park near Norris Point or, for the more adventurous of you, spend a day hiking and climbing the 806 metres to the summit of Gros Morne Mountain!
The coast of Newfoundland is a spectacular place to catch a glimpse of whales without having to take a cruise! There are twenty two species residing here depending on the season including minke, sperm, pothead, blue, orca, and the world’s largest population of humpbacks! Whether hiking a seaside trail, sea kayaking or just admiring the scenery, seeing one of these majestic mammals is an awesome and exciting experience!
St. John’s is one of the oldest cities in North America and definitely Newfoundland’s social hub! Fancy a drink? You’re in the right place – George Street has more bars and pubs per capita than anywhere else in North America! With a plethora of annual events and festivals, unique attractions, and breathtaking land and seascapes, you’ll definitely leave a piece of your heart in this friendly port!
HIGHLIGHTS FOR VISITING NEWFOUNDLAND
- Explore Gros Morne National Park and hike to the top of Gros Morne Mountain
- Rent a Sea Kayak in Norris Point
- Get “Screeched in” on George Street in St. John’s
- Hike the Skerwink coastal trail near Trinity East
- Take a boat tour in Gros Morne National Park
- Drive some of the famous Irish Loop
- Look out for icebergs
- Wildlife spotting – from moose to lynx, there’s a variety of animals to see.