Newfoundland - Globe Guide

Newfoundland & Labrador

Sweeping shorelines, Iceberg Alley and spirited live music nights are among the highlights of a visit to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's most eastern province.

With colourful streetscapes and rugged cliffs battered by ocean waves, Newfoundland’s capital St. John’s is like a little taste of Ireland across the Atlantic. Situated along the most easterly point of North America with its very own different time zone, the city’s brightly-hued clusters of buildings set into the hillsides are quite a sight.

Torngat Mountains National Park is one of the country’s most inaccessible spots, reachable only by boat or plane. The effort pays off with views of towering fjords, mesmerizing sunrises, polar bear sightings and the opportunity to learn about Inuit culture.

There’s enough coastline wrapped around Newfoundland and Labrador to stretch across Canada four times over, and it's best explored by hiking and kayaking--especially for those who time their visit with iceberg viewing in spring and summer when the 10,000-year-old glacial giants float down from the Arctic.

Other highlights include Terra Nova National Park, the restored Viking settlement L'Anse aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park and Fogo Island--and getting screeched!

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