Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly province, best known for its rugged landscapes, icebergs and abundant marine wildlife.
The region also boasts a colorful past influenced by a rich Indigenous history, seafaring vikings, Basque whalers and European settlers.
Countless lighthouses stand testament to the mariners and fisherman that continue to brave these waters.
Newfoundland and Labrador INTRODUCTION
Whale watchingBoasting a lengthy Atlantic coastline, Newfoundland & Labrador is renowned for whale-watching, with large pods of humpback, Minke, sperm and blue whales frequenting the waters between May and September.IcebergsIcebergs are also regularly sighted in the ocean here – spectacular structures up to ten thousand years old floating south from the Arctic in early spring each year.
Whale watchingBoasting a lengthy Atlantic coastline, Newfoundland & Labrador is renowned for whale-watching, with large pods of humpback, Minke, sperm and blue whales frequenting the waters between May and September.
IcebergsIcebergs are also regularly sighted in the ocean here – spectacular structures up to ten thousand years old floating south from the Arctic in early spring each year. Follow a route known as ‘Iceberg Alley’ for the very best sights.
Bird lifeBird life is in abundance with over 35 million seabirds including puffins, petrels and gannets, falcons, hawks and ospreys.
National Parks and Historic SitesOf Canada’s 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, four can be found in Newfoundland and Labrador – Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve and Red Bay National Historic Site. All offer spectacular scenery as well as a wealth of historic interest or wildlife attractions, and provide a real sense of awe in the remoteness.
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