10 Great Reasons to Visit Newfoundland

Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Liz Lunnon

Western Brook Pond, Gros Morne National Park

Back from her recent exploration of Atlantic Canada, Liz, our Head of Worldwide Product shares her top 10 reasons for visiting Newfoundland…

1. Whales

Newfoundland offers the chance to see up to 22 species of whale, including the world’s largest population of humpbacks.

2. Icebergs

Following a route known as ‘Iceberg Alley’, glistening white structures float from Greenland’s glaciers to Newfoundland’s east coast.

3. Geology

Deep ocean crust and ancient rocks from the earth’s mantle lie exposed at Gros Morne National Park, where geologists first proved the theory of plate tectonics.

4. Vikings

Follow the Viking Trail to L’Anse Aux Meadows, where the archaeological remains of a Norse encampment date back over 1,000 years.

5. Music

Whether it’s an organised festival or an ad-hoc kitchen party, music is heartbeat of Newfoundland; don’t miss the chance to take in a live performance!

6. Raise a Glass

Sample the local tipple and try some of Newfoundland’s excellent craft brews; such as YellowBelly Brewery’s Fighting Irish Red Ale or the Quidi Vidi Iceberg Beer.

7. Room with a View

Search for whales and icebergs from the comfort of luxurious Fogo Island Inn or remote Quirpon Lighthouse; or enjoy a mountain backdrop at Neddies Harbour Inn.

8. The End of the World

Trek to the top of Brimstone Head on Fogo Island, designated one of the 4 corners of the world by the Flat Earth Society.

9. Colour

Newfoundland’s towns and villages are a vivid splash of colour with brightly painted wooden houses to be found even in the heart of the capital, St John’s.

10. Walking

Newfoundland’s vast landscapes are laced with well-tended walking trails, with wooden boardwalks a common feature winding through spectacular scenery.

And 11…

Friendly, welcoming and with an infectious sense of humour, Newfoundland’s residents are among its biggest attractions. And with St John’s a mere 4.5 hour flight from London, what are you waiting for?!

Plan your Canada adventure

View our full range of Newfoundland and Labrador holidays for ideas or contact our team of Canada Travel Specialists to start planning your holiday.

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