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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador make up Canada’s most easterly province, best known for its rugged landscapes, icebergs and abundant marine wildlife. The region also boasts a colourful past influenced by marauding Vikings, indigenous Beothuck Indians, Basque whalers and a strong dose of Irish settlers. Countless lighthouses stand testament to the mariners and fisherman that continue to brave these waters.

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Whale watching

Boasting a lengthy Atlantic coastline, the region is renowned for whale-watching, with large pods of humpback, minke, sperm and blue whales frequenting these waters between May and September.


Icebergs are also regularly sighted in the ocean here – spectacular structures up to ten thousand years old float south from the Arctic in early spring each year, following a route known as ‘Iceberg Alley’.

Bird life

Bird life is in abundance with over 35 million seabirds, including puffins, petrels and gannets, as well as falcons, hawks and ospreys.


Gros Morne National Park

National Parks and Historic Sites

Of 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 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 the remoteness of this awe-inspiring part of Canada.