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Trinity, Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador Holidays

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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Popular Newfoundland and Labrador Holidays

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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

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.

 

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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.

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