The province of Newfoundland and Labrador surpasses the Canadian easternmost point, and it also has a history with the Europeans who initially connected with the New World. There’s hardly any change since that time if we talk about this province. Moreover, Newfoundland and Labrador are home to unusual attractions, enticing islands, picturesque fishing villages, and splendid nature reserves with lovely birds. Its rocky coastline, vivid houses, wildlife, and scenic beauty, make it the most beautiful province in Canada. Generally, people start their trip from Prince Edward Island and end it with Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada is famous for its unique and attractive destinations, and Newfoundland and Labrador is a provinces with several breathtaking destinations.
Location of Newfoundland and Labrador
This province falls under Atlantic Canada, which consists of four provinces situated on the Atlantic coast. This province can be classified into two parts: Newfoundland’s Island and Labrador’s Continental region in the Northwest. Newfoundland’s island comprises renowned places, such as St. John’s and Bonavista. On the other hand, Labrador consists of prominent destinations, including Battle Harbour and Torngat Mountains National Park.
Apart from this, the population in this province is half a million in a spacious area of 405,000 square kilometers.
When do you visit this province?
In terms of climate, the best time to visit the province is from July to mid-September. Although temperatures going beyond 30 degrees Celcius will be a rare thing; the weather will mostly remain calm and vibrant. Due to Newfoundland and Labrador’s location in the far north, you will usually get longer daylight during the summer season. Mid of June to mid of August are also great months for experiencing the wildlife. Individuals can plan their travel to witness humpback Whale tours by hiring Whale touring companies during the summers.
Besides this, summer is the best time to witness Puffins too. Iceberg season is also one of the most interesting seasons between the latter part of May to June.
Get started with the list of all the mind-blowing places in Newfoundland and Labrador:
St. John’s is usually the first place from where people usually head off for their journey in Newfoundland and Labrador. This destination is full of colorful houses all over and is very similar to San Francisco’s perpendicular and spiraled streets.
This destination also has Water Street in the middle of it, North America’s oldest main street. St. John’s is also home to The Rooms, consisting of the Provincial Museum as well as the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Additionally, the Basilica is also one of the most crucial buildings in Newfoundland. On the other hand, there are several popular sites outside St. John’s, such as the Signal Hill National Historic Site and Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site.
Cape Spear National Historic Site
If you’re a sunrise person and would like to witness a unique and fabulous sunrise, then Cape Spear National Historic Site is your place. It is also home to the oldest lighthouse, which was constructed in 1836. For history lovers, there is also a Fort Cape Spear that depicts to the visitors the experiences of the gunners a few years ago.
Individuals can also plan their travel so that they can also get to witness the several historical workshops involving several activities, such as rope splicing, storytelling, butter churning, and candle making.
Cape Bonavista is a chief tourist attraction in Newfoundland and Labrador because the renowned Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto first came to this place in North America in 1947. To the Cape Bonavista’s tip lies the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site. This lighthouse is exceptionally beautiful, merged with red and white colors, and was built in 1843.
The light inside this lighthouse was fueled by seal oil, and one can climb to see this light. Once you climb up, you might even witness more interesting things like icebergs, whales, and puffins. It will only take you ten minutes to drive past the Bonavista town toward Cape Bonavista. The historically famous John Cabot’s ship to America, called The Mathew, also has its replica located in a museum in Town Bonavista.
Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park is specifically reputed because of its status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is a dream destination for several people who love to do Hiking and is located on the western side of Newfoundland. It is one of the rarest places where you would witness the earth’s mantle. Hence, it is primarily famous for its geological phenomena. Additionally, several campsites and marked trails make it easier for one to navigate independently. Hiking and camping activities make Gros Morne National Park one of the most interesting places in Canada.
Twillingate is the epitome of the entire Newfoundland and Labrador because it includes a rugged coastline, streets to die for, and countryside roads full of lush. You could witness stunning and picturesque sights of whales, dolphins, seabirds, harp seals, and according to the right season, even icebergs, all this off the coast. There’s an Iceberg Alley opening into a huge ocean of corridors running from Greenland and toward a frozen path. Boat expeditions are advisable for those who would like to witness whale tours.
Battle Harbour is located on Labrador’s coast, with life moving at an immensely slower pace. It is the fishing station for summer. This is certainly the kind of place that will rejuvenate you to the core, and that too on a spiritual level. It is one of the unusual places where individuals can conveniently spend a night due to its distance from the modern world. This implies it is a place without cell towers, paved roads devoid of cars, and footpaths that have been worn out by merchants and fishermen.
Battle Harbour is best suited for travelers of its exotic background and its heritage. You can observe the northern lights, with the huge stars, full of brightness. Explore the Gin Cove Walking Trail, White Water Falls Trail, and the Battle Harbour National Historic District.
Arches Provincial Park
Arches Provincial Park is one of the most stunning and captivating destinations in Newfoundland and Labrador. This park is situated in Newfoundland’s western part as it lies along the 430km highway. The huge porous rock is the reason why this is known as the Arches Provincial Park. The waves lash out at the porous rock, forming natural arches around it.
Torngat Mountains National Park
Local Inuits have a history of residing here for more than a thousand years. This park is located on the tip of Labrador, with Quebec at its border, and is spacious enough, with 9,700 square kilometers. It even shelters wolves, bears, eagles, foxes, Caribou, and polar bears. The name ‘Torngat Mountains’ originates from an Inuktitut word called “Tongait”, which implies the “place of spirits.” Local Inuit guides are the best ones to show you the entire park since it is an isolated place devoid of snowmobiles, planes, or boats.
The Island of Newfoundland also comprises a rural town called “Port Rexton.” This port is connected with the larger area known as the “Trinity Bright Area,” which is home to several coastal towns and mind-blowing hiking trails. Port Rexton also consists of some extremely adorable and colorful buildings which belong to the 19th Century. Furthermore, these buildings are home to fish restaurants, traditional inns, and BnBs. This town is famous for Trinity Bright’s boat tours to observe eagles, whales, puffins, and other wildlife.
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is a formation of four main islands, including Green Island, Gull Island, Great Island, and Pee Pee Island. A huge colony of Puffins resides here on these Islands. Surprisingly, 260,000 nesting pairs reside here in summer and springtime. Other interesting nesting colonies belong to Leach’s storm petrels, kittiwakes, and murres. It is a heavenly place for bird lovers and gazers. You can easily witness these beautiful creatures through boat tours, including Humpback and Minke whales.