Newfoundland & Labrador

Explore Newfoundland & Labrador:

Newfoundland & Labrador is one of the most spectacular places in all the world, a great destination for a holiday or fly drive. Newfoundland & Labrador is rich with history, rife with culture and sprawling with natural beauty.

Around every corner in Newfoundland & Labrador, there is a little piece of heaven, a delightful sight, a captivating experience, a discovery of Old World charm, engaging people and outdoor adventure – it is culture, food, song and dance. Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s youngest province and one of North America’s oldest cultures, sustained by centuries of English, Irish, French and Aboriginal influence.

Why should I visit Newfoundland & Labrador?

With a temperate climate, Newfoundland and Labrador is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking in the late spring, summer, and fall.

From vibrant cities to quaint, historical outports, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and winding coastlines – there are always fascinating places to see and countless things to do.

Things to do in Newfoundland & Labrador

When it comes to viewing icebergs, Twillingate is one of the best places in the world. These 10,000-year-old glacial giants come in every shape and size, with colours ranging from snow-white to the deepest aquamarine. In addition to the iceberg’s shape and size, observe the colour streaks, caves and tunnels, waterline notches, and even the large rocks embedded in the ice. You’ll often spy birds perched atop icebergs, and if they suddenly fly off, it might be a sign the iceberg is about to roll or break apart, a spectacular treat for the eyes and ears. Icebergs are best viewed in late May and early June.

On a specially designed boat you have the opportunity to not only watch Icebergs but also whales such as humpback, Minke and finback, Atlantic Dolphins and seals. Between May and September, whales can be seen breaching the surface of the water and playing along the shores. Catching a single glimpse of these huge and majestic mammals is an exciting and awesome experience. You may also see native sea birds like terns, black quillenot, kittewakes, seagulls, puffins, murres, and shearwaters.

May 01 – Sep 10: 930am, 130pm and 4pm

Join an approximate 2 hour scenic boat tour at the landlocked fjord of Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park. Heralded as Newfoundland’s most breathtaking water tour, the trip through the dramatic Western Brook Pond fjord is a memorable experience. This fjord, carved by glaciers, is home to plenty of waterfalls and wildlife. During the cruise enjoy live interpretation pointing out some of the geological and historical features of this wonder of nature.

Important Note: The departure point is a 3km walk from Western Brook Pond Parking Lot

May 15 – Jun 30: 1230pm
Jul 01 – Aug 31: 10am, 11am, 1230pm, 130pm, and 3pm
Sep 01 – Oct 15: 1230pm

The summer months turn Newfoundland’s coast into a feeding ground for 40 tonne giants – Humpback, Minke and Fin Whales are the most commonly spotted. At the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, puffins come ashore to breed and many other important seabirds roost there. On this 1.5 hour tour on-board a catamaran there are endless photo and observation opportunities of the fascinating wildlife. Bay Bulls is conveniently located approximately 30 minutes from St. Johns.

May 14 – May 31: 1030am
Jun 01 – Jun 30: 1030am and 230pm
Jul 01 – Aug 15: 1030am, 1230pm, 230pm and 430pm
Aug 16 – Sep 10: 1030am and 230pm
Sep 11 – Sep 20: 1030am

Frontier’s Personal Experience

From St John’s I highly recommend a half-day trip to Bays Bull and a boat trip out to see the puffins and wildlife – it was like being in a nature programme.  I went in June, whales were coming to the surface, puffins were flying about and Icebergs were in the background.; it’s worth going to Newfoundland  for this trip alone.

Joanne Moores, Frontier Canada