Why should I visit Newfoundland & Labrador?
Signal Hill National Historic Site crowns the Capital City of St. John’s with its panoramic views of ocean and port, and along these shores is found the largest concentration of migrating humpback whales in the world, against a backdrop of 10,000 year old icebergs drifting south. It is in Newfoundland & Labrador that North America’s first sunrise burnishes the shoreline at Cape Spear National Historic Site – the most easterly point on the Continent! It is also in Newfoundland & Labrador that, over 1000 years ago, the Viking’s made their first North American landfall at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still waters run deep, and in Gros Morne National Park – also a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the majesty of glacially carved fjords and stunning geological panoramas offer breathtaking holiday options. Visit Labrador – where the Aurora Borealis – the greatest natural light show on Earth – plays to audiences over 240 nights per year. Paddle a kayak through sea caves and water spouts, visit archaeological sites which are older than the Pyramids, or play a game of golf amidst stunning scenery. Newfoundland & Labrador is also for the birds – over 35 million make their home along the rugged and spectacular cliffs and coastline of this province. Here, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of gannets at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve and Atlantic Puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve.