Perched on the eastern edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador offers easily accessible, larger-than-life adventure, wilderness and culture. Hop on a boat to spot massive mountains of ice on the move in Iceberg Alley, crane your neck to see some of the 35 million seabirds including colourful puffins, or commune with 20 whale species – perhaps in a kayak or even joining them underwater!
Walk in the footsteps of long-vanished Vikings amid misty L’Anse aux Meadows’ sod houses, and explore dramatic fjords that were home to Inuit ancestors in the Torngat Mountains. Taste salt cod cakes and pies made of tundra cloudberries. Dance a jig or reel to fiery fiddling in the shoulder-to-shoulder pubs of the capital of St. John’s. A multi-cultural past that includes English, Irish, French and Aboriginals has spawned not only a quick-wit with a charming Irish lilt, but also a multitude of dialects and home-grown sayings that make up a unique local dictionary – after all, where else can you find place names like Jerry’s Nose, Leading Tickles West and Little Heart’s Ease
All photos from the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Flickr page.