Ten things to do while in Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Top L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

    Learn about Vikings

    Visit the earliest known European settlement in the New World and the only authenticated Viking site in North America, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.

    Explore reconstructions of three Norse buildings, the site’s focal point. See where Leif Ericson landed and lived over 1,000 years ago. Hike along stunted forests and barrens where trails lead to nearby lakes and bays. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is waiting to captivate your senses.

  • Top Whale watching in Newfoundland & Labrador

    Watch whales

    They come for the food. Every year. Humpback whales, killer whales, sperm whales, blue whales, Minke whales, beluga whales—welcome to the best place in North America to whale watch. Actually, the largest population of humpback whales in the world is right offshore, along with 29 other species of marine mammals.

    Whales can be seen from almost anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador, but to see them in all their glory, head out on a boat and watch for them breaching. Then catch your breath.

  • Top Newfoundland and Labrador is a hiker's paradise

    Explore the coast

    Explore more than 17,000 km (10,500 m) of coastline...land and sea never meet smoothly in Newfoundland & Labrador. See soft, rounded beach rocks around one corner and horizon-shattering cliffs around the next.

    Want further proof of Newfoundland and Labrador’s ruggedness? Fogo Island was named one of the four corners of the earth by the Flat Earth Society! Seriously, it’s true!

  • Top Gros Morne National Park

    Visit Gros Morne National Park

    See the place where the continents collided. Literally! Anchored around a deep fjord carved by glaciers, this UNESCO World Heritage Site can be hiked on foot or explored by guided boat tour. So much wildlife and nature to discover...a visit to Newfoundland & Labrador would be incomplete without a visit to this special site.


  • Top Bird watching in Newfoundland and Labrador will keep you busy

    See the seabirds

    Don’t bother trying to count them all. More than 35 million seabirds (and counting), hang out in Newfoundland & Labrador, so you won't need to look hard, or far, for bald eagles, murres, and gannets.

    Take a boat tour to North America's largest Puffin sanctuary at Witless Bay. It will take your breath away. Not into puffins? Stroll out to Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary’s—a towering sea stack that’s home to the most accessible gannet colony in the entire world.

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    Go to St. John's

    Prepare to fall in love with the cultural and economic centre of the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. There’s always something new happening here in North America's oldest city. Located just far enough off the beaten track, stroll through the city’s historic streets lined by brightly coloured row houses. Take a 45-minute drive to Cape Spear and stand on the easternmost edge of this continent.

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    See Torngat Mountains National Park

    Visit the place of spirits. That’s what the ancient Inuktitut word, Torngat means in English. With caribou, polar bears, and eagles to your left and haunted aboriginal voices to your right, you’ll feel like you’re in a truly special place. See how old you feel surrounded by 3.9 billion-year-old rock.

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    Explore millions of years

    Visit a place where the cliffs, rocks, and landscapes look like our planet's first ones did. Actually, some of them are. Walk among geological wonders, some over 3.7 billion years old. Yes, billion. You’ll see so many marvels that will make you realize that this planet is not all about us. It’s clear standing here that we’re all just visitors. This place belongs to nature.

  • Top Celebrate life while cruising the edge

    Experience music and theatre

    When people in Newfoundland & Labrador find themselves without something to celebrate, they come up with one. That doesn’t happen much with the 400 festivals that happen in the province each year, celebrating everything from theatre and food, to lanterns and history.

    Tap your toes at a traditional kitchen party or visit George Street in St. John's. Thirsty? With the most pubs per square foot in Canada, it’s not hard to find a pint on George Street.

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    Visit Corner Brook

    Visit a very special city, known for its raw, untouched beauty and warm welcoming spirit. Oh, and then there’s the adventure. Corner Brook is the thrill-seekers’ playground. Ride the thrilling zipline or go river rafting. Hit the walking and hiking trails and enjoy nature at its finest.

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