On the northeast coast of Canada lies a province where old meets new. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is blessed with rugged natural beauty and is steeped in tradition that reflects Celtic, French and Irish roots. The island of Newfoundland, and Labrador, which forms part of the mainland, offers visitors some of the most beautiful raw, untouched scenery in Canada. Around every corner you will find a piece of heaven.
The region has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and offers visitors to Newfoundland and Labrador holiday rentals the opportunity to go whale watching, fishing, hunting or kayaking. In the summer, the region is ideal for walking holidays, hiking and mountain climbing. Gros Morne National Park and Terra Nova National Park are excellent places to enjoy the diverse scenery and wildlife for those staying in Newfoundland accommodation. You can also cycle along the Viking Trail or the spectacular East Coast Trail.
There are good opportunities for winter sports in Newfoundland and Labrador, such as cross-country or downhill skiing at Blow-Me-Down or Marble Mountain Ski Resort, snow boarding, snow mobile rides at Stephenville and even dog sledding.
During the year Newfoundland and Labrador hosts a variety of celebrations and festivals including the Royal St. John's Regatta in August, Festival 500 Sharing the Voices – a music festival that takes place in June or July, as well as the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival which takes place in August.
St Johns is the capital of the province and one of the oldest cities in North America. The natural harbour provides a beautiful backdrop to this charming city that has excellent shopping and entertainment. Highlights include Signal Hill National Historic Park, the St. John's Haunted Hike, and The Battery.
Port-Aux-Basques is the gateway to the mainland with regular ferry services. It has interesting museums, a great golf course, and a lovely beach.
Corner Brook is the largest town on the west coast of Newfoundland and is conveniently located close to excellent golf courses, as well as and Marble Mountain skiing and Gros Morne National Park.
Newfoundland and Labrador has lovely warm weather in the summer, with some rain and fog near the coast. Winters are white and cold, perfect for skiing holidays. Icebergs can often be seen floating not far off shore during the winter months. Although any time of the year has its attractions, the majority of tourists visit the area between May and October.
Although Newfoundland and Labrador is home to a number of airports there are no direct flights from the UK. Visitors to Newfoundland accommodation can fly to Halifax (YHZ) or Toronto (YYZ) and catch a connecting flight to St. John’s (YYT), Gander (YQX), Stephenville (YJT) or Deer Lake (YDF). Air Canada, Continental Airlines and British Airways offer flights fromLondonto Canada.