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Newfoundland and Labrador: a hidden gem!

Newfoundland and Labrador is more than worthy of a detour. Take your time to explore this little known, surprising, maritime corner of Canada.

Mountain meets sea

Visitors are often suprised by the diverse landscapes that greet them in Newfoundland and Labrador. In a region where you'd expect a uniquely maritime environment of cliffs and weather beaten coastline, you're suddenly confronted by mountains, valleys, fjords, legendary coves and breathtakingly beautiful national parks.

Newfoundland and Labrador is steeped with tales of adventure and home to a savage, natural paradise. It was at Meadow Creek that the first New World explorers landed - Erik the Red and his band of Norsemen It's here that you'll find Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bursts into colour when Autumn comes.

Newfoundland and Labrador is also a land of icebergs, that loom menacingly in ghostly, foggy seas. Visitors travelling across Canada will be rewarded for their stamina, as they discover a region where every season harbours its own delights.

Imagine wandering down a lane and stumbling upon a fishing village, where locals are happy to chat before sending you on your way to another chance encounter. These are the hidden surprises that make tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador feel so genuine!

St. John's, a maritime marvel

St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, is said to be the oldest founded city in Canada. Its architecture and ambiance is a European fusion of Basque Country and Irish traditions. Small, colourful houses line steep roads and an entire downtown area is dedicated to pubs; meeting places where this intriguing, little, Canadian town comes to life!

St. John's

This historically significant town has been weathered by wars and witnessed the day Marconi sent the first transatlantic wireless message. The provincial museum, 'The Rooms', gives an informative history of the city and

visitors who fancy a pint should head to Quid Vidi's brewery for a thirst quenching break . If you're up for it, take part in a screech-in, followed by an excellent real ale, whilst putting the world to rights over a glass with the local Newfies.

No trip to Canada is completewithout passing throughthe amazing Newfoundland and Labrador!

Cedric Tinteroff
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Updated 20 July 2015
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