Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Warnings and Dangers

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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Warnings and Dangers

  • Royal Canadian Mountain Police, No 911...

    If you see men dressed like this in Labrador and Newfoundland they are members of the local Royal Canadian Mountain Police. At all cost run and avoid talking to these people. They are corrupt and similar to Mexico you could be black mailed into giving up your valuables. JUST KIDDING, I AM JOKING AROUND!The point of this tip is to just say there is...

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  • Polar Bears!

    If you are planning an outdoor excursion in Labrador you probably already know that polar bears do visit the area. The further north you go in Labrador the more common and more likely they are to encounter.This picture was taken by some friends north of Nain. I put this tip under warning and dangers but if you are fortunate enough to come across...

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  • Black Bears!

    All throughout Labrador black bears are common and normal precautions should be taken if berry picking or exploring the woods alone. They are most commonly seen in nearly all the communities at the local dump sites where the bears are trying to find an easy lunch. Often local residents will also flock to these areas to catch a glimpse of the...

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  • Gale Force Winds

    Tour boats go out regardless but might turn back early rather than to cancel the trip. Nothing stops those passenger ferry boats either so you might want to delay your crossing for a less choppy day. Windy days can easily blow over a 35lb child and you might find it difficult to open store doors like I did. Weather patterns that cause the US and...

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  • Non-white Tourists Be Prepared to Get...

    I'm of Malaysian Chinese descent and travelled to Newfoundland at the end of May 2007 together with my family. We visited Gros Morne, L'Anse Aux Meadows and St. John's. Almost everywhere we went, including eating at restaurants, we got stared out. The stares we got were quite intense and made my parents including myself very uncomfortable. We...

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  • Coach bus & ferry schedule

    Because Newfoundland is rather remote, there is very limited coach bus service going around the island, as well as ferry from Nova Scotia and Labrador. Usually, there is only one bus per day, and the schedules of buses from different routes sometime do not coordinate well. This could mean long waiting or you need to stay at some towns for one day....

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  • Steep cliffs and strong currents

    The offshore currents at Newfoundland are very strong and the cliffs at some areas are very steep so be careful, especially on a windy and/or rainy day.

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  • Hiking in Newfoundland

    Newfoundland is remote with very few people, so do be careful when hiking or climbing. To be safe, always hike along the marked trails and try not to wonder off, especially in places like Gros Morne National Park. Also you need to know what to do when encountering wild animals such as brown bears, moose, caribou etc. In addition, be prepared for...

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  • Fog, wind, rain and snow

    Because of the Atlantic Ocean and Newfoundland is an island, the weather there is very unpredictable. There is constant fog, especially at places such as the Avalon Peninsula which is facing the Atlantic Ocean. Also, the wind can be very strong and cold, so do be prepared. There are many rainy days during the summer months, and snowfall usually...

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  • Watch The Moose

    There are about 110.000 moose on the island and most highways go through good moose habitat. I would really recommend not to drive at night as most accidents happen between dusk and dawn. If you must then drive slow because they are everywhere and it can often be foggy too so be careful!

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  • Mind the Moose

    A very real danger when driving the dark highways around the province is moose. The moose may wander across the highways and believe me, in an argument between a car and a 2000 pound male moose, the car looses. There have been lots of fatal accidents involving these huge gentle animals so take care when driving at night especially.

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  • Wolves

    I have to say in September 2004 I had one of my most memorable experiences driving the Trans - Labrador Highway.Just a few short kilometers outside of Churchill Falls, I could literally see dozens of eyes up ahead on the road. It was a pack of wolves. I quickly slowed down and then came to a complete stop. This was at night and the moon was full...

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