There is much much more to the island of Newfoundland than it's capital but I have to put this tip here because in my view it is one of the best cities in Atlantic Canada, Canada and maybe the world.
It is a great city to have a lot of fun, good times, adventure and so on.
The weather is not always the best but the golfing if good there and George Street has more bars and pubs on it than any other street I know off.
I have a seperate page dedicated to tips for St. John's.
The Viking Trail is another region of the island that is worth spending some time at for all the history, outdoor activities and scenery.
The Northern Peninsula is home to the Viking Settlement of L'anse aux Meadows and other National Historic Sites.
Many of the smaller communities are declining in population since the close of the fishery and you won't see a lot of activity other than at the tourist sites.
The Viking Trail also includes southern Labrador, so you can take the ferry across the Strait of Belle Isle at St. Barbe on the island and cross to Blanc Sablon, Quebec. From there you can explore the Labrador Straits another beautiful region of the province as a whole!
Here in this picture I was flying out of Deer Lake, NL and took a great shot of one of the fjiords in the park.
In any event Gros Morne is one of the Premier Parks in Canada and the scenery is amazing and the different views I have seen are very dramatic and probably one of the best regions you will find for hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities.
Gros Morne is located over on the west coast of the island and close to the towns of Corner Brook, Deer Lake and Rocky Harbour. People also stay at Norris Point.
For the outdoor enthusiest the park is definitely one of the great places to spend your time on the island. It is also located on the Viking Trail highway route so you can continue on from the park to take in the many more sites and sounds of the Northern Peninsula and southern Labrador.
when you r visiting the twillingate area u must go to this little museum at Durrel - where they have a stuffed polar bear - he got to the place on an iceberg or something like that and start walking around the place so they had to kill him aventually.... i know they probebly have stuff like that all over canada but that is the first i saw....
- Family Travel
- Museum Visits
- Road Trip
it is just amazing to get close to those big monsters - see their blue pure color and even taste them - wow - most amazing moment of the trip
the icebergs r there between may-july and july-sep - its the whalewatching time
Directions: especially in twillingate area
also u can see them and take a boat tour at st anthony (north to gros morne park)
i took a boattour in twillingate and it was fantastic