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Edition 120, March, 2015

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Discover many of the attractions and activities which draw tourists to Newfoundland and Labrador in rural areas of the province. That also happens to be where many Bed-and-Breakfast gems are located. You’ll be able to enjoy your visit on a number of levels, and your hosts will be a key part of this. There’s nothing like local knowledge – the location of a hidden beach, a trail to a great lookout, where to buy fresh fish, what’s happening at the church hall tonight. And the stories! You’ll remember them and re-tell them when you go home. And great memories, after all, are what makes a vacation special.


Breaching whale, near St. John's

Did you know that about 5,000 humpback whales migrate through the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador every year? The best time to see them is June through August, and the best places are between Cape Race and Cape Bald along the east and north coasts of Newfoundland. More on whale watching in Newfoundland and Labrador can be found on NewfoundlandLabrador.com.


Point Amour Lighthouse, southern Labrador

Point Amour lighthouse in southern Labrador is the second-tallest lighthouse in Canada, and helps mariners navigate the often-treacherous Strait of Belle Isle. Climb to the top for a magnificent view – and check out which nights this Provincial Historic Site serves scrumptious food. More info at Tourlabrador.ca


Newtown, Bonavista Bay

The joys of growing up in a small outport in Newfoundland and Labrador are alive and kicking. In many places you can still see traditional fishing culture and boat handling being passed on. This place? Newtown, Bonavista Bay.

Sharing a cup of tea, Bay de Verde
Sharing a cup of tea, Bay de Verde

Conversation is the currency of culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. What’s the latest news? What’s the gossip? Who died? Who came home for a holiday? Our lingo is strange and wonderful, sometimes a bit hard to catch, but one of the many things that sets us apart. Learn more about our unique dialects with some Language Lessons.


Punts, Joe Batt’s Arm

This is what passes for gridlock in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. This photo was taken on Fogo Island, in the beautiful and uniquely named Joe Batt’s Arm. Curious how it got its name? Walter and Colleen have a theory.


Iceberg near Triton, Central Newfoundland

This looks like the iceberg someone flew a drone through last summer. If it’s not the same berg, it’s a close cousin. Where are the icebergs? Follow them on Twitter: @IcebergTweets


Green Gardens, Gros Morne National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

The shoreline of Newfoundland and Labrador is an ever-changing, never-changing zone of rugged beauty where the sea can sweep you off your feet – in both senses, if you’re not careful. The best way to see the coast? Hop a tour boat. All tourism attractions, activities, accommodations, and so on can be found on NewfoundlandLabrador.com

These awesome photos and videos are courtesy of NewfoundlandLabrador.com

 

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