Whenever I meet someone who has never been to my fair province, first I encourage them to come see us and second, I tell them that I think there’s one time of year that’s better than others to visit Newfoundland for the first time. And that time, my friends, is upon us right now. While there are cool things to do here at any time of the year my own favourite is from early-July to mid-August, when it feels like the province is full of colour and the people most lively. The temperatures finally warm up and we all come out of hibernation. The streets are full of people, the whales come out to play, and every weekend there’s a festival on the go somewhere.
Canada’s newest province and the most easterly point in North America has something for every visitor, whether you’re into icebergs, whales, colourful buildings, or colourful people.
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Places Visited: St. John’s
If you’ve got a Canada bucket list, I bet road tripping through Newfoundland is on it. If not, what are you doing? If chasing icebergs, making friends with whales and puffins, hiking inland fjords, and eating the freshest seafood, spotting sea stacks and stunning coastal landscapes, and partying on the street with the most pubs per mile in Canada is your kind of vacation, then you need to road trip through Canada’s easternmost province.
Fogo Island is a captivating destination off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. This island is home to a unique and thriving culture that is deeply rooted in its natural surroundings and history. Fogo Island offers visitors a wide range of activities and attractions, from hiking and whale watching to fine dining and luxury accommodations. The island’s rugged coastline, rocky beaches, and dramatic landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for exploring the island’s many trails and outdoor adventures.
The Gros Morne area is a stunning destination that offers something for every type of traveler. Whether you’re interested in hiking, wildlife watching, fishing, or simply relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the area, you’ll find plenty to do and see. From the breathtaking Western Brook Pond boat tour to the charming local shops and restaurants, the Gros Morne area is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Newfoundland.
Heading to Newfoundland for the first time? Check out my top tips on how to make the most of your visit! From eating local and booking a boat tour to visiting in the shoulder season and packing for all weather, I’ve got you covered. Start planning your trip now and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on this beautiful island.
If you couldn’t get a rental car for your visit to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer, don’t worry, all is not lost. If you find yourself in St. John’s without wheels, you can still have an amazing trip. Follow along with my 3-day itinerary and see some of the best the city has to offer.
Newfoundland is full of great road trips. The Baccalieu Trail on the Avalon peninsula is perfect for a two or three day getaway from St. John’s. I spent a weekend driving the loop to explore the area of the province my family calls home.
When you’ve lived in Newfoundland for almost 20 years and you tell people you’ve never been on an ATV you get some funny looks. What can I say? I’m a city girl. So it was a good thing that Adventure Central added a backcountry ATV excursion to my epic Central Newfoundland summer itinerary.
I hadn’t done much hiking this summer and so I knew the 8.6km of the Alexander Murray Hiking Trail in King’s Point was going to be a bit of a challenge but what had me shaking in my hiking boots was the 2200 stairs and the 1200’ of elevation change. Yep, you heard right, two thousand, two hundred stairs.
One of the city’s most hotly anticipated weeks is here. The ticket booths are setup. The stage is dusted off. The speed bars are gearing up. Over 50,000 people will party on the “biggest little street in North America” for 7 straight days. It’s George Street Festival time.
Want to get into nature on your next vacation but don’t want to haul gear or sleep on the ground? Love waking up to the sounds of birds chirping but also hate not being able to charge your phone? Then glamping, my friend, is what you need. Glamping is right up my alley as someone who loves her creature comforts and so I wanted to help you plan an amazing glamping vacation in my backyard of Newfoundland.
If you’re looking for the perfect remote tenting site in Newfoundland that’s still accessible by car, look no further than Chance Cove Provincial Park on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula.
If you’re planning a trip to to St. John’s, NL one of the first things you’re going to need to figure out is where to stay. To help you out, I’ve hand-picked 7 of my favourite hostels and hotels near downtown St. John’s that each have a unique personality that I love.
Just about every visitor to Newfoundland and Labrador will spend some time in St. John’s, and they should. The most eastern city in North America has a lot to offer. So I’ve put together my top recommendations of things to do while you’re in town to help you create that bucket list.
What could make your Atlantic Canada staycation more memorable than staying somewhere truly unique? How would you like to sleep in a lighthouse? Or maybe in a boat? Maybe a tiny house is more your fancy? How about booking a night in a barn? You can do all of that in Atlantic Canada!
If you only have limited time in Newfoundland but still want to experience as much as you can, then head to Twillingate. The communities spread out over the New World Islands are like Newfoundland condensed. They have breathtaking coastal landscapes, icebergs, whales, fishing, theatre, hiking, good food, and even a new craft brewery. Really, what more could you want?
Newfoundland might be a bit late to the microbrewery game but we’re starting to catch up in a big and tasty way. While our oldest brewery opened in 1996, it didn’t have a lot of company until 2008. Now we have 19 breweries right across the province.