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What to Know About Visiting Newfoundland

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jun 22, 2022

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Newfoundland often slips under the radar of many travelers and family travelers, but it is a destination that should not be missed. Visitors to this large island off the eastern shore of Canada find themselves immersed in one of travel’s last frontiers — a place of rugged wilderness, unspoiled natural beauty and a host of incredible wildlife. If you are looking for the ultimate travel adventure, read on to learn what you need to know to plan the perfect adventure.


For the best time to visit Newfoundland, plan your vacation for summer or fall, with the months of June through August offering the warmest temperatures and the least amount of rain, and the months from September through November offering the best prices.


Getting there is easy. You can make Newfoundland part of your road-trip adventure and reach your destination by car via ferry from Nova Scotia or Labrador, or you can choose a more direct route and fly. Newfoundland features three large airports that receive regular flights from places like Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton/Calgary and London. Once there, having a car is most ideal due to the island’s large size and long distances between cities and attractions. Be sure to rent a car upon arrival if you travel by plane.


The predominant language spoken in Newfoundland is English, so communication will be easy if English is your native tongue. You will, however, note a unique twist with local pronunciations and colloquial expressions that make Newfoundland even more endearing.


Once you have arrived and settled in, you will quickly realize why visitors to this island, affectionately known as The Rock, instantly fall in love and return time and again. From whale watching and birdwatching to camping, hiking and kayaking, nature is a part of life in Newfoundland. Galleries, museums and festivals ensure there is always plenty to do, while the welcoming locals and their delicious cuisine make you feel right at home in this beautiful destination.


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