From the Irish Loop to Marble Mountain, Newfoundland is a Land of Beauty and History
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is twice the size of the United Kingdom and almost has the same area (approximately 112,000 km2) as the provinces of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick combined (133,850 km2). Getting to know the province could take a lifetime, so it is wise to plan where you visit ahead of time. Why not experience a diverse sample of what the province has to offer? Plan a journey along the 29,000-km coastline and see some of my favourite places to visit in Newfoundland.
There are so many places to visit in Newfoundland, from the traditional fishing communities of Fogo Island to quaint coastal towns like Twillingate—the Iceberg Capital of the world, where you can enjoy whale watching, hiking, and boat tours.
Some historic places to visit in Newfoundland include the city of St. John’s and the small town of Trinity. The former is one of National Geographic’s top ten seaside places to visit. It is the oldest and most easterly city in North America, and is full of culture, history, and friendly people. Trinity is home to beautifully-restored fishing rooms and saltbox houses, museums, old cemeteries, art galleries, churches, and historic merchant buildings preserved from the 18th century, making it a must-see place to visit in Newfoundland.
If outdoor adventure is what calls to you, then come to the small city of Corner Brook. Ideally located in the Bay of Islands at the mouth of the Humber River, Corner Brook is a seven-kilometre drive from the site of your next great adventure—Marble Mountain, Newfoundland.
Marble Mountain, Newfoundland, is home to many wonderful summer and winter activities. As one of the most exciting places to visit in Newfoundland, Marble Mountain the place to go for thrilling zip lining.
If you’re looking for a resettled island experience, step back in time and experience Newfoundland as it once was. Put Woody Island in Placentia Bay on your list of places to visit in Newfoundland. A 40-minute boat ride takes you to the quaint island, which was resettled in the 1970s.
If you are looking to experience the influence of the Irish, travel to the Irish Loop on the southern shore of Newfoundland. This scenic and historic drive starts at St. John’s, heading south on Route 10 into the heart of Irish Newfoundland, to communities such as Witless Bay, Bay Bulls, Ferryland, and Cape Broyle!
Park yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park, and see for yourself the geological and visual wonder of the park. Being the second largest National Park in eastern Canada, Gros Morne covers about 1,805 km2 of western Newfoundland and is the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures that are second to none!
No matter where you travel in Newfoundland, there’s something unique around every corner!