Travelzoo Tips: Newfoundland and Labrador
We asked our members to share the must-see places in their own communities. Here are their tips for Newfoundland and Labrador.
See the seabirds at Cape Saint Mary's Ecological Reserve
"My favourite travel find is the Cape Saint Mary’s Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland. I was a bit nervous that my 16-year-old son would find it boring, but everyone loved it. Even without the 30,000 nesting pairs of Gannet sea birds, the views here were breathtaking. The whole area was very peaceful and less crowded or touristy than other areas. It is a two-hour drive from St. John’s through pretty landscape, then a very pleasant 1 km. walk to ‘bird rock’ (pictured), where you can sit at the edge of the cliff watching the birds nest, preen, court and fish. Truly amazing!"-- Lara Barlow, Travelzoo Country Manager, Canada
See whales and icebergs at the same time in Newfoundland and Labrador
“Most people think July and August is the best time to go to Newfoundland and Labrador. However, if you want to see whales and icebergs at the same time, then June is actually the best time. Sea kayaking will allow you to get up close and personal with whales and be able to touch an iceberg! After June the icebergs start to float elsewhere. There is no place like Newfoundland and Labrador on earth.” -- Travelzoo staffer Tatia Cashman
Walk The Battery in St. John’s, Nfld.
In his guest blog, Jim Byers tells us about this must-see seaside neighbourhood.
Make the Most of Gros Morne National Park, NFLD
In her guest blog, Parm Parmar of Planet Blue Adventure shares advice on a trip to this stunning site.
See L’anse aux Meadows, Nfld.
"You can walk in the footsteps of Viking settlers from bygone years at this important archaeological site, discovered in 1960. There is a Viking Village with interactive characters and re-enactments for the whole family." -- Member Kiera
Hike Newfoundland's East Coast Trail
"I do this hike every year. It's world-class and always a beautiful adventure." -- Travelzoo member Elaine
Visit The Wooden Boat Museum in Winterton, N.L.
"The museum is a step back in time to when small boats were essential to the people of Newfoundland. It also offers summer workshops on-site for dory building." -- Travelzoo member Ann