Out There Newfoundland & Labrador  
Newfoundland and Labrador have an air of mystery and a wealth of wilderness. Newfoundland is an island located at the eastern most point of Canada. Labrador is located on Canada's main land and is accessed by ferry from northern Newfoundland.  
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  From Newfoundland's western highlands and east coast lowlands the landscape is comprised of towering mountains, precipitous fjords, deep glacial lakes, coastal bogs, and cliffs sculpted by the waves. On the east coast you can experience the awesome power of the open ocean and a rugged shore that begs to be explored. In the west, you're confronted with the remnants of the ancient Appalachian Mountains. Between, you'll find the rolling forested hills, bogs and ponds that are so typical of the island. There is significant history here.
In your travels you'll learn about the death of an ancient ocean and the collision of continents as recorded in the rocks of Gros Morns National park. For those looking for vast stretches of still uninhabited wilderness, really broaden your horizons by taking some time to visit the natural wonders of Labrador.  
One of Newfoundland's many commercial fishing boats
  From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland and Labrador provide habitats for an array of flora and fauna. There's a wealth of different species including woodland caribou, the extraordinary arctic hare, and birds such as the murre, gannet, razorbill, storm-petrel and puffin. Of course you'll also find endless variety of fish, sea mammals, amphibians and bryophytes, along with unique trees, flowers, and ferns. This vast array of life is due to the unique mixture of temperate, boreal, and arctic conditions, a special blend of land and sea.
A view of Port Aux Basques
from the ferry to Sydney
  Newfoundland and Labrador are fantastic for bird lovers. There are more than 300 different species. Just 30 km south of St. John's is the largest Atlantic Puffin colony in North America. Throughout the province there are a number of other spectacular colonies, with numbers that boggle the mind. Some of them can be accessed by sea kayak.
  Or you might come to paddle past the ice bergs of Newfoundland and Labrador. These 10,000 year old crystal spires made of glacial ice from pure clean water are beautifully white with a band of bluey green where the berg meets the sea. The largest of these castles of ice can weigh up to a million tons.
If you would rather sea kayak with the whales, Newfoundland and Labrador have twenty-two species, the majestic humpback being one of the most famous. You might see one breach, lifting its 36 tons right out of the water. Or you may find yourself paddling with the dolphins and porpoises that live on the coastline.
  If you're a paddler of a different persuasion, Newfoundland has a lot of opportunities, many of them undeveloped. The Bay du Nord in the east and the Main in the west offer wild water for canoeists and kayakers. There are also dozens of extended canoe routes on rivers such as the Terra Nova, Humber and Little Mecatina River, which, unlike its name implies, is almost 350 km in length.
  You might want to try hiking and backpacking through the beautiful coastal trails of Terra Nova National Park where the ocean's mist gives way to vast carpets of multi-colored lichen and moss far too beautiful to ever step on. Or if you really want a challenge (experts only) try the Long Range Traverse in the Long Range mountains. You'll be rewarded with some of the most beautiful scenery in north America.
  This rugged land is by definition ideal for mountain biking and you won't be disappointed if you brought your bike. Some of the best trails are located near Corner Brooke in the Western Newfoundland Model Forest. If you're visiting St. John's, you will find a lot of opportunities on the Avalon Peninsula.
  Newfoundland and Labrador have something to offer every type of backcountry traveler. Whether you're using the services of a guide or embarking on your adventure solo, your craving for a piece of wilderness will be satisfied in this place they fondly call the "Rock"
  Adventure Sports In Newfoundland


Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be very new to some you. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and later when you have reached your destination.


  Purchase Newfoundland & Labrador Books Online
  Features & Articles
  Dancing With Whales
  by Joan Eyolfson Cadham
  Gros Morne National Park
  Terra Nova National Park
  Mountain Biking
  Nordic Skiing
  Sea Kayaking
  Land & Water
  National Parks
  Provincial Parks
  Land & Water
  Heritage Rivers
  Bike Rentals
  Bike Shops
  Gear Rental
  Gear Mfg.
  Maps & Charts
  Outdoor Assoc.
  Outdoor Clubs
  Outdoor Events
  Outdoor Festivals
  Outdoor Retailers
  Outdoor Schools
  Rock Gyms
  Cities & Towns
  Air Charters
  Airlines - Canada
  Banks & Trusts
  Chamber of Com.
  Subways & Rail
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