Welcome To Newfoundland and Labrador Where Nature Lives
Newfoundland and Labrador is a northern province that is located along the eastern coastline of Canada. Although a bit smaller than the State of California, together they are inhabited by an even smaller population of just half a million people. Not enough "elbow room" you may ask. Well, one third of that population lives in the capital of St John.
The geology of Newfoundland and Labrador is unique on our planet. To site one example, the Torngat National Park represents the best of nature's mountains, valleys and its wild life. This being polar bear country, hikers and campers should take notice. The Park Authority of Canada highly recommends hiring an Inuit, nature guide. Before entering the park there is a visitor center where visitors will get a safety briefing and other important information to insure a safe visit to the park.
With help from mother nature a temperate marine climate maintains a more amiable enviroment. During the summer the average temperature hovers near 61 degrees Fahrenheit with spikes up to a comfortable 77 degrees. Even in winter the temperature is around 32 degrees.
Meanwhile back at the big city of St John the down-town streets bustle with activity. Especially the George Street Festival ( in August ) when there are concerts of different music and the pubs and restaurants are busy with with people just having a good time.
Another must- see is the first European settlement in North America built ,of course by the Vikings. If you have time for more adventure, another visitor favorite is Iceberg Alley at the northern tip of Newfoundland where you can watch the icebergs and killer whales and humpback whales in the comfort of of the authentically restored Lighthouse Inn and enjoying food and drink.
Although I need to short this article, I need to say, there may be not better place to taste food from the sea and other traditional food. Don't let me forget the bounty of fresh lobster, cod, halibut, salmon, trout, mussels, scallops and shrimp. Ask the locals, they will recommend Chess Fish and Chips started in the 1950's chessfishandchips.ca
As the saying goes up here " This mornings catch is tonight's dinner ". How fresh is that and if you want something different try a Moose Burger. So come on up and have the time of your life !!!