The Iceberg Festival: A Celebration Of Newfoundland’s Northern Most Reaches

The Town of St. Anthony (population 2,418) is a splendid coastal seaport situated on the northern most reaches of the great northern peninsula. It is one of those few exceptional places on earth that truly transcends hype.

Labrador aside, St. Anthony arguably delivers the finest vantage point in all of NL for iceberg exploration. Each year thousands of these stunning beasts break away from Greenland’s glaciers and are carried along our coastline by the Labrador current.

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Even the two Newfs Sebastian and Nieves cannot help but take to the water to get in on the action. Being web footed ocean swimmers doesn’t hurt. Just another day on the water for these gentle giants.

When touring the region, be sure to spend some quality time with them at the Dark Tickle Company. Learn about these amazing animals. We are so proud to call this breed our provincial dog.

on a sunny, calm summer day in a boat, 2 Newfoundland dogs off the coast of Great Northern Peninsula in Canada with coastline in the background

To coincide with the annual migration of icebergs, St. Anthony celebrates their Iceberg Festival every June. But don’t let its name fool you, while icebergs are the focal point, this event also offers plenty of other authentic, enriching activities.

Here are but a few:

They Are The Stars Of The Show, So Why Not Visit Icebergs 

Learn The Ancient Art Of Brikkevev, Viking Age Tablet Weaving 

an educational, historical and enriching cultural travel experience watching a viking women demonstrate The Ancient Art Of Brikkevev, Age Tablet Weaving at Norstead Viking Village, L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Explore The Wild Berries Of Newfoundland’s Pristine Barrens 

Learn about the dark tickle products (including jams, syrups, spreads, teas and chutneys) that are made from these hand-picked unique berries and witness the transformation process first hand at the award winning and world’s only wild berry économusée.

berry tour with black tickle company to the Newfoundland barrens

This Is Also The Land (So To Speak) Of Whales, So A Thrilling Whale Tour  Is A MusT

a thrilling eco adventure holiday experience whale watching with Northland Discovery Tours on boat off of St. Anthony, NL Canada

Indulge In The Finest And Freshest Seafood In The World — At Every Turn

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Kick Up Your Heels At a Mummers Kitchen Party 

Mummering is a long standing folk tradition of dressing up in disguises. No worries if you are shy, it’s not mandatory to dress up to attend the festivities.

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Go Ocean Kayaking For Spectacular Up-Close Encounters 

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Hike, THis is A Wonderful Destination For Recreational Travel

Hike the iceberg alley boardwalk trail, an easy 30 minute jaunt along the edge of Fishing Point Park (Atlantic Ocean). This is an excellent spot to view icebergs.

a healthy and adventurous vacation option on a sunny summer day looking at a iceberg from along hike in St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Attend A Local Beer And Wine Tasting Event And Sample Beverages Made From Iceberg Water And Local Berries

Visit A Hooked Rug Exhibit and gain An Appreciation For This Proud Craft Tradition 

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Attend An Iceberg Art Exhibit Which Showcases Our Provinces Exceptional Talent

Various mediums will be on display including metal, oil, watercolor, textiles, lino-cuts, rug hooked mats, pewter, prints, and photographs. Artists featuring works include Christine Koch, Brenda McClellan, Sylvia Bendzsa, Gerald Squires, Derek Peddle, Lewis Greenland, Jeanne Foulds, Ray Cox, Brenda Rowe, Janet Davis, Albert Biles and Bill Bartlett.

Attend An Iceberg Sculpting Workshop And Be Inspired By The Delicate Crafting Process

a wellness, family travel experience viewing Iceberg sculpture at st. anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada of a man with a parka

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