“Thrilling Exploration Amid The Mighty North Atlantic”
Newfoundland and Labrador is a preeminent eco-adventure destination. For outdoor enthusiasts, NL’s rugged beauty, quaint, pristine environment, vast wilds, and extensive coastline is the ideal jumping off point (no pun intended) to immerse oneself in exhilarating experiences.
NL is quite magical, even primitive, situated on the most eastern edge of North America in the remote North Atlantic, a certain spirituality with its surrounding lands and seas. Here you will witness one of the last remaining wilderness regions on earth. With the ocean at its doorstep, NL is home to ‘Iceberg Alley’, one of the best spots on the planet to view these 15,000-year-old frosty giants.
NL’s climate and location also support a diverse wildlife and rich ecosystem. Just off its coast, the cool Labrador Current and warm Gulf Stream meet to create an abundance of marine life, which in turn, attract thousands of whales (22 species) and 35 million seabirds (including gannets, kittiwakes, puffins, falcons, hawks, and bald eagles).
NL’s landscape is equally breathtaking and diverse with 29,000 kilometers (18,020 miles) of rugged coastline, as well as, arctic tundra, majestic mountains, massive wetlands and lakes, and lush boreal forest. NL is also home to four National Parks, four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 18 wilderness and ecological reserves.
Scientists and rock hounds the world over are also drawn to NL’s ancient, world-class geology and ecology which includes scientific and technologically advanced approaches to sustainability and wildlife, early life formation (dating between 500 million and 1.2 billion years ago), as well as, 3.9 billion-year-old rocks (some of the oldest on earth), not to forget continental fault lines, exotic plant species, and ancient seas.
NL is quickly establishing itself as Canada’s next great winter destination too. This region is a true winter wonderland, receiving plenty of the white stuff (average snowfalls of 16 feet in some areas). Visitors are increasingly taking advantage of NL’s marvellous ski slopes and burgeoning winter festival scene.
With sea wreck diving, fjord hiking, dog sledding, hunting, alpine skiing, fresh or saltwater fishing, whale watching, white water rafting, and ocean kayaking, just to name a few, there are endless thrilling experiences to take part in on your NL adventure travels.