Newfoundland and Labrador is your premium adventure destination. It is quite euphoric, even primitive being situated on the most eastern edge of North America, a certain spirituality amidst our lands and seas.
Here you will witness stunning, pristine natural habitats and one of the last remaining wilderness bastions on the planet. With the North Atlantic Ocean lapping at our doorsteps, we are home to Iceberg Alley, one of the best spots on the planet for viewing these 10,000-year-old frosty giants.
Our climate and location also sustain a diverse wildlife and rich ecosystem. Just off our coast, the cool Labrador Current and warm Gulf Stream converge to create an abundance of marine life which attracts thousands of whales (22 species) and 35 million seabirds (including gannets, kittiwakes, puffins, falcons, hawks, and bald eagles).
Our vast landscape is equally breathtaking and varied including 29,000 km (18,020 miles) of rugged coastline, arctic tundra, majestic mountains, massive wetlands and lakes and lush boreal forests. We are home to four National Parks, 18 wilderness and ecological reserves, and breathtaking botanical gardens.
Scientists and rock hounds the world over are also drawn to NL’s ancient, world-class geology and ecology. With early life formation (dating between 500 million and 1.2 billion years ago), 3.9 billion-year-old rocks – some of the oldest on earth, continental fault lines, exotic plant species and ancient seas, why wouldn’t they?
NL is quickly establishing itself as Canada’s next great winter destination too. Our region is a true wonderland, receiving an over-abundance of the white stuff (average snowfalls of 16 feet in some areas). Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike are increasingly availing themselves of our marvelous ski slopes and burgeoning winter festival scene.
In NL, countless exhilarating activities abound for your physical rush and educational engagement!