ECO-ADVENTURE

 

“Thrilling Air, Land & Sea Exploration Amid The Mighty North Atlantic”

Newfoundland and Labrador has long established itself as a preeminent eco-adventure destination. For outdoor enthusiasts, our rugged beauty, quaint, pristine environment, vast wilds and extensive coastline, is the ideal jumping off point (no pun intended) to immerse yourself in exhilarating eco-adventure travel experiences.

Sea wreck diving, fjord hiking, dog sledding, hunting, alpine skiing, fresh or saltwater fishing, whale watching, white water rafting and ocean kayaking are but a few of the countless adventure activities for you to take in.

It is quite magical, even primitive situated on the most eastern edge of North America in the remote North Atlantic Ocean. A certain spirituality with our surrounding lands and seas.

Here visitors 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 for viewing 15,000-year-old frosty giants.

Our climate and location also support a diverse wildlife and rich ecosystem. Just off the coast, the cool Labrador Current and warm Gulf Stream meet to create an abundance of marine life. In turn, attracting 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 diverse including 29,000 km (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 our 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. The region is a true winter wonderland, receiving plenty of the white stuff (average snowfalls of 16 feet in some areas). Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike are increasingly taking advantage of our marvellous ski slopes and winter festival scene.

In NL, endless thrilling experiences exist for your engagement and physical rush.

  • At Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Man and women crouching down and touching the rock

seeking cultural connection? visit our living heritage