Long Point Lighthouse, Twillingate, Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador

Home to the Inuit and their predecessors for thousands of years, you can experience their culture and hospitality along with the humour and storytelling.

Labrador and Newfoundland is sparsely populated with 181,000 people, a third of the population, living in the capital St Johns, offering a huge diversity of scenery from Arctic Tundra, mountains, and fjords to quaint fishing villages.

The Torgnat Mountains National park offers nearly 10,000 square kilometres of wilderness with no roads and no signs telling you where to go or what to see, just acres of space to explore. Polar Bears inhabit the northern regions and you can encounter black bears and moose as you head further south. You can be assured of a warm welcome, a good yarn and some great music and it’s closer than you think.


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Humpback Whale, Caribbean Sea

Snorkel with Humpbacks

Grab a wetsuit, put on some fins and pop on a mask before jumping in for an incredible snorkeling adventure with humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Iceberg, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Eastern Canada

Private Dinner at Sea

Head out on a culinary adventure atop the waters off Newfoundland in a privately chartered boat, feasting on local and seasonal produce en route to scenic Bell Island.

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Classic Boat, Newfoundland, Eastern Canada

Boat Building in St. John’s

Get stuck in and partake in the construction of a classic Newfoundland wooden rodney boat, which are used by the locals for fishing and exploring the coastline.

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Bell Island, Newfoundland, Eastern Canada

Bell Island with a Paleontologist

Spend a day at sea during a private zodiac adventure to Bell Island, exploring its sea caves, sea life and century old fossils in the company of an expert paleontologist.

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Wine Tasting, Newfoundland, Eastern Canada

Finer Things Food Tour

Hop between Gros Morne’s top rated restaurants, sampling their selections of fresh seafood, garden herbs and handpicked berries while sipping carefully paired wines.

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Fogo Head Trail boardwalk, Newfoundland, Canada

Visit the ‘Corner of the World’

Visit Fogo Island believed to be one of the “corners of the world” according to the Flat Earth Society.

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L'Anse aux Meadows

Visit Viking Settlements

Visit L’Anse aux Meadows and join an interpretative tour that focuses on its archaeological significance in the history of human migrations and the Viking influence. Perhaps listen to harrowing tales told by storytellers while sitting around a fire in an authentic sod building.

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St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Self-Drive Journey in Newfoundland

Buckle up for a leisurely self-drive journey around Newfoundland, renowned for its collection of diverse landscapes and fascinating Viking history.

11 days

from £2,860 pp

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Humpback Whale, Canadian Arctic
Canadian Arctic

Sail Greenland, Newfoundland & Labrador

Showcasing the awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating culture and endemic wildlife of Greenland and Canada’s historic Newfoundland, this cruise covers over 2,200 nautical miles and travels between dramatic fjords, snow-capped mountains, ice-berg strewn waters and wild stretches of beaches.

14 days

from £8,195 pp

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Artisan Inn £££££

  • Canada
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Positioned in the heart of a quaint and historic outport town in Newfoundland, Artisan Inn and its self-catering homes are dotted throughout colourful and idyllic Trinity. Having welcomed guests for more than 25 years, the innkeepers pride themselves on unveiling the history and culture of the community. The seven comfortable rooms are split between three buildings and are decorated simply, with frills and design flairs kept to a minimum. Meanwhile the three self-catering homes, Blueberry Cottage, Nathaniel House and Admiral’s Lookout, can accommodate families and groups of up to eight and are much more stylish, with details like private decks, barbeques and coffee machines.

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Quirpon Lighthouse Inn £££££

  • Canada
  • Unusual

A truly special island escape set within a 1922 light-keeper’s home, Quirpon Lighthouse Inn (pronounced kar-poon) is a fully restored property that offers ten quaint rooms at the base of a still functional lighthouse. The Registered Heritage Building is a four-star property that is reachable by zodiac boat transfer, an exhilarating testament to its remoteness. Expect home-cooked breakfasts and dinners served at a table for fourteen, staff with wonderful senses of humour, and simple but cosy accommodations.

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The Old Salt Box Co £££££

  • Canada
  • Beach and Island Escapes

A collection of eight completely restored homes along Newfoundland and Labrador’s dramatic Atlantic coast, The Old Salt Box Co. properties are located throughout the likes of Fogo Island and Twillingate. Set against quaint fishing villages, iceberg-packed oceans, rugged cliffs and lighthouses, the homes are available throughout the entire year (including the snow-covered winter season). Despite their old-world appearance, each property boasts a signature picture window, fresh contemporary furnishings, modern appliances, and authentic cast iron antique bathtubs. What’s more, there is plenty to keep you entertained, from theatres and museums to beaches and trails.

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Fogo Island Inn £££££

  • Canada
  • Unusual

A contemporary retreat that is perched on a craggy outcrop of Fogo Island off Newfoundland’s dramatic shoreline, Fogo Island Inn combines contemporary luxury with all that is traditional of the North Atlantic. Teetering on the edge, supported by flamingo-like stilts that look like they could barely withstand the tiniest splash from the Atlantic Ocean, Fogo Island Inn is a high-end property that offers 29 rooms, each individually designed with crafted woods, hand-sewn quilts and artful wallpaper that reflect the island’s old traditions.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Bird

Watching bears interacting without any care of his presence was fascinating for Paul, and being a privileged onlooker in their natural habitat created a lifelong fascination with Canada.

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Sue Grimwood

Sue has a passion for polar bears and has seen more than most people can dream about. She has canoed down the Yukon river encountering grizzly bears and moose, walked with polar bears in Manitoba, paddled with belugas in Nunavut, explored the ancient sites of the Inuit and sailed the coastlines of Labrador and Nova Scotia.

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Roxy Dukes

Roxy’s love for Canada is limitless and she has returned on an almost yearly basis since her first visit as a child. From hiking the high alpine trails, riding with local cowboys to kayaking with humpbacks, she has likely been there and done it.

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