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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, 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.

St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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. Navigate Canada‘s sparsely populated region in search of its warm hospitality and incredible wildlife, embarking on whale-watching expeditions, floating Iceberg Alley and discovering artefacts dating to 1000 AD.

11 days

from £2,485 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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Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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We had a truly amazing trip and everything was so very well planned by Paul - this trip will be hard to beat.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

As always, Paul married his knowledge with our preferences which resulted in a superb trip.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

Not only is Steppes an excellent organisation, but the friendliness, great advice and superb attention to detail provided by Paul meant that we had a seamless booking experience and a wonderful trip to Canada.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Paul

Roxy was FANTASTIC at recommending the best place and season to go to see bears in Canada. We saw 47 in total, and 3 of these were up close and personal. Roxy was very professional and helpful, especially when my friends circumstances changed.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Roxy

I could not have wished for a better and more efficient itinerary in terms of both the destinations we visited and how the timing coincided. Plus, the communication from Roxy was excellent throughout.

Destination: Canada
Travel Expert: Roxy

Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

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