Whether you're planning an upbeat city break or an off-the-beaten-track adventure, Newfoundland and Labrador delivers with its vibrant cities, stunning scenery and Canadian charm. You can dine out at swank restaurants in St. John’s, discover ancient Viking villages and explore some of Canada's wildest national parks.
Things to do in Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s is the beating heart of Newfoundland and Labrador, offering upscale dining and a vibrant live music scene. Bite into the province's flourishing foodie culture at Merchant Tavern, a chic restaurant housed in an elegant former bank. Save your appetite for sumptuous seafood stews, grilled local lamb sausages, house-smoked bacon and an inspired wine list.
Adventure seekers will find it hard to resist the call of Gros Morne National Park. It's set on the Gulf of St Lawrence and boasts towering sea cliffs, thundering waterfalls and dramatic glacial fjords. You can work up a sweat on over 100 kilometres of trails, including the spectacular Green Gardens hike.
The L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site offers a glimpse at the province's Viking heritage. It was founded by Norse explorer Leif Eriksson in AD 1000 and quickly became one of North America's first major European settlements. Peer into traditional peat-turf houses, stroll along the grassy clifftops and learn about life in the 11th century.
25 kilometres off the coast of the Burin Peninsula, the islands of St-Pierre and Miquelon will transport you straight to France. Both are owned by the French Republic and are dotted with artisan patisseries, historic architecture and scenic walking trails.
Getting around Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's is easy to get around on foot, while local buses and taxis are also available. Rental cars are the best way to explore Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's International Airport offers flights to cities across Canada and the United States.