Travel Planning
Newfoundland and Labrador
Travel Planning
Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador at a Glance

The wild and remote province of Newfoundland and Labrador sits at the eastern most edge of North America. Labrador is the remote land to the north and Newfoundland is an island popularly referred to as "The Rock." The eastern shore of Newfoundland welcomes the most tourists each year. Historic fishing villages and a network of popular hiking trails form the basis of things to see and do. Western and inland Newfoundland are a bit wilder with foreboding sea-side cliffs and a smattering of ski resorts.

Hiking trails in Newfoundland vary from short walks to multi-day treks. Climb up and over majestic headlands and view whales rising out at sea. Rocky shoreline trails are often the most challenging and hikers see everything from WWII shipwrecks to flocks of seabirds. Further inland, hike through dense, wooded forests. Ski areas offer plenty of powder here in the wintertime.

Newfoundland's fishing villages are another thing to check out. Stop in for supplies, find a whale watching company or rent a kayak. Fresh seafood, lighthouses and historic sights round out your trip to Newfoundland.

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Popular Places
  • St. John's, Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport St. John's International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Newfoundland sees snowy, icy winters. Be prepared for winter driving as well as flight delays during bad storms. 

Safety Concerns Use common sense safety precautions to protect yourself from crime. Stay in well-lit areas at night and avoid flashing cash, electronics and expensive phones. Stay safe in remote areas by carrying gas, water, blankets and a flashlight in your car.

Health Concerns Newfoundland's cities and towns have clean drinking water. Use a water purifier, or boil your water if you drink from rivers, streams or lakes.

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