Discover the Rugged Grandeur of Newfoundland and Labrador
At the very edge of the continent, half an hour off kilter with the rest of North America, there’s an expectation of the unexpected. With a reputation for being friendly, welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, it’s no wonder Maclean’s magazine thinks Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the friendliest cultures in the world… even the animals have a great sense of humour. Join Craig Travel as we discover the quaint villages, friendly people and rugged landscapes of Canada’s most easterly province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is a place to see and appreciate nature in all of its glory. Dramatic coastlines, sweeping barrens, thick boreal forests, and ancient rock formations surround you at every turn. We will visit the Gros Morne National Park which has one of the highest concentrations of moose in the world. We’ll spend plenty of time at this UNESCO World Heritage site, taking a hike along the Viking Trail and a water shuttle across Bonne Bay to learn more about the region’s unique geology. Prepare to breathe deeply, clear your mind, close your eyes and fill your lungs with the fresh air.
The living landscape of this coastal province is teeming with seabirds, moose, caribou, and rich marine life. During our tour of the region we’ll have the opportunity to view thousands of nesting Atlantic Puffins, Murres and other seabirds at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. Whale sightings are also a possibility at Witless Bay, as it’s home to many Humpback, Minke and Fin whales during the summer months. Beyond the wildlife, we’ll also discover Labrador’s whaling past during the 1500’s and learn from the locals about the fishing techniques that have allowed these small villages that line the coasts to thrive for hundreds of years.
Beyond its sensational scenery, Newfoundland and Labrador is also known for its warm and welcoming residents. Here is where the stories, tales and traditions are filled with old-world charm, imbued by Irish, English, French, and First Nations influences. Listen for more varieties of English spoken than anywhere else in the world. With accents deeply rooted in western England and southern Ireland, the multitude of dialects and traditions that have long since evolved in other countries remain preserved here. To get a quick sense of what the local dialect is like, enjoy these fun language lessons which prove to be an oratorical jaunt like you’ve never heard before. There’s no better way to soak it all in than authentic encounters and learning experiences with the colourful characters you’ll encounter.
Are you looking to add the East Coast to your travel plans this summer? Plan your Newfoundland and Labrador adventure with Craig Travel and save $100* per person if you book your spaces before March 31, 2020. But don’t wait too long – this journey sells out every year! Contact one of our Tour Specialists and make this your year to discover the rugged grandeur of the East Coast! Or call us at 1-800-387-8890 for more information.