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Things to do in Newfoundland

March 28, 2007
  I have been researching what to do when we visit Newfoundland.  Here are some suggestions from Wildland Tours;


  • Canoe the Gander River (if you’re experienced) or else take a trip with a Gander River man on a world-famous Gander River boat. 
  • Go windsurfing — we have some of the world’s best conditions and most fabulous sites. 
  • Try salmon, trout, or char fishing. If it’s good enough for George Bush and Lee Wulfe, it’s good enough for anyone! 
  • Stand on the most easterly point of land in North America. 
  • Visit some of the world’s most prominent geological spectacles at Gros Morne National Park. 
  • View caribou, puffins, gannets, and whales with Wildland Tours.


  • See the only authenticated Viking landfall in North America. 
  • View runes said to be left by St. Brendan 200 years before the Vikings. 
  • Get screeched in (ask a local what this means)! 
  • Catch some of our exciting nightlife. The bands and pubs of George Street in St. John’s draw partiers from New Orleans! 
  • Check out the Labrador 400 dogsled race. 
  • Check out unique local crafts at some of our great local gift stores. 
  • Visit the Exploits Salmon Festival in Grand Falls or watch leaping salmon at Big Falls, Rocky River, or one of a dozen other great salmon rivers. 
  • Pick bakeapples, partridgeberries, and blueberries — check them out in local jams, wines, and desserts 
  • Find a Newfoundland pony — North America’s only descendent of the Westmoreland horse. 


  • Have your picture taken with a Newfoundland dog. 
  • Sail around an iceberg while sipping Iceberg Vodka chilled by a bergy bit. 
  • Watch a moose — but don’t hit one on our roads! 
  • Check out Dorset and Maritime Archaic sites. 
  • Travel to Mistaken Point with its accessible fossil beds. 
  • Check out the local music scene — the most dynamic in Canada. 
  • Breathe the freshest air in the world. 
  • Enjoy the colours of the Northern Lights — captured in Labradorite. 
  • Relax!

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