Places to Go
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is almost one-and-three-quarter times the size of the country of Great Britain, as large as Japan, and more than three times the size of the Maritime Provinces combined. In fact, if Newfoundland and Labrador was one of the United States, it would rank fourth in size behind Alaska, Texas and California.
The province covers more than 400, 000 square kilometres of land ranging from barren rock to lush farmland, forests, mountains and fjords.
Here you'll find hundreds of towns and outports, thousands of guts, coves and bays, and headlands and treelands organized into five regions to help you better plan your journey.
St. John's – the capital ‒ is the oldest community in North America. It's closer to Greenland than to New York, and closer to Ireland than to Chicago (in more ways than one). It's a bold and vibrant place where creativity and spirit has a way of spilling out onto the streets and where the old and new coexist in harmony.
Then there are scenic, rural outport communities that often make you feel as if you're stepping back in time when you discover them. There are also places of astounding, raw, unspoiled natural beauty, like the areas included in our national parks: Gros Morne National Park, Torngat Mountains National Park and Terra Nova National Park. And all along the way, throughout the unique and diverse places you'll visit, is an ever-pervading sense of our past. For it surrounds you here in Newfoundland and Labrador, waiting to be further explored at our many historic sites.
Visit unforgettable locations that will stay with you long after you leave.