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  • If you’re planning to visit us this summer, remember to call now (if you haven’t already!) to ensure any car rental, ferry bookings and accommodation. That way, your only responsibility upon arriving will be to have the most relaxing time possible…

  • The province of Newfoundland and Labrador teems with culinary traditions from the sea and the land...

  • When the last of the pack ice disappears and St. John’s harbour readies itself for summer traffic, one might be lucky enough to see an iceberg making its way behind the ships. The glaciers begin their parade down “iceberg alley” each April, slow moving and stately like German opera singers. It’s a kind of magic, spotting one.

  • "You want to know why I am the way I am?" Zita Cobb asked. She’s a slender woman in her early 50s, with close cropped hair that gives her a certain iron-pixie mien. She has the distinct composure one often finds in people who’ve done well in the business world, brisk good humor layered over a fierce intensity.

  • Three spots in Newfoundland are finalists in a Canada-wide “great places” competition.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador is not a quick trip. But in the past few years, the brand seems to be everywhere, beckoning travellers to spend the time and money it takes to visit the province. That’s thanks to a consistent campaign of cinematic TV ads showcasing the province’s scenery and charming nature. For courting tourism in a down market, the campaign has won the Grand Prix at the 2012 edition of CASSIES, which award the best in Canadian advertising.

  • Still relatively unknown as a tourism destination, Newfoundland and Labrador is a treasury of fascinating history, scenery, great seafood, ghostly “happenings”, traditional music and friendly people.

    But this is where the North American day dawns first.

  • An oversized bra worn over a plaid shirt with a flowing skirt, a face-shielding lace doily, a floppy hat and an ugly stick. That’s a fairly standard costume for the wild and wonderful Yuletide tradition called mummering...

  • Once a home base for commercial whalers, the Canadian province is now a popular locale for spotting the massive creatures...

  • A dramatic community project is transforming a windswept island of fishermen off Canada's Newfoundland coast into a cutting edge artists' haven

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism’s 48 Half-Hours contest to give away 48 free flights in partnership with WestJet wrapped yesterday with an incredible 900,000 entries from across Canada. The contest, hosted exclusively on Facebook, generated more than 620 entries per minute.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism and WestJet have paired up to give Canadian residents the chance to win 48 free round-trip flights to Newfoundland and Labrador in just 48 half hours (that's 24 hours to some folks), starting at noon (NDT) today (10:30 AM Eastern). You can enter to win as many times as you like, each and every half hour!

  • Mark your calendars and set your watches to the half hour.  On June 22, at 12:00 PM NDT (10:30 AM EDT), Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism is pairing up with WestJet to launch a major travel contest.

  • Enjoy a parade, live music, plenty of food, and endless fun. Running from July 25th to July 31st, the Fish, Fun and Folk Festival is something you won’t want to miss. Check out the link for more details.

  • Parks Canada is celebrating it’s groundbreaking 100-year anniversary this summer and there will be special events to mark the occassion at the various historic and scenic sites across Newfoundland and Labrador. That means lots of interesting things to see and do, all summer long, at some of the most beautiful and fascinating areas in the province. Read on for event info... 

  • Forget about cod. Newfoundland’s remote Fogo Island is laying the foundation to become an international design and art destination.

  • Fogo Island's incredible Long Studio has been short listed for Building of the Year by ArchDaily.com, the most visited architecture website in the world. This is huge, and the Long Studio needs even more votes to take the big prize, so follow the link on the next page and help put Fogo, NL and Canada on the map. You never know, you might win too. There's an iPad up for grabs for voters!

  • Great news for Gander and Central Newfoundland today. Air Canada just announced a non-stop, daily, direct flight between Toronto and Gander International Airport, starting June 18th.

    "We are pleased to offer our customers direct non-stop Gander-Toronto service, to complement existing Gander services to Halifax, St. John's, and Goose Bay," said Marcel Forget, Air Canada's Vice President, Network Planning.  "Travellers will enjoy the only non-stop service between Gander and our major hub Toronto with convenient connections throughout Canada, and the U.S."

    "This flight will provide direct access to Air Canada's Toronto hub," said Gary Vey, President and CEO of the Gander International Airport Authority. "For local residents and industry, it means better connectivity to Air Canada's expansive global network."

  • We’ve travelled to the Twillingate area on several occasions to see icebergs, go whale watching and explore with our sea kayaks.

    But recently we got a phone call from Fred Bridger, who has been helping to develop hiking trails in the Twillingate area for the past few years.

    “If you like coastal hiking you can’t do much better than these trails,” he said over the phone.

    “The trails pass by sea stacks, sea cliffs and we even have some osprey and eagles that nest in the area. At this time of year you won’t see any icebergs but you can nibble on blueberries if you like, since the trails go through some fine berry patches.”

    This was all we needed, and Fred offered to act as our guide for a couple of days.

  • It was really just another business day – a Tuesday – and I had the usual workplan. Go to a location, shoot videos, take photos and return home. Okay, maybe not as usual as I am letting on. I was about to travel abroad...to McCallum, a unique little isolated community on the south coast of Newfoundland that's only accessible by ferry. What makes this community so unique? Other than the ferry being your only means of getting to the town, travel within the community is essentially by foot on a series of boardwalks!

    It was 11:30 a.m. when my friend and I caught the small passenger ferry from Hermitage bound for a place neither of us had ever been, but had always hoped to someday visit. After filling two seats with luggage and getting settled away in the lounge, the ferry began to move away from the dock. I was out on deck with my camera faster than you can say "Adventure Central Newfoundland"! After taking numerous pictures and videos of the passing scenery and the billowing waves crashing against the side of the vessel, I put away the camera, leaned against the side railings and peacefully watched the water for the rest of the trip.