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  • 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...

  • The award-winning dish featured a spoon of parsnip purée, a cod chicharron, a sautéed chiffonade of Brussels sprouts, a tiny ravioli stuffed with peas pudding, and a fried piece of fresh cod napped with a Pernod and sea urchin beurre blanc. This is what’s coming out of Newfoundland these days?

  • Wholly Trinity

    15 Sep 2011

    Small business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit have put Newfoundland town’s bustling seasonal tourism industry on the map.

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

  • Coinciding with its 40th anniversary in the town of Grand Bank, the Provincial Seaman’s Museum has re-opened after expanding their exhibition size. After nearly losing the museum to a fire, the old is new again.

  • 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.

  • 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... 

  • The only known North American colony of Manx Shearwaters, a nocturnal seabird, has been declared a Provisional Ecological Reserve. The colony, about 100 birds on Middle Island off the coast of the Burin Peninsula near Lawn, now falls under the protection of the Lawn Islands Archipelago Provisional Ecological Reserve.

    The birds live in burrows four feet deep and can live for 50 years. Consultations on making the reserve permanent will be held in the near future. Thousands of seabirds nest on Middle Island, Offer Island, and Columbier Islands, including Arctic terns, great black-backed gulls and black-legged kittiwakes.

  • Dark humour is the silver lining of Newfoundland and Labrador’s colonial history. Those early European settlers were the original survivors. Pirates, unpredictable weather, buccaneers disguised as governors, hard labour, wars, privation - all easy targets for the wits and wags who laughed and struggled onward through the fog of mercantile exploitation and inept colonial administration. Laughing in the face of danger may seem unseemly, but when the alternative is tears, you might as well laugh. And that’s been our motto ever since.

    That tradition lives on in the narrow lanes of Trinity, Trinity Bay, where each summer actors with Rising Tide Theatre take history to the people with the New Founde Lande Trinity Pageant, the anchor event of the Seasons in the Bight Festival.

  • With over 130 root cellars – small storage spaces skillfully built into the hillsides – Elliston has an unusual heritage. Important to many in rural Newfoundland, the root cellars kept vegetables cool, yet frost- free and edible during the long winter months.

    It’s late October, 1887. The few meagre crops eked out during the short summer months are in and the frost is quickly coming. God help the family that doesn’t have a proper root cellar!

    - Anonymous Bird Island Cove Resident (now Elliston).

    As remote as Newfoundland and Labrador probably seemed to some back in the 1800s, invention and know-how were definitely up to snuff!

  • New York Daily News - This photo gallery outlines the top 10 reasons to love Newfoundland and Labrador, from puffin and whale sightings to stunning scenery, hiking trails and cutting-edge cuisine. And why just stop at 10? We can think of at least 10 more!