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  • Martin Flynn took his love for the outdoors and turned it into a hit business. Flynn is the CEO of Marble Zip Tours in Steady Brook, the only zip line in Atlantic Canada. He is also a graduate of College of the North Atlantic’s two-year Adventure Tourism-Outdoor Recreation program.

  • Where on earth can you hike trails for seven days straight that are at once beautifully wild and off the beaten path, yet also accessible and within reach of a comfortable B&B every night? Ruggedly scenic trails, weaving along and above the ocean, affording the occasional sighting of a whale or an iceberg as they hum with history spanning thousands of years?

  • Lawrence Hill, author of the award-winning Book of Negroes, writes about being bewitched by majestic Gros Morne National Park - and tracing the history of the incomparable Viking settlement L'Anse aux Meadows.

  • One Globe and Mail writer samples the culinary delights of a visit to Newfoundland and Labrador...

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

  • On July 26, 2011 the French Shore Historical Society, based in Conche on the east coast of the Great Northern Peninsula, will officially open a Centre for Textile Art. The purpose of the Centre will be to encourage the art of handmade textile crafts and to promote the art and history of textile-based traditions....

  • Now in its third year and continuing to grow this summer’s Expo highlights some of the best artists, musicians, street entertainers, craftspeople, chefs and buskers from across the entire province. With three different locations, Placentia, Corner Brook and Labrador City as the centres for this year’s travelling festivities, be sure to check out one nearest to you.

  • 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.

  • The Stephenville Theatre Festival kicks off on July 15th, wraps up on August 14th, and brings a brand new set of shows that are sure to leave audiences engaged and entertained. We’re bringing in some of the best talent in Canada, so it’s sure to be a good time!

  • Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research his definitive list of the best hiking trails in the world. He picks the Long Range Traverse trail from Western Brook Pond to Gros Morne Mountain in Newfoundland as one of his top 15 next to the likes of Petra, Tasmania and Patagonia.

  • 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... 

  • If you find yourself near Gros Morne National Park over the next couple of weeks, or if you’re simply in need of some creative inspiration, be sure to check out the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival, May 14th to 28th.

  • Join us in Western Newfoundland to celebrate the arrival of spring through a series of festivals that capture the essence of what is truly unique in each part of the region at this beautiful time of year.

    Each festival aims to take advantage of the fresh spring weather in the great outdoors. By day, join us on the many planned walks and hikes, interspersed with a program of informative talks and other learning opportunities. At the end of the day, relax with friends and family in the presence of the best local artists, musicians, and entertainers at the many social evenings and kitchen parties.
     

  • If you happen to be near the beautiful Codroy Valley region between May 27th and June 5th, be sure to visit the Feather & Folk Festival. Enjoy expertly guided interpretative activities, then relax in the evenings with traditional food and local entertainment.

  • Snow West ’11 is set to take place between Thursday March 17 and Sunday March 20, 2011.

    This new event is designed to showcase the outstanding variety of fun winter adventures and evening experiences available for visitors to Western Newfoundland.

    From a comedy show featuring Snook, to dinner, music and theatre performances and St. Paddy's Day Celebrations. Keep reading for more info...  

  • One of the best places to see the fall colours is in the Humber Valley, and the best way to see them up close is to take a fall hike.

    It is no surprise then that The Old Man in the Mountain Hike is one of the most popular of those developed by the International Appalachian Trail in Newfoundland (IATNL). It has fabulous views of the Humber River and Humber Canyon and the vistas are all the more beautiful in the fall when the brilliant colours of changing leaves intermingle with the coniferous greens.
     

  • The Western Brook Pond fjord in Gros Morne National Park is the Park’s largest lake and the backdrop for a spectacular scenic boat tour. Once open to the ocean, this 16-km lake with a depth of 165m is home to Atlantic salmon, brook trout and Arctic char, as well as an unusual colony of cliff nesting gulls.

    The boat tour can be reached via Route 430, 27 km north of Rocky Harbour. From the parking lot, there is a pleasant 45-minute walk to the dock. The trail carries you over the fragile coastal plain, once located below sea level. Here, examine a variety of plant life, scan for wildlife sightings or view the interpretive panels located along the trail.
     

  • Western Newfoundland offers some of the best snowmobiling in all of Eastern Canada and the Lewis Hills is an especially great spot to sled. The “hills” themselves are located approximately 18 km north of Stephenville and 27 km southwest of Corner Brook and at 814m (2,671ft) the Cabox is the island of Newfoundland’s highest point.

    As you can see from the video you can see breathtaking scenery and a variety of wildlife in the backcountry. The Lewis Hills terrain is inviting to a novice rider but offers everything an expert rider would need.