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From our neighbourhood houses painted so brightly, to the characters who painted them, Newfoundland and Labrador has been “Inspiring boxes of crayons since 1497.”

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Our Travel Media Program plays an integral role in maximizing consumer and trade awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador through unpaid media coverage in key markets and outlets. Travel media influencers include freelance journalists, travel editors, broadcasters, producers, travel trade media, and bloggers. Travel influencers are encouraged to connect with us before planning a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador.

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We maintain an image and video library containing professional-quality images, videos, and film footage. These photos and videos are searchable and downloadable from our online digital asset management site. Most are royalty free, but you are required to provide credit according to individual image requirements.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit

UNESCO

Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Visit Gros Morne National Park, a natural wonder 20 times older than the Rockies. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. Red Bay National Historic Site, the remnants of a 16th-century Basque whaling station. Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, the oldest complex life forms on Earth, 565 million years old.

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Coastline

Coastline

With more than 29,000 kilometres (18,000 miles) of majestic rugged coastline, you’re never far from the ocean. See houses of yellow and blue, lime, aqua, and green that cling to the shore in villages, outports, coves, guts, and bays; as proud to show their true colours as the people you’ll meet at every turn.

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UNESCO

Icebergs

Breathe in plenty of fresh sea air along Iceberg Alley, where 10,000-year-old mountains of fresh water, carved from the glaciers of Greenland and the Arctic, glide past in spring and early summer.

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UNESCO

World’s Largest Population of Humpback Whales

Icebergs drift south. Humpbacks migrate north. This is the place where their paths cross and is home to the world’s largest population of feeding humpback whales. Every year, 22 species of whales and dolphins come for peace and quiet, and the odd photo op.

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Northern Gannets

Seabirds

The most spectacular and accessible seabird colonies in North America. More than 35 million seabirds gather here every year. Northern gannets, kittiwakes, murres, Atlantic puffins, osprey, falcons, hawks, storm petrels, razorbills, and bald eagles at six ecological reserves, including the magnificent Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve.

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Cape Spear

Most Easterly Point in North America

Visit the most easterly point in North America where you’ll see the sun rise before anyone else on the continent at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site.

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Colony of Avalon

Archaeology Sites Dating Back 9,000 Years

Archaeological sites that date back 9,000 years to the Maritime Archaic people, or the more recent Palaeo-Eskimo and Beothuk.

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Hiking

300 Hiking Trails

Close to 300 hiking and walking trails, including historic footpaths between abandoned fishing communities, to deep fjords, towering cliffs, and sub-arctic barrens, through lush inland forests, and over the Earth’s mantle. The diverse trails and the fresh sea air will rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.

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Culinary

Authentic culinary dishes from land and sea. Try cod tongues and cheeks, caribou, snow crab, salmon, moose, bakeapples, wild berries, tea and lassy buns, toutons, and salt fish and brewis. Prepared traditional or contemporary, served with pride.

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Puffin

Closer Than You Think

Flying time to St. John’s is about 3.5 hours from Toronto and about 5 hours from London or Dublin.

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