8 Ways to Go Off The Beaten Path from the Comfort of Your Couch

It's funny to think 29,000 kilometres of coastline can fit onto a single flat screen TV. Fortunately for us, the immense beauty of this place has been captured on film, making appearances in a variety of different movies and TV shows – it's like being transported to Newfoundland and Labrador from the comfort of your living room. With rare glimpses of sweeping vistas, grassy hillsides, and seamlessly endless coastlines, you can start imagining yourself here before you ever leave your couch. Start going off the beaten path with some of these titles:


The Grand Seduction

1. The Grand Seduction.

See the rugged beauty of Trinity Bay laid bare on film.

Rare Birds

2. Rare Birds.

Featuring breathtaking scenery from Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America.

Love and Savagery

3. Love & Savagery.

Get a glimpse of St. John’s circa 1968. This film was shot on location in St. John’s as well as in County Clare, Ireland.

The Shipping News

4. The Shipping News.

A variety of coastal backdrops in the province shape this film with its stark and beautiful landscapes. Some locations include Corner Brook, New Bonaventure, and Trinity.

Hold Fast

5. Hold Fast.

Explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s expansive wilderness in this journey of self-discovery.

TV Shows

Republic of Doyle

1. Republic of Doyle.

Colourful St. John’s is on full display in this P.I. comedy drama series.

Random Passage


2. Random Passage.

Take a step back in time to see the struggle and opportunity of early settlers to Newfoundland and Labrador.


3. Frontier.

This historical TV drama is set in the 18th-century fur trade of the Canadian north. Filmed partly in Newfoundland and Labrador, the series showcases both the history and unspoiled wilderness of the province.


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