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Newfoundland & Labrador

Nature writ large on Canada's Atlantic coast

Newfoundland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

It’s not just the geography of Canada’s easternmost province that sets it apart. Yes, riven fjords, drifting icebergs and cragged islands stand in the way, but it’s the still-apparent Irish and British heritage that really makes the region stand out from the mainland.

A colourful heritage

St. John’s, the region’s capital and the oldest city in North America, is a vision of colonial charm, with colourful townhouses and stilted fishermen’s sheds set to views of drifting ice. Then, on the Irish Loop (the region’s premier driving route) you’ll be treated to 185 miles of quaint fishing villages, lonely lighthouses and the first permanent European settlement in North America – Ferryland.

Nature & national parks

However, there’s also plenty of natural beauty. In Gros Morn National Park, mountain peaks roll down into spectacular fjords in a series of green-dappled contours – ideal for waterfall hikes and river cruises. Then, the Baccalieu Trail offers a great alternative to the Irish Loop, focusing on rural scenery as it maps the fissured coast of Newfoundland’s north-western peninsula. However, if you’d like something extra special, Fogo Island offers the Scandinavian chic of one of the world’s finest luxury lodges. It’s all wrapped up in a truly wild setting.

Top itineraries in Newfoundland & Labrador

Authentic Newfoundland Fly-Drive

15-day tailor-made self drive from £2,240 pp incl. flights

This Newfoundland journey starts in St. John's, the oldest city in North America and takes in Trinity, Terra Nova National Park, L'Anse aux Meadows – a Viking settlement site and Gros Morne National Park, designated a UNESCO world Heritage Site in 1987.

Fogo Island Inn & Newfoundland Break

7-day tailor-made itinerary from £3,220 pp incl. flights

This remarkable trip sees you explore the stunning region of Newfoundland & Labrador, starting among St. John's' colourful row houses before staying at the impressive Fogo Island Inn, where you'll enjoy whale watching, scenic hikes, rooftop saunas and hot-tub soaks.

St. John’s & the Irish Loop, Newfoundland

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,360 pp incl. flights

This 6-day self-drive makes the most of Atlantic Canada and its old-town charm. You'll stay in the colourful city of St. John's, where row houses lie alongside a picturesque harbour framed by greenery and rocky coastline, exploring its historic surrounds and centre.

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Top places to stay in Newfoundland & Labrador

Fogo Island Inn

Contemporary hotel from £3,275 pp incl. flights

Located on quiet Fogo Island off the Northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island Inn is a unique retreat halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

Quirpon Lighthouse

Designer hotel from £155 pp

Quirpon offers an island experience on the shores of 'Iceberg Alley' in a fully restored lighthouse which dates back to 1922

Torngat Mountain Base Camp & Research Station

Traditional lodge from £2,385 pp

Explore the Torngat Mountains National Park at the northern tip of Labrador, a wilderness seacoast of towering fjords and turquoise lakes.

Fishers’ Loft, Port Rexton, Newfoundland

Traditional hotel

Tucked away on a quiet hilltop overlooking the rugged Newfoundland coastline of Trinity Bay, Fishers’ Loft is a cluster of chicly-renovated timber-clad cottages providing spacious accommodation and fresh local food in a traditional rural setting.

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Where to go in Newfoundland & Labrador

St Johns

St John's became the capital of Newfoundland after the Italian explorer John Cabot described its abundance of fish in 1497. This is still true today, as it remains a lively fishing city with a picturesque harbour.

Newfoundland & Labrador articles

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Holidays: A Guide

    From the best driving routes and national-park wonders to city escapes and the finest in luxury lodges, this is your ultimate guide to Canada’s easternmost point.

  • Canada's top 7 luxury lodges

    Wexas Canada specialist Patrick Griffin picks out seven of his favourite Canadian luxury lodges, including the best options for bear watching, exploring the coast, high design, food and drink, and taking in Canada's unique First Nations heritage.

  • David Orkin's guide to Atlantic Canada

    Atlantic Canada is made up of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Four distinct provinces, but each with its own character and charm. Travel writer David Orkin shares his highlights.

  • Adventures in Atlantic Canada: Newfoundland’s top 5

    With its vast national parks, spectacular wildlife, unique cuisine and buzzing cities, here are five good reasons why Newfoundland & Labrador is among our favourite Canadian provinces.

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