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Newfoundland And Labrador Travel Guide
Newfoundland © Michel Rathwell
The Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers visitors a peek into the quiet, unassuming splendour and solitude of one of the world's few unspoilt and unique destinations. Tourists are quickly caught up in the wild natural beauty of the province, from the rugged rocky cliffs and outcrops to streams and rivers that interweave the rolling green hills and countryside. Labrador attracts many visitors to its tundra, which features the historic Avalon Peninsula, and is home to the charming capital city of St. John's.
Travellers enjoy coming here for the world-class fishing, exciting outdoor trails, wildlife viewing, hunting and dozens of breathtakingly beautiful national parks. Newfoundland and Labrador is a haven for outdoor sports enthusiasts, who enjoy activities such as camping, sea kayaking, hiking, canoeing, snowmobiling and birdwatching.
The wildlife here is truly something to behold, with thousands of moose, black bear, caribou, Northern River otters, Newfoundland Lynx and Arctic hares all native to Newfoundland and Labrador. The millions of seabirds and thousands of humpback whales that frequent the freshly carved icebergs off the 18,000 miles (29,000km) of coastline are also spectacular sights.
Other key attractions in Canada's easternmost province include the Western Brook Pond, a land-locked fjord and L'anse aux Meadows, a National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. L'anse aux Meadows also happens to be the site of the only confirmed Viking settlement in North America.
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