Hearing the Call of Newfoundland and Labrador

By Pamela Chan

We’re hearing you, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourist Commission. Clearly your province and territory is worth a visit.

If you have children in your life and you’re looking for a memorable adventure, nothing compares to the opportunity to go out into the rugged outdoors, don an Aaron sweater and run like the wind – rain or shine.

Clearly Newfoundland and Labrador is a place for the child in all of us.

On your journey through life, make sure your biography has at least one extraordinary chapter.

In a world oddly bent on conformity, there’s something strangely encouraging about a place that’s anything but.

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.

To Consider:

Where are the ruggedly beautiful corners of your part of the world?  Are some nearby? Do others require some planning and effort to visit?

Where are the national parks with broad open spaces and water features?

When considering places to visit think more about the opportunity to simply enjoy the surroundings and less about what you can “do” when you get there.

To Do:

* When was the last time you packed a picnic lunch and visited a National Park? (See also BC Parks)

* Don’t wait for the perfect sunny day.  A warm sweater and Gortex will help when the weather fails you.  Dress  appropriately for the outdoors. In British Columbia this means ensuring that you are both warm and dry.

* Be safe.  Know your limitations. If you are going for a hike be prepared with the right gear (including food).

* Check the weather before you go.  You’ll want to know if a snow storm is expected on a sunny winter day.

* Travel green. Take out everything that you bring in.

Island Home – Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Where is this place exactly? It’s about as far from Disney Land as you can possibly get.

Around every corner – around every turn – you are reminded that around here not every work of art hangs on a wall.

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