8 Reasons to Add Newfoundland Travel to Your Bucket List

Newfoundland is known for its natural beauty and rich marine life. You can find everything from lush wildflowers to majestic icebergs, from breaching whales to stunning lighthouses. Stay at the stunning Fogo Island Inn, which offers gorgeous suites that are perfect for traveling families. (Read reviews on TripAdvisor | Book here)

Here are 8 photos that will make you want to add Newfoundland travel to your bucket list.

1. The bleak beauty of the Ferryland Lighthouse

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Red lighthouse on a hill against the stormy sky in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Photo: Elena Elisseeva

If you want a unique way to enjoy this majestic view, stop by Lighthouse Picnics. They’ll provide a blanket and delicious food while you transport yourself into a beautiful setting of natural wonder. Sit back and relax while enjoying much more than a picnic experience. You have the opportunity to eat delicious selections, breathe in the sea, and watch seabirds and whales all in one place. Enjoy honey glazed ham, berries, pastries, and fresh squeezed lemonade!

2. The colorful jellybean rowhouses of St. John’s

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Streets with these colorful houses in St. John’s are affectionately referred to as “Jellybean Row.” Photo: Elena Elisseeva

Downtown St. John boasts Victorian style houses that were painted in bright colors as part of a revitalization project started in the 1970s. Many people refer to the houses as Jellybean Row, though contrary to popular perception, there is no actual street with that name.

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3. The gorgeous wildflowers

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Thousands of colorful wild flowers blooming in Newfoundland. Photo: George Burba

Newfoundland is known for its natural beauty and the amazing wildflowers that can be found in the area. There are several trails that are particularly good for seeing them up close. You can see them in bloom on the James Callaghan Trail, the Western Brook Pond Tour, or along the Viking Trail Route.

4. The incredible whale watching

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A humpback whale holds its pectoral fin high before slapping it against the water. Photo: Devon Crosby

If you want to see Newfoundland’s whales up close, take a tour with Gatherall’s Puffin and Whale Watch. You will have access to a wonderful viewing deck placed high enough to be able to see the whales go by. You may also catch sight of jellyfish and sharks, along with a variety of birds and other seagulls.

5. The unparalleled sea kayak tours

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A stack of multicolored kayaks on the shore in Newfoundland. Photo: George Burba

Newfoundland has a beautiful marine ecosystem that is rich with life and color, and kayaking is a great way to get up close to marine life. While paddling out, you may spot bald eagles, harbor seals, or whales. You can either rent a kayak and explore on your own, or join a guided tour from an operator like Stan Cook.

6. The beautifully rugged coastline

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Beautiful mountainous landscape with coastline in Newfoundland. Photo: George Burba

If you are a traveler and full of adventure, Newfoundland offers untamed terrain that will make it a challenge for anyone. It is full of wildlife and has a rich history. The local residents can be warm and accommodating. Great places to see the land include- Bonavista, Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve, Gros Morne National Park, and Brigus.

7. The ancient landscapes of Gros Morne National Park

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A pair of adirondack chairs at the Trout River Pond viewpoint, with the Tablelands and cliffs lining foggy Trout River Pond in Gros Morne National Park. Photo: Colin Young

Gros Morne National Park is located in Newfoundland on the west coast. It is the second largest National Park in Canada. There are boat tours available, interesting rocks, and plenty of wildlife. There are many sites and trails to be found there. This National Park is full of natural beauty.

8. The majestic icebergs

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A sculpted iceberg near St Anthony, Newfoundland. Photo: Weldon Schloneger

Newfoundland is known to be one of the best places in the world to view icebergs. Many of these are over 10,000 years old. The icebergs come in a multitude of colors from white to shades of green and blue. The best time of year to view them is during the spring and early summer time. You can go on a boat tour or kayak.

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