The island province of Newfoundland can be considered both the youngest and oldest province in Canada. More...
The island province of Newfoundland can be considered both the youngest and oldest province in Canada. Authenticated Viking settlements have shown European settlers arrived as early as the 11 century but it was the last province to leave the British dominion and join the confederation of Canada, in 1949. Thus, while it is home to some of the first European settlers, it is the newest political province. The province also holds rights to the most easterly point on North America, Cape Spear.
Newfoundland is famous around the world for its unique heritage and cultural identity, as well as the stunning and rugged northern landscape it offers. Traditionally a land of fishermen, loggers and trappers, Newfoundland has now become a tourist hot spot. The rich marine environment of Newfoundland is home to countless birds as well as whales and seals, and the area offers endless photo opportunities.
Walking tours and boat tours to view the local wildlife and famous icebergs are readily available. A visit to the L’Anse aux Meadows Viking settlement is a must during any visit and the rugged west coast of the island includes the stunning Gros Morne National Park, an area of great natural beauty and a hiker’s paradise. There is so much to see and do in the province that you may choose to explore the entire island on one of the circumnavigation cruises. Whichever you choose you are sure to be impressed by the awe-inspiring scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly locals of Newfoundland.