Whether you prefer soaking in some solar rays on the gorgeous sandy beaches, seeing how the Viking lived, visiting the reserve where whales roam the sea and puffins live, gazing at a glacier-carved fjord, witnessing the sensational Aurora Borealis while enjoying cross-country skiing, or exploring the area's colorful history and culture, a stay in bed and breakfast in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada offers an incredible variety of recreational options all year round.
Board the ferry to cross the Strait of Belle Isle, known as Iceberg Alley, enter a world of towering mountains with massive rock faces and visit the delightful town of L’Anse Amour meaning "cove of love". You can witness spectacular panorama of the bays from historical Point Amour lighthouse, the tallest in Atlantic Canada, it provides an excellent vantage point for observing whales, sea birds and other marine life. You’ll also find a few exceptionally good trails in the region, L’Anse-Meadows National Historic Park and Red Bay, the first major industrial complex of the New World and home to a 16th century Basque-whaling station. Check out the Aurora Borealis beautiful white, green, yellow and red colors, shapes and movements of the Northern Lights, frequently admired in the Labrador Straits during fall and winter.
Also in the Labrador region, where huge lakes and rivers that seem to run on forever, is Labrador City an exciting destination for travellers around the world providing excellent hunting, ice fishing and being one of the last great wilderness areas left on the face of the earth, it offers unique winter activities, ideally suited for back-country skiing with countless snowmobiling opportunities and it's free. The opportunities for cross-country skiing in the Labrador Straits are superb and it is also world renowned for its sport fishing with three excellent locations for salmon and trout. During spring the high Arctic and Greenland Icebergs drift south to melt in the warmer waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, watch the glacier-carved fjord from a vantage point along the coast as these mountains of ice float past offering spectacular scenery.
Visit Corner Brook in the Western region and stop nearby to see the Captain Cook Memorial. Travel along Humber Arm to the beautiful Bay of Islands with its excellent photo opportunities and explore the many coves. Skirt the shores of Deer Lake and head north to Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its exceptional beauty and unique geological features and providing more than 65 kilometres of mountain hiking, shouldn’t go amiss, here you can photograph herds of caribou or seabird colonies. Next along the picturesque shoreline, you’ll come across a wonderful Lighthouse and fascinating marine displays. Cartyville is a good choice as a base to explore and further up near Broom Point is where you’ll discover the history of Canada’s earliest fishing settlements. View glacier-carved gorges on the way to Port-au-Choix National Historic Site. The exhibits here focus on archaeological finds of Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo people, including Recent Indians, who settled here before 2,000 BC. Enter the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the site of the only known Viking settlement in North America and a United Nations World Heritage Site. Tour the reconstructed sod houses and learn from costumed actors and interpreters about how the Viking lived. Also see Norse artefacts dating back to 1,000 AD.
This is a land of trees where you’ll find massive stands of spruce, birch, and sweet smelling pine in the heart of the Central region, you can also travel along a Viking Trail with a stop at Arches Provincial Park to photograph the two large arches carved by the pounding sea. In Grand Falls–Windsor, stop at the Salmonid Centre, which provides a great opportunity to see salmon migrating upstream, through underwater windows. A visit to Terra Nova National Park for more natural beauty including spruce-fir forests of rolling hills, sheltered inlets and a rugged coastline. You’ll also find bogs, ponds, streams and glacial features. Along the shores you can see from the mighty whales roaming the rich feeding grounds of the Sounds to the orchids of the boreal habitat, this area has supported an impressive array of marine and terrestrial life for thousands of years. Salmon, moose, bear, lynx and bald eagles are just some of the wildlife you may see at Terra Nova. Or a trip further north to the splendid coastal town of Lumsden. Accommodation in bed and breakfast Newfoundland and Labrador Canada is ideal for all the family with charming hospitality and good value for money.
The pretty, historical town of Trinity TB is nestled on the shores of Trinity Bay a magnificent harbour and the splendid maritime setting of the Eastern region where land, sky and water embrace each other. The region winds its way from the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site to the charming villages dotted around the picturesque area where you can explore old charm villages and learn about the people including the history of the migratory fishery industry, when in the 16th century English, Irish and French influences made music, song and dance part of the town’s every day life, their accents and flavours make up the charms of the new world. Stroll along the scenic paths and lanes of Trinity and hear about crimes, punishments, unusual deaths, ship-wreaks and disasters and the many other attractions for the visitor to enjoy, join in the fun of the local festivals and then meet some of the world's most friendly people. You’ll find about twenty-two species of whales, dolphins and porpoises swimming the waters along the coastline of Newfoundland and Labrador during the months of May to August with Port Rexton and Trinity being perfect locations to see and appreciate these magnificent creatures of the sea.
Downtown St. John's in the Avalon region is an excellent place to go exploring, home to Puffins, Whales and Caribou. Perhaps you’ll like to stop at one of the most interesting churches, the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist built in the shape of a Latin Cross with twin towers reaching to a height of 137.8 feet. Another beautiful Ecclesiastical Gothic architecture building is the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a National Historic Site, situated on Church Hill. A silver communion service presented by King William IV and other precious religious objects are kept in the Chapter House of the cathedral. A visit to Signal Hill and Canada's second-largest National Historic Site is where you’ll experience some glorious views of the city, its harbour and the stunning adjacent coastline. Also, you can see the Queen's Battery that date back from the Napoleonic Wars and watch the Signal Hill Tattoo re-enact colonial military exercises. The Cabot Tower was built in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland and the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign and outside the grounds of the tower you’ll find interpretive exhibits dealing with the harbour's fortifications. No wonder, due to the picture-post-card countryside and wonderful coastal views, that painters came to live making the arts scene a bustling community with poets, writers, musicians and sculptors.
As you drive through this magnificent region of rolling hills, forests, coastal roads passing beautiful beaches and marshes with a selection of delicate wildflowers and through a number of picturesque fishing communities with little quaint towns such as Conception Bay South where you can explore an old pirate locality, or Cavendish and Avondale to name but a few. Pippy Park a 1,343-hectare park offering endless outdoor opportunities for recreation and relaxation that include hiking and cross-country skiing is worthy of a visit, it has two fantastic golf courses and is also a great place to see some of the many interesting butterflies in the area.
There are many scenic drives throughout the scenic land offering beautiful river valleys teeming with wildlife and attracts many nature enthusiasts and artists. Drive through Heart’s Delight and Heart’s Desire to the small town of Heart’s Content located on beautiful Trinity Bay and visit Cable Station Provincial Historic Site in Heart's Content where the first transatlantic telegraphic cable was received. All three towns are scenic destinations of the Avalon region and you can find hidden beach spots that are almost private. Drive south along the Cape Shore home to Gannets and the French Heritage of Placentia Bay. Close by you can tour Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve seabird sanctuary, providing one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world. An interesting trip on Route 102 takes you to Ship Harbour, where the historic conference between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill held at sea just off Ship Harbour in 1941 resulted in the Atlantic Charter. At the end of an unpaved road, off Route 102, amid the spectacular scenery of Placentia Bay there is a monument marking their meeting, which is often referred to as the ‘First Summit.’ Whatever your choice of vacation, you’ll certainly find superb bed and breakfast in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada that will most certainly make you want to return again and again!