Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador is a province in the country of Canada that is located in the easternmost part of the country. The province is made up of the mainland area of Labrador and the island of Newfoundland. With a population of just over 509,000 people, Newfoundland and Labrador is the 9th largest province in Canada. Well over 90% of the population of the province reside on the island of Newfoundland. St. John’s the capital of the province and is also its largest city.

Newfoundland became a colony of England in 1610 and remained under English control until 1949. The English took over the area due to its prosperous fishing. After disputes with the English government, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador were allowed to vote on their future. Three options were up for vote that included becoming an independent government, joining the country of Canada or aligning with the United States. The majority of the people voted that they wanted to join Canada, and the area has remained a province ever since the vote.

The most visited locations in Newfoundland and Labrador by tourists are the national parks and the city of St. John’s. Due to the cold weather in the area, it is best to visit in the months between June and September. This is when the weather is very mild and there are no threats of severe weather occurring. Gros Morne National Park is the most visited park in Newfoundland and Labrador and is the 2nd largest national park in eastern Canada at nearly 700 square miles. The park is named after the Gros Morne mountain which is the 2nd largest mountain in the province. In 1987, Gros Morne National Park was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It remains one of the only places in the world where the process of continental drift is able to be seen. In this area, parts of the ocean’s crust and rocks from the Earth’s mantle are exposed.

Downtown St. John’s remains one of the most popular areas in Newfoundland and Labrador. The area has a very popular nightlife and hosts multiple cultural events throughout the year. The Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is also located in St. John’s. The museum present historical artifacts and piece of nature from the province. Some of the other museums in the city include the Railway Coastal Museum and the Johnson Geo Centre. St. John’s is also a beautiful city that anyone can enjoy just walking around and taking in the scenery. Multiple parks are located in the city and are some of the most scenic parks in the world. These parks include Bowring Park and Bannerman Park. No matter where you visit in Newfoundland and Labrador, you will be in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.