Take a trip to Newfoundland

Posted: June 3, 2013 in Other
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I told you earlier this week I would tell you a bit about Newfoundland and why its a great vacation spot (especially for Dads) and here it is.

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the most easterly edge of North America. This is where the sun rises first. Where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America, but is the youngest province of Canada. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Here, you can immerse yourself in wilderness solitude one day and embrace a vibrant culture at the cutting edge of the contemporary western world the next. This is a land of rich history and natural wonders: stunning coastlines, breaching whalesicebergs, and some of the most incredible skyscapes you’ll ever see. With a temperate climate, Newfoundland and Labrador is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking in the late spring, summer and fall, as well as sports like snowboardingskiing and snowmobiling in the winter. From vibrant cities to quaint, historical outports, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls and winding coastlines, there are always fascinating places to see and countless things to do.”

This information of couse comes from the tourism website that I have linked, but if you dont belive it here let some pictures tell you the story.

 

 

 

If Newfoundlands stunning sceenery isn’t enough to bring you to this beautiful island, maybe you are a person who enjoys the nightlife or a good party? Newfoundland has that too! You may have heard about a place called George Street? George Street is one of the reasons people from everywhere travel to Newfoundland. The two block long street houses nothing but bars, pubs and restaurants. George Street is only open to pedestrians in the evenings and during most of the business day, only being open to traffic in the mornings to allow bars to restock their goods. The street has the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street in North America, and is known to have bars that are open later than most others throughout Canada. The street does not usually become crowded with people until later at night, around midnight, and will remain busy until early in the morning, possibly as early as 6 am. Of course, George Street wouldnt be complete without mention of the George Street Festival which occurs in early August and typically concludes on the Tuesday night before the Royal St. John’s Regatta, which is set for the first Wednesday in August. The festival is rumoured to be the largest of its kind in North America with over 120,000 people making their way through the streets during the six-day period (I still have no idea how they all fit there, and I live here!)
Personally, I love the sereanity that is in the countryside where you can bring your family camping, fishing, hiking and enjoying eachothers company. Have a bonfire (dont forget the marshmellows) and prepare for the Newfoundlanders culture to take over! It’s garenteed to draw a crowd, most of which will bring some type of musical instrument and enrich your experience of Newfoundland in a way that you wont want to return to your normal life again.
That said dont take my word for it, come see for yourself, and for those of you that have leave a comment on how your vacation turned out.

 

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