Colony of Avalon – can you dig it?

With every scrape of an archaeologist’s trowel, stirring of a pot, or planting of a seed, we’re coming a little bit closer to understanding the history of the Colony and the lives of the people who lived here. Think early … Read More

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The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Map

Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve

Comprised of four small islands, this reserve is one of nature’s greatest wonders anywhere on earth. In summer it is home to millions of seabirds that come to shore to nest and raise their young on the four islands. Whales swim here, especially humpback and minkes. Best seen from a tour boat operating from nearby communities. … Read More

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James Cook

Follow in the wake of Captain Cook

Because Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up, or maybe I have a unnatural curiosity about pirates in general – I thought it would be cool to travel like a pirate, but most pirates, of course didn’t register their … Read More

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A Photograhers Picture-Perfect Weekend in Newfoundland

This classic route around the Avalon Peninsula clocks in at about 200 miles. Sampling a small piece of it, Lindsey realized she’d probably need a couple days to do it right. “My definition of a good driving tour for photos? Pulling over to the side of the road every five minutes for photos, which I totally did on the Irish Loop,” she says. “There are so many epic photo-ops: winding roads, wildlife, rivers, lakes, mountains, cliffs, islands, lighthouses, kooky souvenir shops—you name it. My advice for fellow photographers doing the loop: Bring a picnic, an extra camera battery, and if you’re traveling with someone else, make sure they’re really patient.” … Read More

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Scuba Diving

Looking for a unique scuba diving experience during your visit to Newfoundland? Interested in wreck diving or snorkeling with Humpback Whales and Dolphins? If so, you’re in for a special treat. We have several WWII shipwrecks that were sunk by … Read More

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FORK RESTAURANT

Fork Restaurant – Gourmet dining in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Looking for a Gourmet Restaurant that’ll please even the most discerning foodies? Check out the popular pop-up restaurant Fork. It’s right in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, just 5 … Read More

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CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS

If you’re a foodie, odds are you’re familiar with Chanterelle mushrooms. A favorite of gourmet chefs all over the world, the Chanterelle, belonging to the genus Cantharellus, is the most popular of all the wild mushroom species. Chanterelle mushrooms are very aromatic, meaty, and pair great with chicken and pork. … Read More

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding And water sports in Newfoundland

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING (SUP)

Weather you’re a seasoned big wave surfer or a beginner looking to try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) for the first time, the beaches, coastlines, and inland waterways surrounding the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve offer something for everyone. Paddleboards are a … Read More

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Picnic in Newfoundland

LIGHTHOUSE PICNICS

Lighthouse Picnic Do you like picnics as much as we do? There’s something really special about eating outside on a nice summer day. If you’re looking for a world class picnic experience without the hassle of actually making and packing … Read More

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The moment that makes the Ferry worth it.

Newfoundland Whale Watching

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most spectacular whale watching places on Earth (See why). Whales aren’t unique to Newfoundland by any stretch of the imagination. Whales are found in every ocean and all over the planet, from the … Read More

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the oldest running ghost tour of the City of Legends, in North America’s oldest city

THE HAUNTED HIKE

The Haunted Hike is the oldest running historical walking tour in Newfoundland’s capital city of St. John’s, and is a walking ghost tour of amazing places in the downtown core you would otherwise never find on your own. Starting at dusk daily, this is an adventure into the paranormal and shadowy historical past of Canada’s oldest city, taking participants through shadowy alleys, winding lanes, and dark secrets even most locals don’t know about. Learn about murdered lovers, lost soldiers, unexplained fires, and dirty secrets hidden behind layers of time and bright colorful paint. … Read More

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Avalon wilderness reserve

AVALON WILDERNESS RESERVE

Whale House Guest House is sandwiched between two ecological reserves, the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (that’s the marine protected area directly off-shore from Whale House) and the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, a massive inland wilderness reserve over 1000 square kilometers in … Read More

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