The fall in Newfoundland is spectacular for so many reasons. Known for fine weather, sunny skies, and comfortable temperatures that extend further into the year than most other Canadian Provinces, there’s no better season to plan a romantic fall getaway.
We’ve always had a special place in our hearts for autumn in Newfoundland. There’s something romantic and unique about this time of year, with bright colours, a crisp vibe, and sweater weather. With so many fun autumn things to do this fall in Newfoundland if you haven’t yet fallen in love with autumn in Canada, take a moment to experience what fall has to offer and why so many romance lovers look forward to lazy fall days, hot tub weather, and falling in love with autumn in Newfoundland.
What makes fall in Newfoundland so special compared to the rest of Canada?
Across Canada, once September hits, temperatures generally start to cool. Some Provinces like Alberta, for example, can see their ski hills open as early as October. Newfoundland, however, is in a special category of its own.
Because of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream and fall Jet Stream orientation, Newfoundland sits in a miniature Shangrila belt throughout the fall months, with idyllic days continuing longer than anywhere else in Canada.
The Newfoundland Gulf Stream, which is located just 320 kilometres offshore, has a profound effect on weather. Changes to the North Atlantic Gulf Stream would mean drastic climate changes, especially for Newfoundland, which would experience colder summers and storms in greater frequency and intensity.
Newfoundland’s fall weather means many berries, bright autumn colours, and sunny skies
“Summertime is fine with me,” says a sailor getting ready to launch their boat at Tors Cove Wharf “but fall’s what I love the most. No bugs, lots of berries, amazing colours, sunny skies, and ideal conditions on the water“.
There’s no problem spotting a sail on the horizon throughout the fall. Newfoundland is well known among the sailing community as a top destination for fall sailing, with predictable winds, warm temperatures, and ideal conditions to venture out on the water.
The conditions as so great the Newfoundland Recreational Cod Fishery opens up for a second round at the beginning of the Newfoundland Fall from Saturday, September 24, 2022, to Sunday, October 02, 2022.
Cod caught in the fall tastes better. Don’t believe us? Just ask a Newfoundland fisher
Did you know cod fish caught during the Newfoundland fall cod fishing season taste different than cod caught in the summer?
Because of changes in their diet, switching from eating capelin to herring means the fish becomes a little firmer and, according to local fishermen, a little tastier too.
Often it’s during the fall fishing season the locals stock up on their supplies for the winter.
Get the hot tub suite that’s never available and dinner reservations at the restaurant you’ve always wanted to try
What was impossible in the summer is attainable (and better) in the fall.
Newfoundland is a great place to travel year-round, offering fantastic options for staycation seekers, weekend romance warriors, adventurers, and explorers. With competition for accommodations and top-rated restaurant reservations fierce throughout the summer months, if you weren’t lucky enough to get the oceanside hot tub suite or reservations at The Fork Restaurant on the dates you wanted, planning a fall escape is a great way to get the dates you want and experience one of the best seasons Newfoundland has to offer.
Fall in Newfoundland brings the best food to the table
Foodies are another group that savours the fall. With autumn harvests coinciding with the fall hunting and fishing season, fall is the time fresh locally sourced food is most abundant, which means you can expect the freshest ingredients and most inspirational cuisine at the best Newfoundland restaurants
If you’re looking for the ultimate Newfoundland cultural food experience, be sure to check out Lori McCarthy at FoodCulturePlace (Formerly: Cod Sounds), Newfoundland’s cultural food ambassador.
Featured in National Geographic and Forbes, if you want to take a deep dive and experience storytelling through food, the way it’s always been done, be sure to see what Food Culture Place and Lori Mccarthy has to offer.
From the Book Back Cover: Lori McCarthy and Marsha Tulk have been collecting and cooking their way through the wild foods of Newfoundland for decades. This book showcases their experiences and shares the stories they have captured through their work and the people they’ve met. Through it all runs a deep love of everything that it takes to harvest, hunt and prepare these foods to be enjoyed.
Food Culture Place leads readers through a one-year food journey.
Check out the book here
So what are you waiting for? Fall is here and right now is the best time to get out there and experience the ultimate romantic fall getaway in Newfoundland.
Do you have a romantic fall activity in Newfoundland that’s a favourite of yours? Please post and share in the comments below. We would love to hear about your Newfoundland fall romance adventure tips and ultimate romantic fall getaway ideas. We just want you to be happy.