Why vacation in Colourful Newfoundland? You may be wondering the same thing. If you’ve never been to Newfoundland and know little about this place, it’s easy to miss the point. Maybe you’re a sun and sand destination traveller, or maybe you’ve been to every Canadian province except for Newfoundland. Either way, if you’ve never been here it may be hard to believe in magic. Some say Newfoundland is in the middle of nowhere, but that’s a matter of perspective. Just take a look at a map and see where Newfoundland Canada is. One can easily say Newfoundland is in the middle of everything.
You’ve never seen colours and contrasts like in Newfoundland and Labrador. Colours that create emotion and inspire artists. Colourful flavours, so fresh you can taste the moment. Colourful people and stories with big contrasts, big skies, and big feelings that are strong and real. Everything fades and wilts over time, but here in Newfoundland, colours are more vibrant than anywhere else.
The feeling of being on the edge of the world. When you can go to a place and there’s not a sound, you know you’re somewhere special. When you’re here you’re part of the landscape. Just being able to go to this rugged place and experience the cultural and environmental beauty. In Newfoundland you can experience special things you won’t find anywhere else, like the Tuckamore trees, Newfoundland’s dwarfed coastal trees that can be 175 years old and shorter than you. Twisted and intertwined, tuckamore trees form an impenetrable edge, like the people that have lived here for so long. Volcanic coastlines, sub-arctic alpine, and 2000′ mountains unlike anywhere on earth. Quiet solitude and simple pleasures, like sitting on a rock and watching for a whale. Life is not about stuff, it’s about feeling good where you are and with what you do.
This place brings you back. Brings you back to nature. Brings you back to where you came from and brings you close to everything that’s important in life. Around here, life moves at its own pace. Peace and quiet can be found here and inside you, at the most easterly point of North America, where you can hear fin whales, dolphins, and seabirds from your kitchen window.
So what do you say? This year, how ’bout you get away from your grey box, your grey keys, and your grey screen, and experience colours again.
Whale House Guest House offers luxury boutique private suites with outdoor hot tubs overlooking humpback whale feeding grounds. Located next to the east coast trail in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, just 30 min from downtown St. John’s.