Why Do Beluga Whales Keep Hanging Around the South Coast of Newfoundland?

For some reason, beluga whales keep hanging around the south coast of Newfoundland in harbours and just off the whale watching decks of coffee shops. This year, like most years, was a real pleaser for anyone who went whale watching. It’s no secret Newfoundland’s Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve is one of the best palaces to spot whales and other marine mammals that migrate to these rich ocean waters every year, but this whale watching season was extra special. … Read More

Darrel Blatchley is the director of the museum and personally conducted the necropsy, an autopsy for animals.

What’s the solution to single-use plastics?

Over 40 kilograms of plastic was found in a dead whale’s stomach last week – a stark reminder of the impact of single-use plastics on marine life … Read More

Anthony Boudain on Newfoundland, Food and People

5 things that surprised Anthony Bourdain on his Newfoundland Vacation

During Anthony Bourdain’s last visit to Newfoundland, he noticed a few things right off the bat. Want to know what Newfoundland looks like through the eyes of Bourdain? Here’s the top five things he noticed: 1: Game meat is popular … Read More

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

come for the view - return for the food

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

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

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

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

The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Map

WITLESS BAY ACCOMMODATIONS

ACCOMMODATIONS IN WITLESS BAY Planning on visiting the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve? Looking for the perfect place to stay? Here are some things to keep in mind before making your booking. As you can see in the map, the Witless … Read More

SCREECHED IN

Want to get Screeched In ? ? Or maybe you’re just wondering what the heck being Screeched In means? Before we answer that question, let’s start by understanding what Screech is and where it comes from. Screech is a rum … Read More

ST. JOHN vs ST. JOHN’S

Getting ready to fly to St. John’s? ✈ Maybe this is your first trip to Newfoundland or even your first trip to Canada ? ? We just want you to be happy and have a fantastic experience, regardless of where … Read More

Annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival

Festivals in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Planning on exploring the city St. John’s during your stay with us? Here’s a short list of some of the more popular festivals scheduled to take place in the capital city this summer. NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR FOLK FESTIVAL (August 3rd … Read More