Newfoundland Festival

The Best 20 Newfoundland Summer Festivals to Attend in 2019

1: THE WOODY POINT WRITERS FESTIVAL The picturesque town of Woody Point, Newfoundland hosts several festivals throughout the summer, but the most iconic is the Woody Point Writers Festival. Overlooking scenic Bonne Bay and located at the foothills of the … Read More

Witless Bay

Are you planning on visiting the Witless Bay Marine Ecological Reserve or staying in one of the close towns within the Marine Protected Zone like Bay Bulls, Mobile Bay, Tors Cove Village, or the Town of Witless Bay? … Read More

Was Newfoundland it’s own Country?

Most people don’t realize Newfoundland used to essentially be its own country. It was what’s known as a dominion which basically functioned the same way as an independent country up until 1934 when a British appointed commission started to rule it. It wasn’t until March 31, 1949, when after one of the closest votes in Canadian politics, Newfoundland and Labrador officially joined Canada. … Read More

Tors Cove - Sleepy little town with great views

Tors Cove Village

The sleepy town of Tors Cove should be on the bucket list for anyone visiting the Witless Bay and greater Marine Ecological Reserve area here on the Avalon Peninsula. Tors Cove Village is a short drive from St. John’s and … Read More

Our towns and cities, soaked in centuries of colourful history and culture

Why Colourful Newfoundland?

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. … Read More

The Newfoundland Wolf is Back

In May 2012 Joe Fleming from Bonavista Newfoundland shocked the world when he posed in a photo with an 82 pound animal he killed with his rifle on the Bonavista Peninsula. Joe had thought the animal was a coyote but at closer inspection, he believed it was actually a wolf. Later the animals DNA was analysed and sure enough, it was a wolf. … Read More

Newfoudland Phrase book

Newfoundland Phrasebook Part 1

Because of it’s island culture and general isolation, language evolved differently in Newfoundland and Labrador when compared with the rest of Canada. Yes, English is the main language and it’s no problem to communicate, but you will stumble across strange … Read More

Top 10 things to do in St. John’s Newfoundland

1: Whale Watching Lot’s of places in the world offer a chance to catch a glimpse of a whale, but in Newfoundland you can see hundreds of whales before even getting on the water. With thousands of whales visiting coastal … Read More

Santa’s Origin Story

When the Holiday season comes around, you can’t without seeing pictures of a tubby man in red. Santa Claus is all over, and despite the fact that he’s customarily connected with the Christmas occasion, his backstory comes from a mix … Read More

Christmas Whales

Thirty-five years ago, a small group of whales were trapped in ice in Springdale harbour. They became known as the Christmas whales, and saving them became a community project. … Read More

photo: Elizabeth Whitten, circa 2015 Mummers Parade

Mummer’s Festival – let them all in!

The history of the Mummers Festival – an annual parade of people dressed as mummers. It’s a wonderful spectacle, full of young, old, locals and people who haven’t the faintest what a mummer is. … Read More

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