Category: History

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Moose Bologna

Moose are not native to Newfoundland and Labrador. They’re actually an introduced species (The story of how Moose were Introduced to Newfoundland is surprisingly fascinating). Approximately 115 years ago in 1904 Moose were first introduced to the island of Newfoundland

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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

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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

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Tors Cove - Sleepy little town with great views
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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

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

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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

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Newfoudland Phrase book
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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

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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

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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

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