6 Thing You Didn’t Know About Atlantic Puffins

Facts about Puffins you didn’t know! See why they are a crowd favorite! … 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

Avalon wilderness reserve

AVALON WILDERNESS RESERVE

Whale House Guest House is sandwiched between two ecological reserves, the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve (that’s the marine protected area directly off-shore from Whale House) and the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, a massive inland wilderness reserve over 1000 square kilometers in … 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

puffin patrol

The Puffin Patrol

Do you like Puffins? If so, you’re going to love staying with us. Whale House Guest House is in the middle of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home of the largest colony of Atlantic Puffins in North America. With over … Read More

Wildlife in Newfoundland

The Story of Moose

Moose are such an iconic symbol here in Newfoundland, it’s hard to believe they’re actually not native to the island at all. That’s right, moose are not from Newfoundland at all. In 1904, four moose were introduced to the Newfoundland … Read More

Murres and Kittiwakes

It’s for the Birds

Millions of sea birds come to nest on the five bird islands in Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland during the summer breeding season to lay eggs and to raise their chicks. Witless Bay is about 50 km south of St. John’s … Read More