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Visiting New Foundland & Labrador on Your Next Road Trip



On the surface, Newfoundland seems hardly an inviting land. Rocky, cold, barren, and sparsely populated, this province can be quite, well, tourist-intolerant. Disney World, it’s not. But take a closer look. With a little forethought and preparation, Newfoundland can be as rewarding and charming as any region in North America. This dramatic landscape hosts all types of marine birds and whales, while the province's interior can supply any outdoor enthusiast with their pick of activities.

Man and Mother Nature came together rather nicely in St. John's. Few cities in North America so easily blend together a cityscape with its natural surroundings. Just north of town sits the Avalon Peninsula, a typical eastern Canada nook known for its natural beauty. Start your visit at the Cape Spear National Historic Site where you'll find Newfoundland's oldest surviving lighthouse. Along these craggy cliffs you're sure to spot some of Newfoundland's most famous residents, the puffin. In the peninsula’s interior you'll find the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, a permit-only site home to herds of caribou. Just northwest is the Terra Nova National Park, a unique stopover when you consider that its land is split between coastal shores and inland forest. The diversity here is remarkable. Rugged shorelines, rocky cliffs, and hidden caves turn into mossy bogs and verdant evergreen forests.

Whatever your outdoor fancy, Canada is sure to capture it, no matter which direction you point the RV.

Just down the road, on Newfoundland’s northwest coast, lies the impressive Gros Morne National Park. This exposed western coastline holds some of Canada's most impressive scenery and landscape, including the Long Range Mountains, which are actually the northernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains. Rising some 2,000 feet above sea level, these plateaus tower over the surrounding coastline, offering tremendous views.

For the most intrepid of RVers, there is Labrador. A remote land northwest of Newfoundland, Labrador knocks on the door of the Arctic region, only 500 miles from Greenland. Sparsely populated, Labrador may act as the perfect tonic for those seeking an unusual adventure, far, far, far off the beaten path.

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