Is there anyone that has been on the Labrador trip of the Northern Ranger? We would like to know more about the trip along the coast of Labrador and what is offered by the Ship Northern Ranger such as food and accomodations along that route. If someone has taken that vessel we would like to contact them. We would like to hear from someone that ACTUALLY has done that.
Hello, I'm planning to visit Labrador next September - I want to take the Northern Ranger up/down the coast. I'm ok to Blanc Sablon but can anyone tell me how to travel on to Black Tickle to catch the ferry? What are my options (I don't drive)? Thanks. Barbara
Is there a bus from Deer Lake to Stephenville?. From the airport or close by. Thanx
Checking out how to get to the Labrador province from Quebec city by train, has anyone been in the last months or so. Planning mid October 2012, not sure if the Tshiuetin rail passenger train is still running. It's all a bit confusing! Cheers
I have never thot of going all the way to NF from Edmonton, thinking all the time that I should do the Canadian Rockies while I am here! But today when googling for something more unusual i.e.visiting Northern Canada and the original Canadians, I came across a fantastic website: adventurecanada.com/pdfs/201... which featured Newfoundland as one of its destinations! So, now, I'm wondering whether I should fly all the way across Canada to St John's after all, to meet up with my dear friend and her lovely boys?? And, perhaps, even join them for a vacation in PEI where Judy has booked a cottage?? I really didn't plan to fly across Canada to go to the Maritimes since I had seen much of Eastern Canada (cities mostly) when I was in Ottawa for 10 months in 1989. And Judy comes to Malaysia now and then for business, so I can always meet her there, again. So, what would you recommend? Jasper and the vicinity (after Banff turned out to be much ado about nothing to me?) or visit my Newfie friend and see NFL and even PEI instead? Would these locations pose a very different experience for me than say, the west coast of Scotland or Scandinavia/Lapland?
I posted this on Halifax forum, too. My girlfriend is a huge Reba McEntire fan and she's got the tickets for Reba's concerts on Sept.29 and 30. I'd love to surprise her with backstage passes for our anniversary because I know she'd love to meet Reba, but I don't know where to look for them. I'm willing to pay, of course, and I know there are about a dozen passes given away for every concert, but I need your help as to where I could get them? Do radio stations maybe give them in a competition, or should I look at the venue? Any help would be appreciated, it would be a great gift for our 3rd anniversary :). Thanks!
Hey, Looking to find the cheapest way to get to Macallum/Hermitage Bay from The Ferry from Sydney NS to Port Aux Basque ,NFLD. We are going to be walking on the ferry and travelling light. Couple Fishing rods and travell packs. Not to familiar with the area going to see where My grandfather grew up and walk in his footsteps for a couple of days. Any one know or got any suggestions. Please Let me know. On a tight Budget under400 Travel budget for transportation costs. Looking for 2 People possibly 4. Are there any lodgeing there and eatery/pubs? Fishing spots for rod n reel to catch a meal or two?
Hi, I am considering a full time job in Goose Bay, I do not want to buy a home just yet, is there reasonable rental places? Thanks. Hermel
Hello! Thank you all who have replied to my previous posts. I have a food question - where can you eat downtown, and that it's affordable? Thanks!
Hello! what are my options for getting to town from the airport? Is there a shuttle bus? thank you!
Hello! Could you tell me if it is considered safe to travel to St.John's for a couple of days if one is a female and traveling alone? Is the town considered safe and are there any general things that should be avoided? Thank you!
can we take our minivan alone on the ferrys. Would it be cheaper then renting a car? Thank You
My husband and I (along with our golden retriever) are planning on camping in Newfoundland this summer (the month of July). This will be our first visit to this lovely land and need lots of advise as to the best provincial parks to plant our tent! I received the guide in the mail but it means very little to us since we are not familiar with the parks themselves or any wonderful small towns to visit. We look forward to any advise any can give us! Cheers Jo & David
Hi, We'll be traveling to Newfoundland this summer - late July for 2 weeks - arriving an departing from St. John's and renting a car from there. The places we want to visit seem to be far apart and I'm concerned about the amount of driving. Here is our draft itinerary - any thoughts? Should we cut something or add something? 2 nights St. Johns 2 nights Trinity/Bonavista area 1 night Fogo Island 1 night Twillingate big drive up to St. Anthony's/L'Anse aux Meadows for 2 nights Gros Morne for 5 nights and long drive back to St. John's for 2 nights
Could you please let me know when this year's festival is (2011)? Thank you
We are travelling to Newfoundland at the end of July to attend a wedding in St. John's. We will arrive on a Thursday evening, explore St.John's on Friday, attend the wedding on Saturday and then will have 4 days to explore until we depart on the following Thursday morning. We are considering a visit to the Bonavista area where the bride is from, however we are open to ideas of what to see in such a short time. We would appreciate any help in planning this trip. Thank you.
· Burin Most beautiful little town!! And its boardwalk over the waters of its rocky shoreline Then St Lawrence, then fortune, grand bank o Fortune Head Ecological Reserve (off rte 220 FREE) Protected fossils dating from the planet’s most important period of evolution. · Hiking trails Ask at burin Heritage museum about locating the cook’ss lookout trailhead. It is a 20 mins walk from town to the panoramic view. Off pollux cr in st Lawrence, the rugged, breath-draining Cape trail (4km) and chamber cove trail (4km) shadow the cliff edges and offer amazing vistas down to rocky shores and some famous WWII shipwrecks
of all these hiking trails which one I should never miss if I just have one day? Trail Summary Trail Name Distance* Time* Activity The Heritage Trail 1 km 30 minutes Hiking Green Head Cove 2 km 40 minutes Hiking & Biking Sandy Pond(***) 3 km 1 hour Hiking Malady Head (*****) 5 km 1.75 hours Hiking Louil Hill 4 km 1.5 hours Hiking Blue Hill Pond 5 km 1.75 hours Hiking Southwest Brook 6 km 2 hours Hiking Buckley Cove 7 km 2.75 hours Hiking Blue Hill West 10 km 3.5 hours Hiking & Biking Coastal Trail 9 km 3 hours Hiking Ochre Hill 8 km 3 hours Hiking Dunphy’s Pond 10 km 3.5 hours Hiking & Biking
is it just for the lighthouse or anywhere close to the cliff area? if I do not want to get into the light house is it still going to charge me3.9 for the car just to get close to the area? if that is the case I will skip Cape Spear national historic site and just drive down to witless bay area and eventually finish the irish loop
our plane should arrive 3:50AM, and by the time we get our car at 6AM, I am thinking of starting to drive down to irish loop b/c I just heard a lot of great things about the area, I am not too into getting on the boat trip to see the puffins or whales as I have seen a lot of that while in alaska twice before. but I like scenic and landscape as I do photography as a hobbie. but do u think I can do all on this loop and get back in st john for overnight stay? ty
and I can just not go bc it is not awesome just ok. 1) Conception Bay • Brigus • Harbour Grace • Bay De Verde and Grates Cove • Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve • Cape St Mary Ecological Reserve • Trinity: • Bonavista • Burin (and hiking trail Gros Morne doing western Brook Bond boat tour and back to st john area Downtown area • Signal Hill National Historic Site FREE www.pc.gc.ca/signalhill The city’s most famous landmark 1. Cabot Tower 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Daily is also free, provide a great view of the city. 2. You can see Cannons and remains of the late 18-centruary British battery at Queen’s battery & Barracks further up the hills 3. Visitor center 10 a.m. to 6 p.m M- F 4. North head Trail connect Cabot Tower with battery neighborhood • Quidi Vidi Over signal Hill, away from town is this tiny village, here you will find the oldest cottage in North America, Mallard Cottage (2 barrows rd FREE 9:30 – 4:30PM May – Sep) • Basillica of St. John the Baptist http://www.thebasilica.ca/ 200 military Rd FREE 8 – 3PM M – F to 6PM sat and 12:30PM Sunday • Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist www.sji.ca/cathedral FREE 22 churchhill, one of the finest Gothic architecture in North America 10-Noon 2-4:30 M – Friday • Fort Amherst Just across from signal Hill FREE open 24 hrs • Government House www.mun.ca/govhouse on military Rd, it was built at the same time as the White House but 4 times the cost Built at the same time as white house but cost 4 times more • Colonial building was the seat of government from 1850 – 1960, the limestone for the building was coming from cork, Ireland Military Rd and bannerman Rd Latterly next to the government house North of St John • Ocean Science Center www.osc.mun.ca FREE 10 – 5PM It is about 8km north of St john just before Logy bay, from the city take Rt 30 (logy bay Rd) , then follow marine Dr to Marine Lab rd and take it to the end • Secluded and Rocky, Middle Cove and outer cove are just a bit further north of Rt 30 North at the head of Torbay Bight is the enjoyable short Father Troy path, which hug the shorelines. The view from the cap St Francis is worth the bumpy gravel Road from Porch cove West Of St John • On Topsail rd (Rte 60), just pass paradise is topsail, and its panoramic view of conception bay and its islands South of St John • Cape Spear national historic site • Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
how is weather like then like in the mid 50th? • Cape St Mary Ecological Reserve • Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve • Witless Bay Ecological Reserve which one should I go if I want to see iceberg and seabirds , it would be great if I can see closely of them and not have to get on a boat
I would like to know if there are Petrocan gas stations in Goose Bay? We would like to send certificates to family there.
Hi, If anyone would like to join me on my trip to the French island of St. Pierre & Miquelon, then please check the message I posted on St. Pierre & Miquelon's forum. All the details are there. Here is the link: VT Forum temporarily unavailable Thanks, Dawid
I am planning to have my wedding at Paradise Cove & Spa hotel in Mauritius later this year. I wanted to hold my wedding "on the beach under a palapa (sort of a small pavilion with grass forming the top) with unlimited seaview at the background" but the hotel failed to provide a picture to me showing the same. I can only found this on the internet. mauritius.tropical-holidays-... There is a picture at the link above showing one single palapa on an elevated platform near the sea, but it is NOT on the beach. I know they have a man-made beach but that was inside a cove so there is no unlimited seaview. Could anyone please kindly advise (i) if the hotel has a beach with unlimited seaview as background (ie not inside the cove) and has palapas on it? (ii)He said there is a 2Km white sandy beach adjacent to the hotel. Is such beach within walking distance from the hotel? How long does it take to walk to go there? (This is important to me as I need it as my wedding venue. I know this can be available at other hotels but I like the rooms of Paradise Cove & Spa.Also, this hotel is cheaper. Hence I hope really hope to hold the wedding at this hotel. ) Thanks for any advice.
Intending to spend the time in Western Newfouldland exclusively - is this a good idea, or should I venture east/inland at all (or even a run to St.Johns)? Please suggest itinerary ideas. This is my first time in NF.
could not find a phone number to call ty Daisy
from downtown area? I tihnk I would get to airport like 3AM. I am thnking of staying somewhere around Gower st. city hostel ty Daisy
I am planning to be there after mid june, as I was planning I realize to get to St Anthony, it would a long long drive from the goose bay NP, so I dig and dig and found I can also take boat trip to see iceberg from twiliinggate which is much much closer for me to get to. but do u all think it is same whether I take the trip from st anthony or twilinggate? also at the twilinggate boat trip they did not post the cost, not sure how much it cost, they have 3 schedules morning mid afternoon and afternoon, which in ur opinion is the best time to see ice berg, I am also passionated about photography, I do not want the light to be too bright :) ty Daisy