What happened to the Cord wood bar circa 1985
I'm confused about Red Bay and Saddle Island. We will be visiting on a cruise ship on July 16. It appears that the historic site is on saddle island. I can find no information on a ferry. Is there one? Is there an historic display of some type in town?
I have a friend in Nain and he was interested in checking out these abandoned sites and the hopedale DEW site. I have looked all over but am not able to find directions to any of these places. Would you be able to tell me where these locations are or maybe someone he could ask in Nain?
What's the best way to plan a trip from New York City to L'Anse aux Meadows?
is there any wildlife to see around nain in september?
We have some time off at the end of September and are considering renting an RV and driving around Newfoundland. I did a quick check and many sites seem to close around mid-September. Is the end of September a good time to visit or should we wait until next year? We've never been to Newfoundland so we want to make the most of this first visit!
What are the season like in Newfoundland? I've been to BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, am going to visit Quebec. And am pondering a visit to Newfoundland.
We will be arriving on Oct by cruise ship. Since it is a Sunday all the car rental agencies are closed. I have contacted several tour guides but they are booked. Would love some ideas on how to get around and spend time from 8AM to 6PM. We would love to see Gros Morne but the cruise ship charges $179pp.
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.
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!
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 :).
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?
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?
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?
what are my options for getting to town from the airport? Is there a shuttle bus?
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?
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!
Jo & David
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.
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 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?
and I can just not go bc it is not awesome just ok.
1) Conception Bay
• Harbour Grace
• Bay De Verde and Grates Cove
• Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve
• Cape St Mary Ecological Reserve
• Burin (and hiking trail
doing western Brook Bond boat tour
and back to st john area
• Signal Hill National Historic Site FREE
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
200 military Rd
FREE 8 – 3PM M – F to 6PM sat and 12:30PM Sunday
• Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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
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