Embrace the differences in Newfoundland & Labrador
When you sail away from one of the ports of Newfoundland & Labrador, a piece of your soul will stay behind, calling you back until you can return. Anyone who visits this special place goes home with stories about the incredible scenery and the even more extraordinary people and adventures. It should not be of surprise that everyone is eager to return.
With stately mountain ranges, smooth beach rocks, serene forests, killer whales, sparkling lakes and a jagged ocean coastline like something out of a storybook, Newfoundland & Labrador truly is something to behold. The diverse ports in this province feature everything from raw, natural beauty to bustling downtowns with trendy retail shops and delicious restaurants and pubs. This place has the most beautiful landscapes and scenic vistas.
The most beautiful thing about this province, however, is most definitely the warmth and kindness of the people who live here. They offer a level of grand hospitality you just don't find anywhere else in this day and age.
Newfoundland & Labrador is home to four Cruise Atlantic Canada members, one partner port and three niche ports.
Nestled at the mouth of the glorious Humber River in the Bay of Islands, this charming city is home to so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you’ll be counting the days until you can return to take in more of them.
Filled with charm and unique characteristics, these beautiful French islands are located just a short cruise distance from New York or Boston’s ports. Two ports for two different experiences, Saint-Pierre a town built around its harbour, Miquelon a place to accommodate small cruise expedition ships.
A port town on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland & Labrador where history and scenery meld to form a landscape that will capture your imagination.
Newfoundland & Labrador is the ancestral home of distinct Indigenous cultures. The Labrador Inuit, NunatuKavummiut, Innu, and Newfoundland Mi’Kmaq all have a place here, and their cultural pillars have been built upon over countless generations, continuing to be strengthened by those who actively practice, share, and preserve this invaluable Indigenous knowledge.
Though each community and culture is unique, there is a common bond that ties them all together; a bond borne of centuries of adaptation and spiritual connection to the land leading to proficiency with, and respect for the resources it provides. This, and other Indigenous knowledge can be celebrated and woven into the fabric of Indigenous tourism for the betterment of all Indigenous peoples in Newfoundland & Labrador.
The unique culture of Newfoundland & Labrador is comprised of Indigenous, English, Irish and French heritage. For thousands of years, Indigenous groups settled in the province, and Vikings visited the area but European visitation did not begin until 1497, eventually creating French and English colonies in the province.For more on culture, check out Newfoundland & Labrador’s tourism site here.
Language: English, French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Time Zone: Newfoundland Standard Time
Climate: May and early June have a mix of mild days and cool nights, with temperatures ranging from 55°F (12°C) in the day to 40°F (4°C) at night. Summer days range from cool to hot, with temperatures at 60°F - 75°F (15°C - 23°C). Labrador summers are shorter and generally cooler, but extreme high temperatures are not uncommon.
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