Newfoundland and Labrador is a province of Canada. It is located in the easternmost part of the country. The province is divided into two main islands: Newfoundland and Labrador. However, majority (roughly 90%) of its population live in the island of Newfoundland. Historically, the province is home to a wide range of ethnicity including French, Irish and the local tribes in this province. This makes travel to Newfoundland and Labrador exciting – there is so much culture to explore.
Given the geography of the province, there is a variety of climates and weather in Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, it spans up to 5 degrees of latitude. There are 6 climate groups with which the province belongs in. Therefore, you can go to one part of the province and experience a particular climate and then experience a completely different climate when you travel to the other side of the province.
Economically speaking, Newfoundland and Labrador suffered a decline when the cod fishery industry also ceased during the 90s. But at the start of the 21st century, the province’s economy turned around together with the boom in energy and resources. The major sources of economy in the province include mining, service industry, manufacturing, and oil production.
Your travel to Newfoundland and Labrador will consist mostly of exploring abandoned whaling station, lighthouses, national parks, and mountain ranges.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Official Language: English
Wi-Fi Availability: When you travel to Newfoundland and Labrador, you will find several coffee shops and hotels that offer free Wi-Fi.
Airport/s: St. John’s International Airport is the main hub for flights that travel to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Visa Required: The visa requirements for travel to Newfoundland and Labrador is the same with that of Canada.
International Driver’s License Accepted? When you travel to Newfoundland and Labrador, you can use foreign issued driver’s license for up to 3 months.
Driving: You will be driving on the right hand side of the road in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Crime: The crime rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is very low. In fact, it is tied with Prince Edward Island for having the lowest crime rate among the Canadian provinces.
Electrical Adapters: In Newfoundland and Labrador, the standard voltage is 120 volts at 60 Hertz.
Trivia: DID YOU KNOW that the oldest street and city in North America can be found in Newfoundland and Labrador?
My Stories on Newfoundland and Labrador
- 8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Newfoundland
- Photo Essay: The Southern Coast of Labrador
- Gros Morne National Park
- Red Bay
Newfoundland and Labrador: In Photos
Torngat Mountains National Park
L’Anse Aux Meadows
Travel to Newfoundland and Labrador Resources
- Plan Your Trip – Newfoundland and Labrador
- Newfoundland and Labrador Guide
- St. John’s, Canada – Lonely Planet
- Top 10 Things for Visiting Newfoundland