You can arrive in Canada, following just a five hour flight! Yes, it is absolutely true. Canada's most easterly province of Newfoundland can be reached in just five hours on a direct Air Canada service from London Heathrow.
What is more, this is an incredible destination with a wide range of attractions and activities in a picture-perfect setting, all just waiting to be discovered.
Cradled between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland brings with it incredible vistas and extra-ordinary experiences. Being the same geographic size as California yet populated by just 527,000, brings wide-open spaces at most every turn. Visit historic towns and fishing villages nestled around fjords, coves and bays as you explore the shoreline. You’ll find plenty of fresh sea air along Iceberg Alley, where a sparkling spring parade of towering bergs unfolds ever year. When icebergs drift south, humpback whales migrate north – quite a sight to behold.
Canada’s youngest province tells some of the world’s oldest stories. It is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including infamous Gros Morne National Park which took 485 million years to create. Here you can take a hike along the Earth’s mantle through glacially-carved fjords, surrounded by towering cliffs and thunderous waterfalls. L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. Visit the encampment and talk to characters who bring the Viking history to life.
St. John’s, positioned on the eastern tip of Newfoundlands Avalon Peninsula, is an ideal combination of big-city luxury and small-town charm. As the oldest and most easterly city in North America, this is where heritage lives. Wander down the narrow, criss-crossing streets carved by horse and carriage over 100 years ago. Pass the colourful jellybean row houses wedged together in every space lining the sides of steep hills and hidden alleyways. Once you’ve meandered down to the working harbour of the waterfront, look towards the Narrows and imagine a time when the waters were brimming full with fishing schooners.
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