Introducing Newfoundland and Labrador

Introducing Newfoundland and Labrador

Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world, well known for its friendliness, beautiful nature and maple syrup! As well as the stunning national parks you should visit when you study abroad in Canada, let’s look at some other things to do and places to visit in Canada’s most easterly province Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nature

One of the top attractions available in Newfoundland and Labrador is Whale watching. OK, we know you can spot whales in different parts of the world, but how many places offer the chance to go on a Puffin and Whale Watch Cruise? If you’re lucky enough to study abroad in this beautiful part of Canada, make sure you take a cruise around the amazing Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, where you can spot not only whales but also puffins and icebergs!

History

Other sea-related attractions in Newfoundland and Labrador are a number of breath-taking lighthouses with rich history. The nearest lighthouse to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is the Cape Spear Lighthouse, which is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province. It was built in 1835 and marks the continent’s most easterly point. It’s only an hour drive from the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, so you can easily visit both places in one day.

Cape Spear Lighthouse

If you want to explore beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador a little more during your English course, there are some other lighthouses worth a visit. Rose Blanche Lighthouse, the last remaining granite lighthouse on the Atlantic coast or the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, with a puffin colony living just offshore.

Fun in the city

Why not try Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt in St John’s, the province’s capital! It’s serious fun for everyone! The game lasts for 2 hours and all you need is a smartphone and energy to walk about 2 miles around the city centre. Your task is to search for 150+ items including monuments, statues, and other points of interest. Once you find as many as you can, you submit a pictures to score points. You’re guided by a remote guide that will help you along the way, you can text the guide for advice and it can also give you bonus points for creativity. So, exercise your brain and get your walking shoes on and have some fun in Newfoundland and Labrador!

If you want to spend more time in this amazing part of Canada, get in touch with the friendly staff at Newfoundland International Student Education Programme. They will help you choose the right high school programme in the area and help you to have a life-changing experience in Canada.

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