ABOUT NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
This is where the sun rises first. Where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest European settlement and one of the oldest cities in North America, but has been a province of Canada for barely 65 years. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Here, you can experience a solitary wilderness one day and immerse yourself in a vibrant culture the next. This is a land of rich history and natural wonders: stunning coastlines, breaching whales, icebergs, and some of the most incredible skyscapes you'll ever see.
With a temperate climate, Newfoundland and Labrador is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking in the late spring, summer, and fall, as well as sports like snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. From vibrant cities to quaint, historical outports, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and winding coastlines – there are always fascinating places to see and countless things to do.
Gander, town, northeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies just north of Gander Lake, 206 miles (332 km) northwest of St. John’s. Gander is home to a major international airport. The site was selected as an air base in 1935 by the British Air Ministry, and transatlantic flights began in 1939. During World War II it was a vital base for air ferries to Britain and Atlantic patrol aircraft. In 1945 the base became a civil airport controlled by the Newfoundland government, and in 1949, when Newfoundland joined the Canadian confederation, the airport was acquired by the Canadian government. The airport became a principal stopover point in the early years of postwar transatlantic air travel, but its importance diminished with the introduction of long-range aircraft that did not require refueling. The present-day town, built on a new site a few miles from the field, was incorporated in 1954. Gander’s name derives from the river (and the abundant wild geese in the area) that feeds the lake
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Grand Falls–Windsor, town, central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It lies along the Exploits River and the Trans-Canada Highway, 266 miles (428 km) northwest of St. John’s. Grand Falls developed around a newsprint and pulp mill built in 1909 by the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company. There is a large hydroelectric plant at the falls that gave the town its original name. With adjacent Windsor (formerly Grand Falls Station), it is the commercial centre of the region and is a base for fishing (salmon and trout) and hunting (moose and caribou). Grand Falls and Windsor became one town in the late 1980s. Pop. (2006) 13,558; (2011) 13,725.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay is a town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Located in the central part of Labrador on the coast of Lake Melville and the Grand River, Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the largest population centre in that region. Located in Central Labrador, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is a gateway to the North. Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the only location in Labrador where road, sea and air services all come together with quality infrastructure, along with an extensive range of commercial services including government support agencies, training, and professional support services.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay lies at the southwest end of Lake Melville near the mouth of the Churchill River. The town is located on the southern shore of a peninsula created by Terrington Basin to the north and Goose Bay at the south. The town has facilities catering to a full range of recreation and athletic activities for both winter and summer. The unspoiled wilderness environment at our back door stretches for hundreds of kilometers in every direction and offers countless opportunities for world-class hunting, fishing, photography, canoeing and snowmobiling in winter, just to name a few of the activities popular within the region.
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St. Anthony is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. Anthony serves as a main service centre for northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador. With a population base of 2,500 people and a regional population of 25,000, St. Anthony is the hub of the Great Northern Peninsula. St. Anthony has a rich and vibrant history. Named in 1534 by French explorer Jacques Cartier it held a strategic location to rich fishing grounds and a haven to fishing fleets. It was later named St. Anthony Haven. In 1892 a British doctor named Wilfred Grenfell arrived in St. Anthony and commenced building a medical system that has grown to serve the entire region of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Iceberg Capital of the World -The northern tip of Newfoundland is the most accessible region to view such a high number of icebergs. Starting in late spring - often lasting until mid-summer, massive sized icebergs are common sightings along the coast. Whale watching is another beautiful and magical pastime in this area. This region has the longest whale watching season in North America. This is due to the immense capelin feeding grounds, which surround our area. Capelin is also the key food of the Atlantic Cod and many other fish.
The St. Anthony community is very recreation oriented. The town of St. Anthony Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of community activities, sports programs, parks and playgrounds.
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