A fascinating history, a vibrant contemporary culture, the friendliest people, and an untamed wild. Newfoundland & Labrador is an incredible vacation destination, boasting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the only authentic Viking settlement in North America; the rugged beauty of the Atlantic coastline; and the historic city of St. John's, offering shopping, amazing seafood, and lively nightlife. Along Newfoundland & Labrador's 10,000-mile coastline, humpback whales migrate northwards while 10,000-year-old icebergs drift south. Newfoundland is also home to some of the world's most accessible seabird colonies, with more than 35 million gathering each year. Outdoor adventurers can walk or hike the beautiful East Coast Trail, stopping at Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America. And for culture mavens, music and art festivals abound. Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador covers each of the province's regions in detail, offering more information than any other major guide.
It provides readers with all they need to plan an unforgettable vacation, from the best place to eat Jigg's Dinner (and information on exactly what that is) and catch some lively traditional music, to the best whale- and puffin-watching tours and perfect camping sites.
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LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR. 1 The Best Travel Experiences. 2 The Best Spots for Observing Wildlife & Nature. 3 The Best Scenic Drives. 4 The Most Picturesque Villages. 5 The Best Hikes & Walking Tours. 6 The Best Family Activities. 7 The Best Places to Discover Local History & Culture. 8 The Best Festivals & Special Events. 9 The Best Hotels & Resorts. 10 The Best Bed & Breakfasts, & Heritage Inns. 11 The Best Restaurants. 2 NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR IN DEPTH. 1 Newfoundland & Labrador Today. Dictionary of Newfoundland English. Native Inhabitants of Newfoundland & Labrador. 2 Looking Back at Newfoundland & Labrador. The Little Man from Gambo Dateline. 3 The Lay of the Land. Canine Companions. 4 Newfoundland & Labrador in Popular Culture: Books, Film & Music. 5 Eating & Drinking in Newfoundland & Labrador. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR. 1 When to Go. Newfoundland & Labrador Calendar of Events. 2 Entry Requirements. Passport Cards: The New Way to Enter Canada for U.S. Citizens. 3 Getting There & Getting Around. Destination Newfoundland and Labrador: Pre-Departure Checklist. 4 Money & Costs. 5 Health. 6 Safety. 7 Specialized Travel Resources. What Things Cost in Newfoundland & Labrador. 8 Sustainable Tourism. It's Easy Being Green. General Resources for Green Travel. 9 Special Interest Trips & Escorted General Interest Tours. Ask Before You Go. 10 Staying Connected. Online Traveler's Toolbox. Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource. 11 Tips on Accommodations. 4 SUGGESTED NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR ITINERARIES. 1 The Regions in Brief. 2 Newfoundland & Labrador in 1 Week. 3 Newfoundland & Labrador in 2 Weeks. 4 An Extended Weekend in St. John's. 5 Exploring the West & Labrador. 6 Newfoundland & Labrador for Families. 5 ST. JOHN'S. 1 Essentials. 2 Getting Around. Fast Facts: St. John's. 3 Where to Stay. 4 Where to Dine. Dining Money Matters. Fi' n' Chi'. 5 Exploring St. John's. Spa at the Monastery. Step Back in Time at Petty Harbour/Maddox Cove. 6 Festivals & Special Events. 7 Outdoor Activities. Grand Concourse. 8 Shopping. 9 St. John's After Dark. 6 AVALON PENINSULA. 1 Irish Loop. The Sights & Sounds of Ireland. Lighthouses. Graveyard of the Atlantic. 2 Cape Shore. 3 Baccalieu Trail. 4 Conception Bay. 5 East Coast Trail. Hiking Tips. 7 EASTERN REGION. 1 Bonavista Peninsula. Clarenville's Geese. Camping on the Bonavista Peninsula. Random Passage. 2 Burin Peninsula. Ghosts of Days Gone By. A Little Bit of France, Just Off the Coast of Newfoundland. Cod Fishing and the Grand Banks. 3 Terra Nova National Park. 8 CENTRAL REGION. 1 Gander. 2 Kittiwake Coast. Fogo Island. 3 Grand Falls-Windsor. 4 Baie Verte Peninsula. 5 South Coast. Conne River Mi'kmaq Reserve. 9 WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. 1 Port aux Basques to Stephenville. The Last French Stronghold. 2 Corner Brook. 3 Deer Lake. 4 Gros Morne National Park. Gros Morne Theatre Festival. 5 Northern Peninsula. Moose Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. Walking Trails. Creating New Money from Old Traditions. Roadside Peculiarities. Escape to Quirpon Island. 10 LABRADOR. 1 Labrador Straits. Understanding the Labrador Flag. Bakeapples. 2 Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Festivals & Special Events. 3 Churchill Falls to Labrador West. Navigating the Trans-Labrador Highway. 4 Nunatsiavut. 11 FAST FACTS. 1 Fast Facts: Newfoundland & Labrador. 2 Airline, Hotel & Car Rental Websites. INDEX. General Index. Accommodations Index. Restaurant Index.
Andrew Hempstead is a travel writer and photographer who has traveled widely throughout Canada from his home in Banff, Alberta. His research trip for the 4th edition of this book took him throughout the province, and along the way, he found himself dancing with the locals at the Shamrock Festival in Ferryland, getting up close and personal with icebergs at Twillingate, and hiking through a snowstorm in Gros Morne National Park. In addition to this book, Hempstead has authored guidebooks to Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies, Nova Scotia, and Vancouver and has co-authored guidebooks to Australia and New Zealand. His writing and photography have also appeared in many national and international publications.