Newfoundland and Labrador offers amazing recreation – from water sports to snowshoeing in pristine landscapes. When people experience this province, they want to make a return visit. Discover why people love the recreational opportunities on this beautiful island.
20 Reasons to love Recreation in Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador offers amazing recreational opportunities. The island's Avalon Peninsula was named recently as the "top coastal destination" by National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Newfoundland is looking forward to welcoming even more visitors in the future. Each vacationer will find recreational activities to suit their preferences. Tourists are faced with endless choices for fun and activity.
20 Reasons to love NL Recreation
1. Enjoy water sports including boating, swimming, kayaking, diving, canoeing, fishing, and other fun activities.
2. Fish in lakes and ponds and catch everything from tiny trout to huge salmon.
3. Go on boat tours – leisurely boat rides, whale-watching trips, and iceberg-watching expeditions.
4. Attend local regattas in St. John's, Harbour Grace, Placentia, and other communities.
5. Go bird watching. View sea birds, rare birds, and bald eagles.
6. Stroll on forest paths and encounter rabbits, fox, moose, and other wildlife.
7. Explore bogs and marshes and examine plants including the pitcher plant – Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial flower.
8. Hike on the cross-island trail system, 1500 km of coastline, or through open spaces.
9. Wander through unique parks such as Gros Morne. Be amazed by unusual flora.
10. Climb to the top of Gros Morne and get a spectacular view of mountains and fiords.
11. Take one of Newfoundland's adventure cruises. They are available throughout the island – from the Avalon to Labrador.
12. Camp in the island's parks and enjoy recreation from walking and swimming to organized events and activities.
13. Explore outports, towns, and cities such as the historic streets of St. John's.
14. Cycle the island. Bike breathtaking routes like the 'Irish Loop' on the Avalon Peninsula.
15. Go mountain biking and experience challenging bike rides in magnificent surroundings.
16. Play golf on the island's first-class courses.
17. Go dancing – from step dancing to the Irish 'lancers' to contemporary dances. There is always a kitchen party close at hand.
18. Have fun snowmobiling on groomed and non-groomed snowmobile trails. Even in almost untouched landscape in parts of Labrador!
19. Go on a skiing trip (cross county and alpine skiing).
20. Enjoy winter! Skidooing and snowshoeing – popular recreation for locals and tourists!