The island of Newfoundland is part of the Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador. It wasn’t until 1949 that the island joined Canada.
- 1583 – 1707: Colony of Newfoundland, a Colony of England
- 1707 – 1907: Colony of the United Kingdom
- 1907 – 1934: Dominion of Newfoundland, an Independent Country
Newfoundland enjoys one of the most active environments in the Western world, including world-class skiing, abundant natural resources such as and nickel, numerous historical sites, and a wealth of hiking, fishing and hunting activities. Just a few of the things many visitors and residents enjoy are:
- Whale Watching
- Iceberg Kayaking
- Salmon Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Moose Hunting
Although Newfoundland seems far away, it’s actually much closer than most people think. A direct flight from Newark, NJ will get you to the Rock (as Newfoundlanders affectionately call the island) in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Some Famous Newfoundlanders…