The Rock

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.

Europe is only 30 minutes away. Yes, a little French island (ever see the movie The Widow of St. Pierre?) – St. Pierre et Miquelon is just a ferry ride away.

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