While Canadians celebrate July 1st as Canada Day, for Newfoundland & Labrador it's known as Memorial Day as well — one of profound importance to our people and provincial character — and on 2016 we will mark July 1st like never before.
When you ask the question of an excited traveller to our province, “what is on your wish list?” inevitably they answer with, “they would like to see a whale in the wild,” “to see an iceberg,” “to experience the coastline and endless seascapes.” They are surprised to learn that you can experience all those things in St. John’s, the capital city. And it could not be easier to make it a reality - a short walk from your hotel to Pier 6, a hop on board Iceberg Quest to “experience the wonder.”
A day spent on the water is a quintessential experience when travelling to Newfoundland & Labrador. Set sail from St. John's harbour and witness the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales, 12,000 year old icebergs and elegant seabirds feeding in our coastal waters. Iceberg Quest’s award winning tour has been departing from St. John’s and Twillingate showcasing Newfoundland’s unique charm for over a decade. I sat down down with Captain Barry Rogers for an unforgettable hour as he regaled me with tales of his childhood on the water, the beginnings of Iceberg Quest and a sneak peek of some of their product offerings for 2016.
The Rooms is the place where it all comes together – our history, heritage, and artistic expression. The Rooms unites the Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum. A place for the people, The Rooms...