Top ChoicePark in Southeastern Avalon Peninsula

Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve

Designated a World Heritage site in 2016, this ecological reserve protects 575-million-year-old multicelled marine fossils – the oldest in the world. The only way to reach it is via a free ranger-guided hike from...

Top ChoicePark in Northern Coast

Torngat Mountains National Park

Named from the Inuktitut word torngait (place of spirits), this national park is the ancestral home of Inuit and their predecessors. Its spectacular wilderness features herds of caribou, polar bears and even...

Top ChoicePark in Northern Peninsula

Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park

A must-see for visitors to Newfoundland, this 1800-sq km coastal park and Unesco World Heritage Site features dramatic mountains, fjords, beaches, bogs and barren cliffs. Remnants of a mountain chain formed 1.2...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in St John's

Signal Hill National Historic Site

The city's most famous landmark is worth it for the glorious view alone, though there's much more to see. The tiny castle atop the hill is Cabot Tower, built in 1898 to honor both John Cabot's arrival in 1497 and...

Top ChoiceHistoric Site in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Leif Erikson and his Viking friends lived here circa 1000. Visitors can see the remains of their waterside settlement: eight wood-and-sod buildings, now just vague outlines left in the spongy ground, plus three...

Top ChoiceIsland in New-Wes-Valley

Greenspond

This windy island, which seems to dangle somewhere between the Atlantic and the end of the world, is one of Newfoundland's oldest continuously inhabited outports. While connected to the mainland by bridge,...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Northern Peninsula

French Shore Interpretation Centre

This tiny museum houses the French Shore Tapestry, one of the most stunning works of folk art in the province, if not all of Canada. This 66m-long masterpiece was woven by local women and displays the history of...

Top ChoiceMuseum in St John's

The Rooms

Not many museums offer the chance to see a giant squid, hear avant-garde sound sculptures and peruse ancient weaponry all under one roof. But that's The Rooms, the province's all-in-one historical museum, art...

Top ChoiceLighthouse in Cape Spear

Cape Spear Lighthouse

Constructed in 1835, the oldest surviving lighthouse in the province sits on the dramatic headlands of the continent's most easterly point. The wind here is deafening, the ocean enormous, and all in all, this is...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Prime Berth Fishing Museum

Run by an engaging fisher, this private museum, with its imaginative and deceptively simple concepts (a cod-splitting show!), is brilliant, and fun for mature scholars and schoolkids alike. It's one of the first...

Top ChoiceLighthouse in Western Newfoundland

Rose Blanche Lighthouse

Built in 1873, this is the last remaining granite lighthouse on the Atlantic seaboard. It's a slate-grey, rugged beauty, overlooking a stormy coast that matches the lighthouse for sheer stark aesthetics.

Natural Feature in Gros Morne National Park

Tablelands

Dominating the southwest corner of the park, near Trout River, are the unconquerable and eerie Tablelands. This huge flat-topped massif was part of the earth's mantle before tectonics raised it from the depths...

Park in Southeastern Avalon Peninsula

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Consisting of four islands in Witless Bay, this reserve is North America's largest Atlantic puffin colony, with more than 260,000 pairs nesting here during the late spring and summer. Every summer, more than a...

Village in St John's

Quidi Vidi

Over Signal Hill, away from town, is the tiny picturesque village of Quidi Vidi. Check out the 18th-century battery and the lakeside regatta museum, but make your first stop Quidi Vidi Brewery, which whips up...

Historic Site in Port au Choix

Port au Choix National Historic Site

This site is dedicated to the ancient burial grounds of three different Indigenous groups that date back 5500 years. The modern visitors center tells of creative survival in this rough area and of one group's...

Park in St John's

CA Pippy Park

The feature-filled 13-sq-km CA Pippy Park coats downtown's northwestern edge. Recreational facilities include walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a golf course and a campground. Memorial University, the...

Park in Southeastern Avalon Peninsula

La Manche Provincial Park

Diverse birdlife, along with beaver, moose and snowshoe hare, can be seen in this lush park only 53km south of St John's. A highlight is the 1.25km trail to the remains of La Manche, a fishing village that was...

Archaeological Site in Ferryland

Colony of Avalon

The seaside surrounds of the Colony of Avalon archaeological site only add to the rich historical atmosphere that permeates Ferryland. Join a tour and you'll see archaeologists unearthing everything from axes to...

Island in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Miquelon & Langlade

The island of Miquelon is less visited and far less developed than St-Pierre. The village of Miquelon, centered on the church, is at the northern tip of the island. From nearby l'Étang de Mirande a walking trail...

Park in St Anthony

Fishing Point Park

The main road through town ends at Fishing Point Park, where a lighthouse and towering headland cliffs overlook the sea. The Iceberg Alley Trail and Whale Watchers Trail both lead to cliff-top observation...