View Full Version : Newfoundland Things to do/shoot

07-01-2009, 01:19 PM
Hey members,

I'm thinking about going to Newfoundland for the first time in the very near future maybe for about 2 weeks.

I know it sounds ridiculous but can people point out fun things to do in Newfoundland. I'm traveling with my wife so i don't want the trip to only be about photography....but great photo spots are of course appreciated.

many thanks in advance,


07-01-2009, 01:59 PM
First and foremost..what part of Newfoundland?

07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
Thx Kat!

I'm thinking of flying into St. Johns and maybe flying back out of St. Johns which I hear is very cool. I'm into exploring that area as well as St. Pierre and Miquelon (France). I'll have 14-19 days total and I'll likely rent a car.

I'm absolutely open to ideas though...and I might well book this by midnight tonight....

all insight and ideas are greatly appreciated. :highfive:

07-01-2009, 10:21 PM
I'm afraid I've only been to the rock once and that was for 12 short hours. Working day :( I had my old Kodak point and shoot with me so I got a couple of shots while I was there.

You will, of course, have to take a trip up to the top of Signal Hill where you can get quite a view.


And don't forget to stop and have a beer on George St.


I really didn't see much more than that while I was there.

07-02-2009, 01:56 AM
I can have info to you for tomorrow. Just have to ask my mom. Hope that isn't too late!!!

07-02-2009, 02:49 AM
All good Kat, thx for the help- I'm trying to also decide where to fly in and fly out of of. It may be smarter to fly back to Mtl. from St. John's and perhaps fly into a different airport and rent a car. Thx for your input also Iggy, very scenic place.

07-02-2009, 02:53 AM
Hmm..14+ days you could fly into Cornerbrook and travel east to St. Johns. :)

07-02-2009, 11:58 AM
So far, looks like we'll arrive in St John's and leave from Deer Lake.
We'll likely stay in St. Johns for a few days, head south to St. Pierre and Miquelon for a few days and and return. Then we'll likely drive slowly toward deer lake. Aside from that, totally open so any additional suggestions are appreciated.

many thx!

07-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Right off the bat my first thought goes to...(still waiting on mom and relatives to get back to me)

Gros Morne! They have boat and walk tours. You'd have to go to the site for more info..haven't been there in years but just gorgeous!


07-02-2009, 12:09 PM
Don't know if you are into the history part but the viking park thing.


07-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Too bad your not driving, I just love the ferry ride and you can never know what you will see on the ride over, I would suggest L'Anse aux Meadows just worth going to. Also this is the celebration of Captain Bob Bartlett (http://www.bartlett2009.com/celebrations.asp). Signal Hill is also a great place to go. If I can remember any other places I will mention them, been a few years since I was last there.

07-02-2009, 12:11 PM
Speaking of Gros Morne..I never did this but family has... ice burgs!

Take a boat cruise on Western Brook Pond, a glacier-carved fjord in Gros Morne National Park.

07-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks so much for all this great info everyone!!! :thankyou:
Much appreciated.

07-05-2009, 10:08 PM
lighthousepicnics.ca in Ferryland (about an hour outside of St. John's) -- I'd definitely recommend that. Its right next door to the Colony of Avalon, another attraction. In St. John's, the typical choices include Signal Hill, Cape Spear, George Street...the Rooms...and so on.
I'd also recommend Gros Morne - the Western Brook Pond fiord tour.
If your friend would like to go off the beaten path...I'd recommend a day or two on Fogo Island -- making sure to visit Tilting and Joe Batt's Arm. Its a ferry ride over.

From my newfie cousin! :)