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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Nature
    third element is the vegetation of woods but on the Avalon Peninsula where Lowell lived this primarily consisted of low lying conifers and scrub Most likely Lowell knew little or nothing of the forested interior or the Northern Peninsula as at the time Lowell lived there were hardly any roads and nearly all transportation happened by boat Landscape Newfoundland can be divided into three regions the Newfoundland Highlands the Atlantic Upland and the Central Lowland The Newfoundland Highlands make up most of the western part of the island This region is the edge of the plateau which rises abruptly on the western shore and slopes gently to the east Elevations in this area reach a height of 814 m 2 671 ft in the Lewis Hills in the southwest This region is also sometimes called the Long Range Mountains The Atlantic Upland forms most of the south and east of the island This region is mostly a flat or rolling plateau with an average elevation of about 300 m about 1 000 ft There are some rugged hilly sections in the southeast on the Avalon Peninsula Bogs ponds and small lakes are numerous in this region The Central Lowland occupies the north central part of the island Most of this region is flat or gently rolling with almost all elevations less than 150 m 500 ft Shoe Cove September 2008 The coastline The almost 10 000 kilometres of coastline are extremely spectacular It consists of jagged rock walls that raise many dozens of metres out of the North Atlantic It is not for nothing that Newfoundland is also known as The Rock Along this irregular and deeply indented coastline are hundreds of bays and sheltered coves with beautiful small villages nestled in it Rivers and lakes Newfoundland has many rivers

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Literature
    is a brilliant and accomplished writer Wayne Johnston Baltimore s Mansion Baltimore s Mansion introduces us to the Johnstons of Ferryland a Catholic colony founded by Lord Baltimore in the 1620s on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and centres on three generations of fathers and sons Filled with heart stopping description and a cast of stubborn acerbic yet utterly irresistible family members it is an evocation of a time and a place reminiscent of Wayne Johnston s best fiction Wayne Johnston The Navigator of New York The Navigator of New York is set against the background of the tumultuous rivalry between Lieutenant Peary and Dr Cook to get to the North Pole at the beginning of the 20th century It is also the story of a young man s quest for his origins from St John s Newfoundland to the bustling streets of New York and the remotest regions of the Arctic Devlin Stead s father an Arctic explorer stops returning home at the end of his voyages and announces he is moving to New York as New York is to explorers what Paris is to artists eventually he is declared missing from an expedition His mother meets an untimely death by drowning shortly after Young Devlin who barely remembers either of them lives contently in the care of his affectionate aunt and indifferent uncle until taunts from a bullying fellow schoolboy reveal dark truths underlying the bare facts he knows about his family A rhyme circulated around St John s further isolates Devlin always seen as an odd child who had inherited his parents madness and would likely meet a similar fate Devlin who has always learned about his father through newspaper reports now finds other people s accounts of his parents are continually altering his view of his parents Then strange secret letters start to arrive exciting his imagination with the unanticipated notion that his life might contain the possibility of adventure Nothing is what it once seemed Suddenly a chance to take his own place in the world is offered giving him courage and a newfound zest for discovery It was life as I would live it unless I went exploring that I dreaded Caught up in the mystery of who his parents really were and anxious to leave behind the image of the Stead boy at the age of twenty Devlin sails carrying only a doctor s bag to a New York that is bursting with frenzied energy and about to become the capital city of the globe where every day inventors file for new patents and three thousand new strangers enter the city a city that already looks ancient although taller buildings are constructed constantly There he will become protégé to Dr Cook who is restlessly preparing for his next expedition be introduced into the society that makes such ventures possible and eventually accompany Cook on his epic race to reach the Pole before the arch rival Peary This trip will plunge Devlin into worldwide

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Facts and Figures
    Highest point The Cabox 814 meter Longest river Exploits River 246 km Population 2011 Newfoundland 487 808 2006 479 105 1991 538 099 Labrador 26 728 2006 26 364 1991 30 375 Total province 514 536 2006 505 469 1991 568 474 Source Population and Dwelling Counts Newfoundland and Labrador Census Division 2011 Census The official provincial flag of Newfoundland and Labrador The flag of Newfoundland not official Density 4

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: General Travel Information
    or other documents establishing their citizenship Naturalized U S citizens should carry evidence of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate Visitors from all other countries must have valid national passports Money The currency used in Newfoundland is the Canadian dollar CAD which is divided in 100 cents Canada s money is issued in notes of 5 10 20 50 100 1000 dollar and coins of 1 cent 5 cents 10

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Getting there
    and from Northern Europe modern jet travel is available to bring you to Newfoundland Airlines Air Canada Air Canada tango and Air Canada jazz operate regular air service to Newfoundland and Labrador with connections available from all major centres in the United States and Canada Air Transat offers charter flights from Toronto to Newfoundland and Labrador during the summer months Air Canada jazz Provincial Airlines and Air Labrador provide regular service within Newfoundland and Labrador Air Labrador also offers service through St Anthony to many points in Labrador Provincial Airlines also offers service to the French island of St Pierre Approximate travel times by air Boston St John s 3 hours London St John s 5 hours Montreal St John s 2 hours Toronto St John s 3 hours Halifax St John s 1 hour 30 min Websites of airlines Air Canada Air Canada Tango Air Canada Jazz Provincial Airlines Air Labrador Air Transat 2 By ferry 2 1 From Nova Scotia to Newfoundland Year round vehicle and passenger ferry service is provided by Marine Atlantic between North Sydney Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques Newfoundland Crossing time is 6 hours This ferry connects with the trans island bus service operated by DRL Coach Lines From mid June to mid September an additional ferry operates between North Sydney and Argentia in eastern Newfoundland which are 45 kilometres from Route 1 and 131 kilometres from the provincial capital of St John s Crossing time is 12 14 hours For rates and schedules contact Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau P O Box 250 North Sydney NS B2A 3M3 Telephone 902 794 5700 Toll Free Canada and U S 1 800 341 7981 Website http www marine atlantic ca 2 2 Strait of Belle Isle There is daily ferry service in summer between St

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Travel & Stay :: Getting around
    the website http www roads gov nl ca Road sign along the Trans Canada Highway Highway map A free highway map is available at most Tourist Information Offices or can be ordered at The Government of Newfoundland Labrador Watch out for moose There are about 110 000 moose on the island of Newfoundland and most highways go through good moose habitat Moose are great to look at from a distance If you see one on or near a highway use extreme caution slow down and prepare to stop Like all wild animals moose are unpredictable Be sure the moose has either crossed the highway or gone back into the forest before resuming your drive Also if you see a vehicle stopped on or near the highway the driver may have spotted a moose so be cautious Avoid driving at night if possible as most moose vehicle accidents occur between dusk and dawn If you must drive at night slow down Scan both sides of the highway with your lights on high beam unless overtaking other traffic and pay attention to warning signs A road sign like Caution moose next 11 kilometres means moose cross there frequently Traffic Regulations Drivers must carry a valid Driver s Licence Vehicle Registration Certificate and Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage Legislation requires that motorists carry lump sum public liability and property damage insurance of 200 000 The driver and all passengers must wear seat belts Radar detectors are illegal It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol limit exceeding 05 per cent Car rental The major car rental firms Avis Budget Hertz Rent a Wreck Thrifty are plentiful at the airports and main towns advertisement RV rental Islander RV Sales Rentals is one of the largest dealers in the Atlantic region At Islander RV

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Travel & Stay :: Distances and driving times
    1 10 513 6 25 659 9 28 423 5 17 Branch 331 4 08 903 11 17 1049 13 29 145 1 58 Buchans 198 2 29 522 6 31 668 9 56 528 6 36 Burgeo 566 7 05 305 4 03 676 10 31 896 11 12 Cape St Mary s 342 4 17 913 11 25 1059 13 34 171 2 08 Carbonear 300 3 45 872 10 54 1018 13 14 101 1 22 Carmanville 64 1 04 632 7 54 778 10 58 394 4 55 Clarenville 161 2 00 717 8 58 863 11 25 186 2 20 Conche 658 8 13 633 7 55 140 2 04 986 12 19 Corner Brook 357 4 28 219 2 44 467 7 27 687 8 35 Deer Lake 307 3 50 265 3 19 417 6 56 637 7 58 Ferryland 354 4 25 926 11 35 1072 13 44 75 0 56 Gambo 46 0 34 618 7 43 764 10 26 294 341 Gander 0 0 00 572 7 09 718 9 56 330 4 07 Glovertown 72 0 53 634 7 55 780 10 35 273 3 25 Goobies 190 2 22 745 9 19 891 11 40 157 1 58 Grand Bank 371 5 02 919 11 29 1065 14 58 355 4 54 Gander Port aux Basques St Anthony St John s km time km time km time km time Grand Falls Windsor 95 1 11 477 5 58 623 8 59 425 5 19 Harbour Breton 280 4 10 702 8 47 848 12 37 610 7 37 Hawke s Bay 514 6 32 477 6 10 204 3 24 844 10 33 Hermitage 274 4 04 697 8 43 843 12 31 604 7 33 Keels 206

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Travel & Stay :: Where To Stay?
    Some smaller bed and breakfasts or guesthouses may want cash For those who are looking for self catering accommodation at a lot of places in Newfoundland there are cabins or cottages for rent Newfoundland also has excellent camping facilities A great variety of parks and camping grounds are available for those who are travelling with a tent trailer or motorhome Camping in the wild is allowed all over Newfoundland except for the National and Provincial Parks where you have to stay on the official camp grounds A good website for searching your accommodation is Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Where To Stay Tip For visitors of the Bonavista Peninsula the Artisan Inn in Trinity offers excellent accommodation Our experiences During our journeys to Newfoundland we spent the night in all different kind of ways We have been travelling around with a small light weight hiking tent we have been guest in hospitality homes and guesthouses and have slept in hotels and inns One time we hired a cabin by the sea in winter time and stayed with friends in Twillingate But what we really like most is travelling around by camper or motorhome In that way we have found marvelous places for an overnight stay usually with an ocean view Very special and maybe therefore our most beloved accommodation is Quirpon Lighthouse Inn To get there one have to drive to the most northerly point of The Northern Peninsula rijden but it is worth the long drive more than that Quirpon Lighthouse Inn is located in a 1922 lightkeeper s home on the shores of Quirpon pronounced like harpoon Island Fully restored in 1998 by Linkum Tours Quirpon Lighthouse Inn now features a number of guest rooms in Victorian style Included in the price for a room are all meals and

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