Those who like living in the outdoors where it is not too crowded will love Newfoundland and Labrador. With most of the population living on the island of Newfoundland, Labrador is more scarcely populated. If you are fluent in English, you will have no trouble there, since over 90 percent of locals consider it their primary language. Packed with natural and scenic beauty, Newfound and Labrador is a truly unique part of Canada. And, if you want to move there, housing is much cheaper than larger cities such as Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province in the country. Its capital, St. John’s, is where about half of the locals call home. The province is divided into two parts, Labrador, part of mainland Canada, and Newfoundland, an island that is in the Atlantic Ocean, by the Strait of Belle Isle. Newfoundland borders Quebec. In terms of population, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the smallest provinces in Canada. It was formerly a colony, followed by a dominion of the U.K., but it became part of Canada in 1949.
Its geography stands out among other provinces, since thousands of small islands are included in the total area. Newfoundland and Labrador are triangular, while Labrador is the easternmost part of the Canadian Shield, meaning it is a vast area of metamorphic rock. Overall, Newfoundland has a humid continental climate with cool summers, due to the sea, but Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole have a wide range of climates. Parts of Labrador have either a polar tundra or a subarctic climate, with harsh, cold winters.
Many of the landmarks and attractions in Newfoundland and Labrador are centered on the province’s landscape, making it an outdoor lover’s dream. Gros Morne National Park of Canada is a sight to behold, as it has hills and fjords. If boating and hiking is your thing, check out Western Brook Pond. Are you more into coastal views? Cape Spear offers up a lookout, trails and a lighthouse. If you thrive on culture, The Rooms, George Street and Johnson Geo Centre are must-visits.