Frommer's Newfoundland and Labrador

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 7, 2012 - Travel - 256 pages
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A fascinating history, a vibrant contemporary culture, the friendliest people, and an untamed wild. Newfoundland & Labrador is an incredible vacation destination, boasting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the only authentic Viking settlement in North America; the rugged beauty of the Atlantic coastline; and the historic city of St. John's, offering shopping, amazing seafood, and lively nightlife. Along Newfoundland & Labrador's 10,000-mile coastline, humpback whales migrate northwards while 10,000-year-old icebergs drift south. Newfoundland is also home to some of the world's most accessible seabird colonies, with more than 35 million gathering each year. Outdoor adventurers can walk or hike the beautiful East Coast Trail, stopping at Cape Spear, the easternmost point in North America. And for culture mavens, music and art festivals abound.

Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador covers each of the province's regions in detail, offering more information than any other major guide. It provides readers with all they need to plan an unforgettable vacation, from the best place to eat Jigg's Dinner (and information on exactly what that is) and catch some lively traditional music, to the best whale- and puffin-watching tours and perfect camping sites.

  

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Contents

Table of Contents
The best Festivals and Special Events
Who Discovered the New Founde land?
Eating and Drinking
Suggested Newfoundland and Labrador Itineraries
St Johns
Nunatsiavut
Getting Around
Tips on Accommodations
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Andrew Hempstead is a travel writer and photographer who has traveled widely throughout Canada from his home in Banff, Alberta. His research for this book has taken him throughout the province, and along the way he has found himself dancing with the locals at the Shamrock Festival in Ferryland, getting up close and personal with icebergs at Twillingate, and hiking through a snowstorm in Gros Morne National Park. In addition to this book, Hempstead has authored guidebooks to Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies, Nova Scotia, and Vancouver, and he has co-authored guidebooks to Australia and New Zealand. His writing and photography have also appeared in many national and international publications.

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