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A boy explores the Newfoundland viking trail in Arches Provincial Park

Step Back In Time With Our Guide To Family Travel in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland’s quaint fishing villages belie a dazzling history like no other place on Earth. The colorful towns and stunning scenery of Canada’s easternmost province make it a treat for all visitors. But for history buffs, it is something truly magical. Newfoundland is one of the few places in the world where you can walk on the Earth’s mantle.

Newfoundland is also famous for its Viking history. Newfoundland is currently recognized as the original settling point for Nordic explorers who set foot in America over 400 years before Christopher Columbus. And there is no better place to experience this than on the Viking Trail.

Newfoundland is also home to one of the country’s most scenic National Parks, the incredible Gros Morne National Park. And if you visit during the spring and summer, don’t miss the unforgettable experience as thousands of massive icebergs make their way along the northern coast of Newfoundland through Iceberg Alley!

Our Guide To Travel In Newfoundland with Kids

Check out some of our most popular Newfoundland blog posts to whet your appetite for this amazing province.

Tips For Family Travel in Newfoundland & Labrador

Traveling to Newfoundland means adjusting to a slower pace in life. The locals are friendly, relaxed, and always open for a chat. If you don’t mind slowing down to their pace of life, you’re in for a world of amazing stories and incredible experiences. If you can’t handle the local pace, you might want to skip the towns and hang on your own.

Our Newfoundland travel guide will help you navigate what you need to know about visiting Newfoundland and Labrador. If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Capital
    • The capital of Newfoundland is St. Johns. This urban center is located on the eastern coast of Newfoundland. St. John’s is a hotbed of art, culture, and food.
  • Maritime Life
    • Newfoundland has fishing in its heart. The coast is filled with colorful fishing towns. And visitors to Newfoundland are never far from their famous lobster and seafood chowder meals.
  • Art and Culture
    • St. Johns Newfoundland isn’t the only art hub of Newfoundland. The northern area of the province is home to Fogo Island. This artist sanctuary houses artists looking for inspiration from the province’s breathtaking scenery.
  • Slow Pace of Life
    • There is no way of getting around it. Life in Newfoundland travels at a slower pace than the rest of the world. And this speed drops further in the more rural areas. Expect a relaxed pace, and don’t be surprised if even food trucks take their sweet time getting you your meals.
  • Newfoundland with Kids
    • The slow pace of Newfoundland combined with its relaxed style is a perfect math for family travel. There is endless wilderness to explore, and whether your kids prefer urban or nature, you will find lots to keep them busy.
  • Cellular
    • Newfoundland and Labrador has an excellent cellular system in its major cities. You may find service spotty in the north and more remote regions of the province. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Canada

Most major cities throughout North America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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