Plan your trip to Newfoundland

Flights to Newfoundland are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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St. John's
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
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Newfoundland: Where Europeans first met the North American Indians

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s most easterly province, is comprised of Labrador, a large piece of land connected to mainland Canada, Newfoundland Island in the Atlantic Ocean, and over 7,000 other tiny islands. The Vikings landed here first in the 9th century at L’Anse aux Meadows where they likely met all of Newfoundland’s native tribes including the Micmacs, the Innus, and the Inuits. Today, visitors can get to know pieces of these rich Aboriginal cultures at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North Labrador.

Quirky Newfoundland

The first thing travellers to Newfoundland will notice is the “Newfie” accent, a mash-up of English, Irish, French, and Aboriginal. It varies in hardness depending on the area of the province—it’s weaker in urban areas like Labrador City and St. John’s and stronger in rural parts of the province. It gets easier to understand the more time travellers spend here. Another of Newfoundland’s quirks is its time zone. Newfoundland Island and southeast Labrador are 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Atlantic Canada’s provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island—whereas Northern Labrador’s clocks are consistent with the rest of Atlantic Canada. Visitors can “line-hop” from one time zone to another near Cartwright, Labrador, just like in Greenwich.

The natural wonders of Newfoundland

Whale watching is a big number on the Newfoundland coast, and visitors can either charter their own boats to see the tails pop out of the Atlantic or enjoy the wonder from the East Coast Trail, a hiking route on Newfoundland Island, or from the Torngat Mountains on the coast of Northern Labrador. Newfoundland’s interior is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts as well. The plentiful lakes, rivers, and streams are perfect for anglers. Huge areas of wilderness are a paradise for walkers in the summer and cross-country skiers in the winter, while kayakers can travel along the 29,000 kilometres of beautiful coastline, with a stop in Red Bay for an authentic Newfoundland lobster lunch.

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Newfoundland must-see destinations

St. John's

St. John's

St. John’s, Newfoundland is defined by its location. Hugging the Atlantic Ocean and home to more fisheries (and fishermen) than anywhere else in Canada, it’s as maritime as it gets. Fabulous seafood and gorgeous waterfront views are among the many benefits, but the best might be the local traditions like Kissing the Cod, where all visitors must visit a pub and quite literally kiss a fish. Fortunately, the back half of the tradition is a shot of Newfoundland Screech, a locally-made rum with a 40% alcohol count. It was originally bottled to keep the boatmen warm on cold winter nights, but is now available for everyone to enjoy. Newfie Screech has floored more than its fair share of Brits who swore they could hold their drink.

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Airports in Newfoundland and Labrador serviced by Air Transat

Currency

As part of Canada, Newfoundland uses the Canadian dollar, which you can get at most banks, or obtain once in Newfoundland and Labrador at currency exchange establishments or through automated teller machines (ATMs).

Official language

Canada’s official languages are English and French. Both are spoken in Newfoundland.

Entry/exit requirements

For information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel website.

As of March 15, 2016, travellers looking to visit Canada will be required to fill out an application form (eTA). This document will be required when boarding a flight to Canada. For more details, please visit Canada.ca/eTA.

Tourist Office

To get information regarding Newfoundland, please visit the Tourist Office Website.