The easternmost region of Canada consists of the majestic Newfoundland island and mainland Labrador which is separated to Newfoundland by the Strait of Belle Isle. With the entirety of North Atlantic Ocean staring at its coastline, the region is home to the “Iceberg Alley” of the world, making it a place where iceberg sightings are more common than daylight.
Home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, the 10,000-year-old glacial giants can be viewed from many picturesque points along the northern as well as the eastern coast of the region. With exciting shapes and sizes of lands distributed throughout the region, one can never be sure what they will explore during a trail through any of these regions.
The most famous trail path, the East Coast Trail, consists of a series of nature paths that are spread in a 300-km long route along the coast. You will need to traverse towering cliffs and headlands while cruising through deep fjords in order to get to the other side.
The best part of the region is the welcoming and well-informed local community which will be willing to help any adventurer who might have gone too far in the jungle. Make sure to be prepared to navigate yourself out of such situations.
The Flora and Fauna
The place is home to more than 120,000 moose and humongous caribou herds which make it one of the largest ever regions for such animals in North America. While you’re at it, be sure to cruise along the coast to spot some of the most majestic mammals on this planet – the Viking Whale.
Other animals include black bears, otters, dolphins, humpbacks, minkes, seals, and orcas which you can locate in different regions of the coast. Sea birds such as the Northern wheatear, harlequin duck, piping plover, hawks, falcons, ospreys, owls, and American bald eagles are a common sight in the region.
Said to be inhabited by Vikings, UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as L’Anse aux Meadows are a great place to visit while in the region. Other than that, the Torngat Mountains National Park contains some of the oldest known mountain ranges in the world.