"Is it really just the rock? Where is Labrador?" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Newfoundland and Labrador by jamiesno

Newfoundland and Labrador
Quick Synopsis

To be technically accurate the correct name for this province is Newfoundland and Labrador. I have also attached a map, that accurately portrays the province as a whole.

I have emailed Virtual Tourist and hopefully the name change will be reflected soon throughout this web site but in the mean time now you know!!!!

Labrador is the mainland portion of Newfoundland and Labrador and the place to visit for the ultimate in adventure tourism!!

This is where I consider "home".

If there is any sense of adventure in you, visit this pristine final frontier in Canada!

The rest of my Newfoundland and Labrador travel tips will focus on the northern region of the province that are a little more isolated and take a little more sense of adventure to get to, so the challenge is out there! The Labrador region is massive and even though it is my home region very few local residents have even managed to see it all!!!

Labrador is a large geographical region with a land mass area of 294,330 square kilometers. Geographically, the United Kingdom or Atlantic Canada could fit into the land mass of Labrador.

The Labrador region of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is approximately three times the size of the Island portion of the province, yet less than 10% of the province?s population lives here.

Labrador has 32 communities, of these, 26 are stretched along the extensive coastline. There are 2 urban centers in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Labrador City.

Here is a famous quote but don't let it scare you away!

"...it should not be named the Newland, but the land of stones and rocks, frightful and ill-shaped. - Except at Blanc Sablon there is nothing but moss and stunted wood; in short, I dream rather than otherwise that it is the land God gave to Cain."


Thoughts on Labrador

Since Labrador is where I consider "home" I don't know where to start but I have grown to really appreciate the region and understand what makes it special and how all the regions collectively make Labrador one of Canada's most diverse and untamed regions.

The number of different cultures, different geographies and industries make it a very special place. It is often referred to by some as the "Big Land" and you'll get that feeling once you start exploring it!!

Please follow up tips on this region and there are some communities that I have been able to drill down further on for you. You can find them within the tips and go from there or here are some of them below as well:

Nain, Nunatsiavut
Rigolet, Nunatsiavut
Battle Harbour, Labrador
North West River, Labrador
Happy Valley - Goose Bay
Southeastern Labrador
The Labrador Straits

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  • Pros:The landscapes, people and different cultures.
  • Last visit to Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: Jun 2004
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  • Oct 28, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    thanks 4 the info on natuashish , going there in spring 2 work thanks

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    Sep 16, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    hi: it is my 1st day of travelling through NFL and Lab courtesy your pages. i will continue my trip tomorrow :-)

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    This is a magic page....great, great stuff!

  • brewjohnson's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Absolutely incredible pages! Thank you so much for sharing all this great info. Really impressive work.

  • Dec 8, 2007 at 5:46 PM

    Just wanted to say hello to Michelle. Its been a while an wondered what you were doing. Entered your name in google and viola! So nice to see your photography is paying off. Harry and Ruby would be so pleased. Love from Ruth & Phil Lake

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    Jun 18, 2007 at 6:29 AM

    Gorgeous pages here with fantastic info and superb photos! A great example of a top-5 VT page :-) I think I'd love to visit here: nature, seafood festivals, history... and dog breeds? LOL! Greetings from the desert / Jess

  • Mar 16, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Looking at what was said about the ferry Sir Robert Bond, its a nice ferry. Please avoid this barge at all costs, I lived in Goosebay for 3 years and traveling on that boat was torture. Its expensive, uncomfortable and extremly boring!!! AVOID

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 9:57 AM

    Great page with interesting tips and photos. Greetings.

  • bobsreturn2004's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2006 at 3:04 PM

    I love your pictures about Labrador,Is it true that less than 30,000 people live here.ive read a bit about the Innuit people and to be honest would like to know more.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 8:35 PM

    Excellent details & history about communities in this area! Yes, I should really consider this area. Any polar bear? I'd love to see one. I think they are mostly in Churchill, right?

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