Newfoundland and Labrador have the distinction of being the most easterly province in the country. Newfoundland's economy once heavily sustained by cod fishing is now more focused on offshore drilling. But it's not all work either - a strong cultural heritage coupled with fascinating geography makes it a great tourist spot for history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts. Strongly influenced by Irish, Scottish, English and French culture, Newfoundland is well known for its distinct music, sea shanties and also internationally known musicians such as Great Big Sea.
- Population - Total (2010) 509,200(est.)
- Official Flower - Purple Pitcher Plant
- Official Tree - Black Spruce
- Official Bird - Atlantic Puffin
- Largest city - St. John's
- Capital city - St. John's
Things to See
- St. John's - claimed to be the oldest English settled city in North America
- Outdoor activities - ranging from bird watching to snowmobiling, camping to kayaking.
- Historic landmarks - such as the place of the Vikings first landing in L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site or the UNESCO World Heritage site Gros Morne National Park.