|Corner Brook||C$ 380|
|Grand Falls-Windsor||C$ 313|
|Deer Lake||C$ 380|
|St. John's||C$ 296|
|Happy Valley-Goose Bay||C$ 648|
|Rocky Harbour||C$ 380|
The most easterly of the Canadian provinces changed its name in 2001 to better represent the cultural and geographical influence of Labrador, the mainland portion of these coastal lands. The locals have long made a modest living by and around the frigid ocean. Labrador is on the mainland and juts into the icy Atlantic, while Newfoundland is a massive, 42,000-square-mile, rocky island. Whether its tundra, rocky highlands, or craggy coastline, book a cheap flight to Newfoundland and Labrador and soak up this land where the terrain is powerfully pristine, and the people have a charming warmth and humour about them.
Newfoundland covers a lot of geographic territory, so technically it has more than one climate type. Generally speaking temperatures in the summer don’t get any higher than the low 20s (Celsius), and in the winter average highs struggle to reach freezing – and can often be far below, depending on where on the island you are.
Unless you love blustery winters, come in July or August when temperatures are highest.
The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador is, well, all of it. The best way to see the coasts and the interior is to drive, so rent a car. But take caution: Wildlife poses a serious hazard in roadways, and hitting a moose is a much more dangerous prospect than a deer. Be alert.
(prices quotes are from London)