There's a sense of awe that comes over you when you stand on our coast.
Face East. You're standing on the edge of North America.
Rough. Rugged. Untamed. And completely natural.
Newfoundland and Labrador remains pristine. An untouched remnant of centuries long past. Explore it yourself and discover:
- Thousands of miles of rugged coastline.
- Two rural fishing villages right in the middle of a modern city.
- Wildlife of every description.
- Panoramic ocean views at every turn in the road.
- Open spaces as far as you can see.
- Air so fresh that it takes your breath away.
But the natural environment is just one of the many ways that St. John's, Memorial University, and Newfoundland and Labrador are different from just about anywhere else.
- Newfoundland and Labrador is twice the size of the entire United Kingdom, but we have half a million people and they have 60 million... we have a lot of free space for you!
- We have our own dictionary - The Dictionary of Newfoundland English
- Newfoundland issued its own postage stamp from 1857-1949... and it is still a valid mailing stamp today.
- Bell Island, near St. John's, is the only land site in North America which German forces attacked during World War 2.
- We have our own time zone - Newfoundland Standard Time.
- The Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland was once a part of Africa!
- North America's only Viking Site, a UNESCO recognized site, is right here in Newfoundland at L'Anse aux Meadows.
- We are closer to some European cities than we are to cities in our own country!