Your Stay in Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's area
Accommodations are not provided for visiting learners in the St. John’s area. Visiting learners in the St. John's area are required to arrange and pay for their own accommodations.
Outside St. John's
Larger communities and rural hospitals, outside the greater St. John's metro area, are sometimes able to provide housing accommodations. Visiting learners must contact the hospital directly to discuss the details of these arrangements. Memorial University does not engage in housing accommodation negotiations for visiting learners.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism website includes up-to-date information for the reservation of hotels, hospitality homes, and bed & breakfast rentals within Newfoundland & Labrador
Visiting learners will be responsible for provision of their own meals. Many hospital teaching sites have cafeteria services available to visiting learners at a cost.
For information regarding public transit in the greater St. John’s metro area, please visit the Metrobus website. Students may purchase per-ride or monthly Metrobus passes at the University Centre on MUN campus, among other sites throughout the city.
CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
During the summer, temperatures range between 14 and 24ºC. A sweater and a raincoat is advisable.
During the fall, temperatures range from -2 to +14ºC. There are many outdoor activities and many opportunities for hiking and photography. Warm clothing is advisable, particularly at night.
During the winter, temperatures are variable. Average Newfoundland winter temperatures range from -6 to 1 ºC. While St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula are warmer, wetter, and foggier than other parts of the province, parts of Labrador average -18 to -8 ºC during the winter months. Cold-weather winter clothing and boots are advisable.
Larger centres such as St. John's, Gander, Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor have Arts and Culture Centres, theatres, indoor sports and fitness centers, golf, curling, nightclubs and other attractions. Many smaller communities take advantage of nature for recreation. Popular activities, especially in the rural areas include fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, photography, painting, visiting historic sites, camping, berry-picking and picnicking. Outdoor winter sports are available in most areas.