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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

This is where the sun rises first. Where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest European settlement and one of the oldest cities in North America, but has been a province of Canada for barely 65 years. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Here, you can experience a solitary wilderness one day and immerse yourself in a vibrant culture the next. This is a land of rich history and natural wonders: stunning coastlines, breaching whales, icebergs, and some of the most incredible skyscapes you'll ever see. 

With a temperate climate, Newfoundland and Labrador is a perfect place to enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking in the late spring, summer, and fall, as well as sports like snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. From vibrant cities to quaint, historical outports, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls, and winding coastlines – there are always fascinating places to see and countless things to do.

Locations in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Gander, town, northeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and LabradorCanada. It lies just north of Gander Lake, 206 miles (332 km) northwest of St. John’s. Gander is home to a major international airport. The site was selected as an air base in 1935 by the British Air Ministry, and transatlantic flights began in 1939. During World War II it was a vital base for air ferries to Britain and Atlantic patrol aircraft. In 1945 the base became a civil airport controlled by the Newfoundland government, and in 1949, when Newfoundland joined the Canadian confederation, the airport was acquired by the Canadian government. The airport became a principal stopover point in the early years of postwar transatlantic air travel, but its importance diminished with the introduction of long-range aircraft that did not require refueling. The present-day town, built on a new site a few miles from the field, was incorporated in 1954. Gander’s name derives from the river (and the abundant wild geese in the area) that feeds the lake

For further information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gander,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador


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