Welcome to Newfoundland           


Newfoundland Music

Pre-Columbian Newfoundland

The Beothuk of Newfoundland

Interesting Facts about Newfoundland

The Introduction of Moose to Newfoundland

Newfoundland Money

Newfoundland Postage Stamps

The Telegraph Cable in Newfoundland

Garden Agriculture in Newfoundland

6 Newfoundland recipes

How large is Newfoundland?

Hiking in Western Newfoundland

The Vikings


Flora and Fauna

Newfoundland wood heating values

Some Bed and Breakfasts in Newfoundland

Southwestern Newfoundland geology

Mary Dalton

A poem by our first Governor (1628)

Newfoundland's native orchids

SS Caribou survivors

SS Caribou victims

Two favourite Newfoundland songs

Newfoundland Arts

The native trees of Newfoundland

Exotic trees in Newfoundland

An English Oak in Newfoundland

This is Ruthie with the cat

This is Ruthie with the Cat

Mount Moriah, Corner Brook, circa 1935

MV Blue Puttees Sailing to Newfoundland
The 'MV Blue Puttees' docked in Port aux Basques harbour in winter. During the summer months, ferries cross between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland 2 or 3 times a day, depending on the schedule.

Channel-Port aux Basques harbour

Arriving in Western Newfoundland
The'MV Blue Puttees' and the 'MV Highlanders' are among the largest ice-breaking passenger ferries in the world. And they dock right here in Port aux Basques. It's quite a sight to watch the stream of vehicle traffic that disembarks from them each day. Read more here.

Trans-Canada Highway

Trans-Canada Highway
The Trans-Canada Highway at Channel-Port aux Basques. The ferry and bus terminal are just around the corner, 2 kilometres away.
The wonderful St. Andrews Na Creige golf course is just a few miles north of Port aux Basques at St. Andrews.

The Time in Newfoundland

Our Region
Swept by familiar winds, a transit point for more than 500,000 people per year, and a good place to live: learn more about Port aux Basques and southwestern Newfoundland.

Read more about Channel - Port aux Basques.

Read more about our area.

Ten Mile Pond

Gros Morne National Park
That's the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the background. You can hike to the top of Gros Morne Mountain, but 'check in' with Park Headquarters in Rocky Harbour first, just in case the fog comes in and you get lost. Happens once in a while.
You'll find some interesting facts about Newfoundland
Viking knorr L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Viking knorrs approach L'Anse aux Meadows in 2000.


View of St. John's Harbour (click image)


Fishing boats at Long Point, Port aux Port Peninsula (click image)

Knorr bowspit headmast

A knorr bowspit headmast
The Hermitage: St. Mary's Place of Solitude and Prayer
In the Codroy Valley of southwestern Newfoundland.

Alpacas of Newfoundland


Historic Port Union

Grenfell Properties, St. Anthony

Mary March Museum (Grand Falls-Windsor)

Terra Nova NationalPark of Canada

The Rooms: Museum, Art Gallery, Archives

Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada

The Colony of Avalon

Memorial University

Government House

The Official Anthem of Newfoundland and Labrador The Ode to Newfoundland

Read about the torpedoeing and sinking of the S.S. Caribou on October 14, 1942

The Last Voyage of the S.S. Caribou

And learn about the fascinating story of:

The Last Voyage of His Majesty's Transport Phyllis (1795)

The online book The Myth and Mystery of John Cabot can be found at this link:

The Myth and Mystery of John Cabot

Take a look, and read about, the first regular ferry to sail between Port aux Basques and North Sydney:
The S.S. Bruce, 1897-1911

One cord of dried birch has the same heating value as approximately 110 gallons (500 litres) of furnace oil.

The Trans-Canada Highway in Newfoundland

Archival Moments
Selections from archives in Newfoundland and Labrador

Starchamber Rules for Newfoundland (1633)


Click below for a map of Newfoundland with driving times

Click below for a map of the island of Newfoundland


The Way to Newfoundland

Southwestern Newfoundland highlights

Southwestern Newfoundland as seen from the Space Shuttle

Old Newfoundland maps

Storm surf at MacDougal's
Major Driving Routes and Live Highway Cameras in Newfoundland and Labrador

Images of Western Newfoundland

Additional images of Western Newfoundland


The Gulf News

John Gushue

VOCM Radio

CBC St. John's

The Western Star (Corner Brook)

The Telegram (St. John's)

DRL - Daily Bus Service across Newfoundland

Law Firms in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland Genealogy

A few thoughts



Deer Lake Regional Airport

St. John's International Airport

Gander International Airport

Stephenville International Airport

Channel-Port aux Basques harbour Channel-Port aux Basques harbour Channel-Port aux Basques harbour Alpacas The
                  Anglican Church at Codroy, southwestern Newfoundland

Gerald Squires with his daughters at Exploits (1965)

St. John's Farmer's Market

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