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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2013
Newfoundland in late September  (2 Answers)

We have some time off at the end of September and are considering renting an RV and driving around Newfoundland. I did a quick check and many sites seem to close around mid-September. Is the end of September a good time to visit or should we wait until next year? We've never been to Newfoundland so we want to make the most of this first visit!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2013
Weather Question  (3 Answers)

What are the season like in Newfoundland? I've been to BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, am going to visit Quebec. And am pondering a visit to Newfoundland.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2011
I need some opinion on if I need to visit these places while in NFL or it is just ok  (8 Answers)

and I can just not go bc it is not awesome just ok.

1) Conception Bay
• Brigus
• Harbour Grace
• Bay De Verde and Grates Cove
• Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve
• Cape St Mary Ecological Reserve
• Trinity:
• Bonavista
• Burin (and hiking trail
Gros Morne
doing western Brook Bond boat tour

and back to st john area
Downtown area
• Signal Hill National Historic Site FREE
The city’s most famous landmark
1. Cabot Tower 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Daily is also free, provide a great view of the city.
2. You can see Cannons and remains of the late 18-centruary British battery at Queen’s battery &
Barracks further up the hills
3. Visitor center 10 a.m. to 6 p.m M- F
4. North head Trail connect Cabot Tower with battery neighborhood

• Quidi Vidi
Over signal Hill, away from town is this tiny village, here you will find the oldest cottage in North America, Mallard Cottage (2 barrows rd FREE 9:30 – 4:30PM May – Sep)

• Basillica of St. John the Baptist

200 military Rd
FREE 8 – 3PM M – F to 6PM sat and 12:30PM Sunday

• Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
/cathedral FREE
22 churchhill, one of the finest Gothic architecture in North America
10-Noon 2-4:30 M – Friday

• Fort Amherst
Just across from signal Hill FREE open 24 hrs

• Government House
on military Rd, it was built at the same time as the White House but 4 times the cost
Built at the same time as white house but cost 4 times more

• Colonial building
was the seat of government from 1850 – 1960, the limestone for the building was coming from cork, Ireland
Military Rd and bannerman Rd
Latterly next to the government house

North of St John
• Ocean Science Center
FREE 10 – 5PM
It is about 8km north of St john just before Logy bay, from the city take Rt 30 (logy bay Rd) , then follow marine Dr to Marine Lab rd and take it to the end

• Secluded and Rocky, Middle Cove and outer cove are just a bit further north of Rt 30
North at the head of Torbay Bight is the enjoyable short Father Troy path, which hug the shorelines. The view from the cap St Francis is worth the bumpy gravel Road from Porch cove

West Of St John
• On Topsail rd (Rte 60), just pass paradise is topsail, and its panoramic view of conception bay and its islands

South of St John
• Cape Spear national historic site
• Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2011
I would like to see seabird and iceberg while in NFL, is early june better or later june?  (5 Answers)

how is weather like then like in the mid 50th?

• Cape St Mary Ecological Reserve
• Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve
• Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

which one should I go if I want to see iceberg and seabirds , it would be great if I can see closely of them and not have to get on a boat

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 17, 2010
Motorcycle trip to NF  (2 Answers)

My wife/myself and dog are also hoping to get to NS and NL in July of 2010. I've read that NL has the worst roads of the provinces and also you should carry extra fuel with you. Is this something that should concern us or is this just rumers? We have ridden to NS before with no problems and also to Alaska. Really looking forward to coming back again. Would July be a good month to come to NS and NL? Thanks for any info you can provide.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2010
Costs and operating dates of ferries to Newfoundland and camping sites  (2 Answers)

Hi All,

What would it cost to transport myself and my motorcycle from the mainland and back for all of the ferries? What dates do they run? Where is a good place to camp on the island? What is the the one thing that you have to see there in May?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2007
St John's/nearby info  (2 Answers)


We're arriving in St John's 26 July & have hotel reservations. However, the car rental reservation got 'lost'(will handle that on arrival, hopefully). But need suggestions as to 'what to do' for 3 days if we should be limited to St John's/nearby area with transportation via taxi/public transportation/tour bus, etc. Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2003
hotel/b&b reservations in newfoundland in July  (1 Answer)

Hi I am flying in to St. John's on July 19th and renting a car for a week. We plan on seeing St. John's area, then travelling possibly to Trepassey, Harbour Grace, Bonavista, Twillingate. We do not yet have reservations for places to stay aside from our first night -- do you think that is ok? That is, do you think we will have trouble getting rooms for the nights? Its just that we don't really want to reserve ahead of time as we are not sure how far we will travel each day.

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