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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2016
Trans-Labrador Hwy 2016  (1 Answer)

For anyone heading to the Trans-Labrador Hwy this summer 2016 I have a weird and desperate request....

My bf and I just completed the drive (awesome experience) and we found these fantastic "I survived the Trans Lab Hwy" stickers on the ferry at Blanc Sablon. However as we were heading east-west and this was the start of our trip, we didn't want to tempt fate and, assuming we would be able to buy one at the other end, we didn't get one.

Big mistake. I don't think you can purchase them anywhere else.

I know it sounds dumb but I'm so disappointed I can't get a sticker for our camper as it was such a huge part of our trip.....

If anyone is driving this route and can pick me up a sticker on the ferry I will be forever indebted! Of course we can figure out a way to send payment; check, cash, etransfer whatever.... I can't tell you how much it would mean to me.

Many thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2016
August trip to newfoundland  (2 Answers)

Arriving st.johns spend the night with relatives, witless bay the next day then off to Baine harbour to visit with my mom. From Blaine harbour we will be in cows head for 2 nights and trout river for 2 nights. Looking for a 1/2 spot from trout river to Blaine harbour. Checked Fogo island but the ferry times would put us into Fogo after dinner, any suggestions would be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2016
Bus Transportation  (1 Answer)

Hi, how can I go from Deer Lake Airport to Saint Barbe (Ferry) in Mai/Jun. by Bus (schedule)/
Thx, Kecarpoui

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2014
Itinerary: Up the West coast or Twillingate  (1 Answer)

We are travelling mid September for one week in NFLD. We are flying in and out of Deer Lake. Should we head to Twillingate from Gross Morne and back to Deer Lake airport or head up the west coast to St.Anthony and back to Deer Lake?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2014
Suggestions on itineary in the Western province/Gros Morne national park  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

I will be spending 6 days in the western province, mainly to visit Gros Morne National Park. I believe 6 days will be more than enough and was wondering if there are sites worthwhile driving to or visiting outside of the park (i.e. driving north)? Any input would much be appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2014
Car rental in newfoundland for 10 days  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

I am travelling with my boyfriend to Newfoundland in mid June for for 10 days. We will be spending 4 days in St Johns and then flying to Deer Lake to hit the western side of the provide for the last 6 days. I've called a few car rental dealers for quotes and it seems that it can get quite pricey especially if requesting for unlimited milege. They quoted me $550 for 10 days, not yet including insurance. I was wondering if any one out there knows of a budget car rental dealer and whether unlimited milege is even required given that I will be flying from the eastern side of the province into the western side. Any advice/feedback would much be appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 26, 2012
Travel in Labrador

Hello, I'm planning to visit Labrador next September - I want to take the Northern Ranger up/down the coast. I'm ok to Blanc Sablon but can anyone tell me how to travel on to Black Tickle to catch the ferry? What are my options (I don't drive)? Thanks. Barbara

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2012

Checking out how to get to the Labrador province from Quebec city by train, has anyone been in the last months or so. Planning mid October 2012, not sure if the Tshiuetin rail passenger train is still running. It's all a bit confusing!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2011
Cheap trip to Macallum  (2 Answers)


Looking to find the cheapest way to get to Macallum/Hermitage Bay from The Ferry from Sydney NS to Port Aux Basque ,NFLD. We are going to be walking on the ferry and travelling light. Couple Fishing rods and travell packs. Not to familiar with the area going to see where My grandfather grew up and walk in his footsteps for a couple of days. Any one know or got any suggestions. Please Let me know. On a tight Budget under400 Travel budget for transportation costs. Looking for 2 People possibly 4. Are there any lodgeing there and eatery/pubs? Fishing spots for rod n reel to catch a meal or two?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 16, 2011
walterhurst  (3 Answers)

can we take our minivan alone on the ferrys. Would it be cheaper then renting a car? Thank You

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2011
Need lots of help with camping  (1 Answer)

My husband and I (along with our golden retriever) are planning on camping in Newfoundland this summer (the month of July). This will be our first visit to this lovely land and need lots of advise as to the best provincial parks to plant our tent! I received the guide in the mail but it means very little to us since we are not familiar with the parks themselves or any wonderful small towns to visit. We look forward to any advise any can give us!

Jo & David

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2011
2 weeks in Nfld - comments on itinerary  (3 Answers)

We'll be traveling to Newfoundland this summer - late July for 2 weeks - arriving an departing from St. John's and renting a car from there. The places we want to visit seem to be far apart and I'm concerned about the amount of driving. Here is our draft itinerary - any thoughts? Should we cut something or add something?

2 nights St. Johns
2 nights Trinity/Bonavista area
1 night Fogo Island
1 night Twillingate
big drive up to St. Anthony's/L'Anse aux Meadows for 2 nights
Gros Morne for 5 nights and long drive
back to St. John's for 2 nights

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2011
St. John's for a wedding  (2 Answers)

We are travelling to Newfoundland at the end of July to attend a wedding in St. John's. We will arrive on a Thursday evening, explore St.John's on Friday, attend the wedding on Saturday and then will have 4 days to explore until we depart on the following Thursday morning.
We are considering a visit to the Bonavista area where the bride is from, however we are open to ideas of what to see in such a short time.
We would appreciate any help in planning this trip. Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2011
Burin Peninsula worth it to drive around and explore?

· Burin
Most beautiful little town!!
And its boardwalk over the waters of its rocky shoreline
Then St Lawrence, then fortune, grand bank

o Fortune Head Ecological Reserve (off rte 220 FREE)
Protected fossils dating from the planet’s most important period of evolution.

· Hiking trails
Ask at burin Heritage museum about locating the cook’ss lookout trailhead. It is a 20 mins walk from town to the panoramic view.
Off pollux cr in st Lawrence, the rugged, breath-draining Cape trail (4km) and chamber cove trail (4km) shadow the cliff edges and offer amazing vistas down to rocky shores and some famous WWII shipwrecks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2011
Terra Nova National Park ppl tell me it is worth to go  (2 Answers)

of all these hiking trails which one I should never miss if I just have one day?

Trail Summary
Trail Name Distance* Time* Activity
The Heritage Trail 1 km 30 minutes Hiking
Green Head Cove 2 km 40 minutes Hiking & Biking
Sandy Pond(***) 3 km 1 hour Hiking
Malady Head (*****) 5 km 1.75 hours Hiking
Louil Hill 4 km 1.5 hours Hiking
Blue Hill Pond 5 km 1.75 hours Hiking
Southwest Brook 6 km 2 hours Hiking
Buckley Cove 7 km 2.75 hours Hiking
Blue Hill West 10 km 3.5 hours Hiking & Biking
Coastal Trail 9 km 3 hours Hiking
Ochre Hill 8 km 3 hours Hiking
Dunphy’s Pond 10 km 3.5 hours Hiking & Biking

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2011
is La Manche Prov park worth stopping by on my irish loop if I only have one whole day

to do the loop?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2011
Cape Spear national historic site I know they charge a fee for it, but  (1 Answer)

is it just for the lighthouse or anywhere close to the cliff area?
if I do not want to get into the light house is it still going to charge me3.9 for the car just to get close to the area? if that is the case I will skip
Cape Spear national historic site and just drive down to witless bay area and eventually finish the irish loop

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2011
irish loop on the first day of my newfoundland trip in early june  (6 Answers)

our plane should arrive 3:50AM, and by the time we get our car at 6AM, I am thinking of starting to drive down to irish loop b/c I just heard a lot of great things about the area, I am not too into getting on the boat trip to see the puffins or whales as I have seen a lot of that while in alaska twice before. but I like scenic and landscape as I do photography as a hobbie.
but do u think I can do all on this loop and get back in st john for overnight stay?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2010
nine days in Western Nefoundland - itinerary?  (4 Answers)

Intending to spend the time in Western Newfouldland exclusively - is this a good idea, or should I venture east/inland at all (or even a run to St.Johns)?

Please suggest itinerary ideas.
This is my first time in NF.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2010
twillinggate, or st. Anthony to see iceberg  (7 Answers)

I am planning to be there after mid june, as I was planning I realize to get to St Anthony, it would a long long drive from the goose bay NP, so I dig and dig and found I can also take boat trip to see iceberg from twiliinggate which is much much closer for me to get to.
but do u all think it is same whether I take the trip from st anthony or twilinggate?
also at the twilinggate boat trip they did not post the cost, not sure how much it cost, they have 3 schedules morning mid afternoon and afternoon, which in ur opinion is the best time to see ice berg, I am also passionated about photography, I do not want the light to be too bright :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2010
Car Rental Insurance  (6 Answers)

We are coming to Nfld in September, but we are renting our car in Halifax and coming over on the ferry to Argentia. We have been told that the car insurance for doing this will be really costly -- that taking a rental vehicle out of Nova Scotia to Nfld will cost us a fortune in extra insurance. Can anyone comment on this? Has anyone found this to be true? It just doesn't make any sense at all as we can rental a car in any other province of the country and travel without really high insurance costs. We can't seem to get any confirmation of this one way or the other. Would appreciate some information.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2010
Finding info about DRL coaches  (1 Answer)

I need to travel from Norris Arm to St John's on Sat July 24th 2010. I cannot get onto the DRL website for timetable information.
Can anyone help me?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2010
Fogo Island Accommodations

Has anyone stayed at or does anyone have any information on Landwash Lodging at Joe Batt's Arm on Fogo Island? We need to stay one night either on Fogo or Change Island. Have read some fairly poor reviews about Foley's B&B, but can't find any reviews on Landwash. If you have any info, would appreciate receiving it.
Also, staying one night at Twillingate and wondering if (a) we should forego Fogo and just tour around that area and perhaps stay a second night at Moreton's Harbour, or (b) is Fogo Island a better choice for a second night?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2010
Trip in July 2010  (3 Answers)

I need some guidance for a trip scheduled in July. We have planned a 2 week trip beginning in St. John's. I need a place to stay in St. John's for 1st 2 nights; and last night of trip. There are 4 of us and I don't want to stay in a generic hotel..but don't want anything fancy just a place with some character...B&B would be fine. I also need ideas for a place to stay in between Gros Morne and St. John's the 2nd to the last night we are there. I was thinking about somewhere around Grand Falls/Gander? Any recommendations? I know the bike trail goes through there..can you rent bikes?

We are doing the Viking Trail Route...spending time going and coming at Gros Morne up to Cape Onion/Quirpon Island over to Labrador for a night. Is there anything along this route that is off the beaten path that we should check out? Everything just looks so beautiful..we are travelers that don't just go to tourist destinations so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2010
travel and pricing in nfld.  (1 Answer)

please provide us a schedule and lodging for the latter part of july and ferry costs for an automobile and three people seniors.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2010
Need Help with Trip Plans  (4 Answers)

Planning a first trip to Newfoundland in mid-September to early October. Touring PEI first and then ferry to Nfld (Argentia) departing from Port aux Basques. So we will make our way from St. John's around to PAB stopping in various spots. We have about 16 or 17 days. Plans are to spend a couple of days around St. John's and the Irish Loop, go up to Bonavista, then on to Change Islands/Fogo, Baie Verte, Gros Morne(possibly up to Cape Onion if not too late in season) and then Cape St. George and to PAB to catch return ferry. Is all of this doable in 17 days? And, most importantly, I have read many comments/articles that say late September is not a great time to be in Nfld. as a lot of accommodations/attractions are closed for the season already. Has anyone travelled there at that time of year who can share experiences? We will not be camping - but staying in B&Bs and Inns/cottages. I have sent at least 4 emails regarding accommodations and have not received any responses at all. Any info that can be helpful is much appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2010
Need Advice on travel in Labrador  (1 Answer)

I would very much appreciate any advice on a vacation we are planning to take in Labrador and NewFoundland. We are planning to drive from Baie-Comeau n Quebec to Labrador City and then to Churchill Falls, Goose Bay, Cartwright and eventually to L'Anse-Au- Loup from where we plan on taking the ferry to NL. There is very little information on what we might be able to see and do in Labrador, and I was wondering if anyone has taken this trip and could give us some advice. I understand the gravel road through these areas iis now open. We enjoy hiking, being away from the crowds and just being in beautiful places. Any advice on places to stay, things to see or do along this road would be most appreciated. Thanks..

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2009
we are coming 21st of June, will it be mostly daylight and no darkness?  (4 Answers)

the reason I ask is bc when we get it, it will be 3:30AM and when we leave it is 5AM, so want to make sure it is still bright enough to drive
I remember when I was at Banff in late may it was pretty much daylight 24 hrs :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2009
Cheap hosting in Newfoundland  (2 Answers)

Hey! I'm going to Newfoundland (Gros Morne park) tomorrow... anyone knows some cheap place to host? thanks!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2009
Newfoundland Campgrounds

Heading t o Newfoundland next summer and want to know where the best campgrounds are and types of hookups available, etc.

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