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Newfoundland, Canada Travel Information

According to thesciencetutor, Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve) is an island in the Atlantic Ocean (North America) that is part of Canada. Newfoundland, together with the Labrador Peninsula, forms the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The capital of Newfoundland is St. John’s. A number of major cities in Newfoundland are: Mount Pearl, Corner Brook, Conception Bay South, Grand Falls-Windsor, Paradise and Gander.

Newfoundland has a long history. Excavations have found traces from the Viking Age. Newfoundland is known for its impressive and inhospitable nature. On the island you will find a large number of (national) parks and impressive landscapes. Newfoundland’s 10,000 km long coastline is a succession of rocks with a few sheltered bays. There are some beautiful sandy beaches in these bays. The north of the island is only accessible by small planes. Because of the beautiful nature, Newfoundland is an excellent destination for hikers, bird watchers and peace seekers. Newfoundland has an extensive network of hiking trails. Off the coast of Newfoundland you can spot whales, orcas and dolphins. See vaoltedwatches for United States a diverse tourist destination.

Where is Newfoundland located?

Travel information of Newfoundland

Official name: Newfoundland
Continent: North America
Area: 108,860 km²
Capital: St. John’s
Country code: CA, CAN
Population: 479,538 inhabitants (2016)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 814 m (The Cabox)
Distance (Amsterdam – St. John’s): 4,036 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Newfoundland that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Newfoundland, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Newfoundland. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Newfoundland?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Newfoundland at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Newfoundland has a maritime climate with mild summers and cold winters. In the summer months the temperatures are around 15 to 25 degrees and in the winter months around 0 to -10 degrees. Newfoundland is regularly hit by heavy storms (cyclones) in the autumn and winter period.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Newfoundland can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Newfoundland can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Newfoundland. In these months the temperatures are the most pleasant.

English and French are both official languages ​​in Newfoundland. The most widely spoken language is Newfoundland English (dialect of English).
Would you like to translate from or into English and/or French for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is still valid when you leave Newfoundland.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Newfoundland for less than 6 months.
Note: As of early 2016, you can only travel visa-free if you arrive by land or sea and are staying in Canada for less than 6 months. If you arrive by plane you must be in possession of an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization). You can apply for it online at the official website. The eTA is valid for 6 months over a period of 5 years.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch embassy and consulates in Canada:
Canadian Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Newfoundland.

Money and Currency Matters
Newfoundland uses the Canadian dollar (CAD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Newfoundland can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Newfoundland are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -3% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (25% cheaper), food (24% more expensive), imported beer in catering (30% more expensive), cigarettes (35% more expensive) and public transport (20% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Newfoundland it is customary to tip approximately 10-15% of the total amount. If the service was very bad, you can give a little less. Giving nothing is very unusual and sometimes even indecent. Tip is not yet included in the bill by default.

Time difference
On Newfoundland it is 4.5 hours earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in Newfoundland differs from that in the Netherlands.
The local times, dates, time zones and exceptions for Newfoundland can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Newfoundland you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Newfoundland.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Newfoundland.

On Newfoundland you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Newfoundland can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire Department: 911
– Ambulance: 911
With a mobile phone you can also use the international number 112.

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Newfoundland can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Newfoundland can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Newfoundland websites end
Newfoundland official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Newfoundland is 001 or +1.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Newfoundland? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Newfoundland.
Company details can be found in the Newfoundland Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Newfoundland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Newfoundland.

An overview of all other holidays in Newfoundland can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Newfoundland, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Newfoundland?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Newfoundland. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Newfoundland can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Newfoundland can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Newfoundland? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, food, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Newfoundland, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Newfoundland, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Newfoundland.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 19.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 19.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Newfoundland is three times the size of the Netherlands?
…The capital St. John’s is the oldest city in North America?
…In 1892 a large part of the capital was destroyed in a fire?
…Newfoundland has its own time zone?
…There is a village in Newfoundland called dildo?
… Traces of Vikings have been found on Newfoundland?

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