A leisurely drive through the small communities that dot the shoreline of Iceberg Alley in spring and early summer practically guarantees an iceberg sighting or two. And if you get really lucky, you won't need to bother hopping aboard a tour boat or peering through binoculars for a better view. Below is a selection of photos of some of the biggest ...
The Coolest Videos of...
Big waves, whales, icebergs, seabirds, moose - you get the picture. In the May 2013 issue, we explore some of the very best places to spot icons of Newfoundland and Labrador. Below is awesome video footage of some of our iconic treasures.
On windy days, the shores of Middle Cove Beach on the Avalon Peninsula are lined with folks eager to see amazing wave action. But in 2010, some wave watchers got
Join the High-tech Treasure Hunt
How do you get techie geeks interested in wilderness hikes and outdoorsy types interested in computer science? Introduce them to geocaching.
Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt that spans the globe. Geocachers all over the world hide simple "treasures" in the great outdoors, use a global positioning system (GPS) to mark the coordinates, then post those coordinates online so other geocachers can seek out their cache.
Usually, a cache is a container filled
8 Must-Trek Trails in NL
With its mountainous terrain and spectacular ocean views, Newfoundland and Labrador is a hiker's paradise. The only frustration hikers might encounter (besides wearing out their hiking shoes in short order) is choosing which trail to conquer next. To that end, Downhome has compiled a list of 8 must-trek trails for every hiker exploring Newfoundland and Labrador. Of course, with beautiful vistas around every corner, the following hikes are just a starting point for the great
Trout River Pond: A Magical Place
In a glaciated valley between the Tablelands and the Gregory Plateau lies Trout River Pond, a stunning 15 km former fjord containing ancient geological history. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat takes tourists and locals for tours of the pond, including the geological features that led to the park's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, unlike nearby Western Brook Pond, Trout River Pond has accessible shorelines where the boat is able to stop for shore visits when conditions permit. For the full story, check out "The Magical Place" by Dennis Flynn, in the May 2012 issue of Downhome.
And check out this video by Ocean Quest Adventures.
This is a picture diary of our summer vacation with George and Christine Clarke at Winterhouse Brook in Gros Morne National Park, on the Great Northern Peninsula. While we were there, my husband Rodney and his father, George, worked on the roof of their cabin. We also spent time at the fire pit near the water, and Rodney, George and Rodney's brother Adam also got to visit their favourite fishing hole.
The view from the landwash, Winterhouse Brook
Rod and Dad putting on the deck at the cabin, Winterhouse Brook.
A rattling brook on the Northern Peninsula
Inuit Drum Dancers
Check out this video of Inuit drum dancers Sophie Angnatok, Solomon Semigak, Stan Nochasak and Nick Zarpa performing a tune about the Big Land at the Native Friendship Centre in St. John's.
Ferryland, Renews and the Florizel Located in the heart of the Irish Loop is beautiful, historic Ferryland, where the seashore is scarred by shipwrecks and the landscape is steeped in storytelling. In this community even innocuous statues in a churchyard have a fantastic story behind them.
As the gregarious Charlie Dunne of the Restoration Foundation notes, "Holy Trinity Church, consecrated in 1865, is the oldest remaining stone Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland. There were five stone
Adventures on the Molly Bawn By Ashley Colombe
"A fin whale, a fin whale! Look, over there!" exclaims the young tour guide in her thick German accent. It's a flurry of activity as passengers clamour to get their cameras poised in time to capture the graceful, glistening body of the majestic mammal surface briefly beside the boat before slipping effortlessly out of sight, into the deep blue waters of Witless Bay.