Find Your Yurtopia

What’s your ideal getaway? Do you seek solace off the beaten path? Away from the hustle and bustle of city living? Do you strive for peace, tranquillity and quiet comforts without having to outright rough it? Yurtopia could be your hidden haven. Conceived by the husband and wife team of Jeff and Jane Sears, Yurtopia…

New Life for the Majestic Theatre

By Nicola Ryan When the Majestic Theatre in downtown St. John’s, NL, first threw open its doors on March 3, 1919, a crowd of 1,600 had gathered on Duckworth Street to check out the finest, most up-to-date venue in all of Newfoundland. It’s been many years since the theatre’s original heyday, but the Majestic has…

A Hero’s Homecoming

By Nicola Ryan For almost a century, the Spirit of Newfoundland has held a flaming torch of bronze in her hand high atop Newfoundland and Labrador’s National War Memorial in downtown St. John’s, NL. Through all winds and all weather, she’s stood sentinel over the memory of those who offered their freedom and their lives…

A Show of Hands

  By Nicola Ryan Road trips are as much a summer tradition in Newfoundland and Labrador as capelin rolling and regatta days. The best ones veer off the beaten path, where you’ll always find some weird and wonderful hidden gem. In central Newfoundland, Superior Gloves points the way to a fascinating new spot in Point…

Only in Newfoundland: Truly Unique Places to Stay

By Pam Pardy Ever want to go back in time and explore Nan’s attic around the bay? Do you dream of hearing the waves crash while chilling inside your very own lighthouse retreat? How does spending the night in a fisherman’s stage strike you, or revisiting a simpler time where vinyl and vintage rule the…

All the Days of December

Five mid-winter holidays celebrated right here.By Nicola Ryan While here in Newfoundland and Labrador, Christmas is the main draw in December, we got curious about how our friends and neighbours of other cultural backgrounds celebrate the Yuletide season. We checked out five other holidays happening this month and lo and behold, they’re all about spending…

Newborn Newfoundland Pony

“This little male pony is one of the friendliest I have ever seen,” says proud owner Terry Crocker, 63, of Harbour Grace. “He is actually only 13 days old today, and we named him “Herb’s Knight” in honour of a local gentleman, Herb Bray, who was a tremendous lifelong supporter of the Newfoundland Pony.In terms…

Deadly Places

By Dale Jarvis There have been a lot of jokes made over the years about Newfoundland and Labrador’s rudest place name, but with October 31st on the horizon, what is the spookiest? One contender is clearly the community of Isle aux Morts. It is named for the small islands opposite the settlement which share the…

How to Find a Hiking Buddy

By Nicola Ryan Newfoundland and Labrador is famous for its wide open spaces, breathtaking coastal trails, and pristine backcountry wilderness that beckon to hikers and explorers. And while you might picture yourself cresting the Long Range Traverse solo and triumphant, like in the tourism commercials, most likely your office job hasn’t really prepared you for…

What’s in a Name?

In researching for his latest book, Place Names of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dale Jarvis uncovered some interesting back stories on local community names. In 2011, it was estimated that there were 30,000 official place names listed for Newfoundland and Labrador, with as many as 50,000 other names in the oral tradition that had never been recorded….