On the most Easterly coast of Newfoundland the Avalon Peninsula is where the province and North America begins. It's a place where you can photograph herds of caribou or seabird colonies, icebergs, or whales. Also known as the "Rock", Newfoundland is a barren landscape brought to life in the Avalon Peninsula including the province's capital, St. John's.
The area is scarred with cliffs and bays jutting into the mainland. A fishing and farming environment was started by colonists from England and Ireland who came here as early as the 1600s. Inland, thousands of caribou roam the open ground. In St. John's, experience the nightlife or test your palate at one of the many great dining choices. For a breathtaking view of St. John's, venture up Signal Hill to the historic Cabot Tower which sits at the top. At the end of the day, settling down in a cozy B&B should not be a problem with the fine selection offered in this area.
Just outside of St. John's, you can travel to Cape Spear, where a 160 year-old lighthouse marks the most easterly point in North America. Cape Spear offers visitors an excellent viewpoint of icebergs, whales and other wildlife. With its rich maritime history and geographical significance, Cape Spear is a "must see" for any Canadian traveler.
The Avalon Peninsula offers nightlife or wildlife, city scenes or untouched natural beauty. All in an incredibly friendly environment created by the Newfoundlanders themselves. This is a vacation worth travelling for. Many of the properties listed below are members of: