Hotels and travel companies across the province offer visitors creative and adventurous ways to interact with the people of the region.
It’s a province bursting with fascinating history and incredible stories. But how can visitors get to know the real Newfoundland and Labrador? It’s all about the people, says Ken Sooley, owner of CapeRace Adventures, a travel company based in St. John’s.
“People come to Newfoundland for four things: birds, whales, icebergs and hiking. But on exit interviews, 90 per cent say their best memory was with the people,” says Mr. Sooley.
“The people of Newfoundland [and Labrador] are the memory makers. The stunning scenery takes second place.”
That’s certainly true for Lisa Wood and Norm Lofts. The Toronto couple has spent two vacations at the national historic site of Battle Harbour, on Battle Island off the coast of Labrador. Ms. Woods says they enjoy the beautifully restored buildings on the site, one of which dates back to 1780. They also enjoy the rugged landscape, the views of icebergs and catching glimpses of wildlife such as humpback whales, porpoises or one of the island’s resident Arctic foxes.