The Most Easterly Province of Canada
Newfoundland and Labrado situated in the country’s Atlantic region, it incorporates the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador to the northwest, with a combined area of 405,212 square kilometres. The province’s population was estimated at 526,702 in 2013. Approximately 92 percent of the province’s population lives on the island of Newfoundland, of which more than half live on the Avalon Peninsula.
Best Place to Practice English
The province is Canada’s most linguistically homogenous, with 97.6% of residents reporting English (Newfoundland English) as their mother tongue.
People and Culture
Newfoundland and Labrador is known for its friendly people. Real and genuine, warm and welcoming, fun loving and funny to the core, the people here are also known for their natural creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling.
Weather and Climate
When it comes to the weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ll never be stuck for conversation. Folks here love to talk about the weather. Ranging from mildly surprising to downright unpredictable, it can be as spontaneous as the people you’ll meet along the way. But with a little planning, it can be just as enjoyable.
Canada's Youngest Province
Newfoundland and Labrador joined Canada on 31 March 1949 and the next day, the leader of the Confederation campaigns, Joseph R. Smallwood, became the new province’s first Premier.