Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is such a fascinating destination. Friendly people, wonderful scenery and a most diverse history involving the Vikings sagas, the Basque whalers of the XVIe century, the French & English wars of the XVIIe and XVIIIe centuries, the Moravian missions, the dismantling of hundreds of coastal villages in the 1960s, the moratorium on the fishing industry in the years 1990s. So many amazing stories to discover!

The northernmost part of Labrador being an Inuit territory, you will find more photographs taken in Labrador in the « Nunatsiavut » section of our portfolio.

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  • In the southwest corner of the Avalon Peninsula, the Cap St. Mary's Ecological Reserve is home to over 24,000 nesting gannets. A 1km trail allows us to approach and observe the bird colony less than 10 meters away.

  • Located at the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, L'Anse-aux-Meadows (the only site in North America where traces of the Vikings were found) is recognized as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

  • From 1540 to the beginning of the 1600s, Red Bay was one of the most important Basque whaling station.

  • Watering Cove on Grady island was the site a whaling factory operated by the British-Norwegian Whaling Co. from 1927 to 1930. Abandonned in 1934, the huge metallic structures are a testimony to the whaling industry on this island.

  • For more than 200 years, Battle Harbour was the economic and social center of the south-east portion of Labrador. The community was a turntable for cod and seal fishing. However, in the 1960s the permanent residents of Battle Harbour were forced to move following a government decision to close several small coastal villages.