(Closed) Nova Scotia and Newfoundland – need ideas!

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Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

L’Anse aux Meadows … the Viking Settlement… and the Discovery of Canada (vs the whole Columbus / North America thing… which we don’t celebrate by the way) is indeed very cool.  And I’d love for you to see it.

BUT the drive will be a very long one.  And personally I wouldn’t recommend doing any of it in the dark… (altho realistically in August… Sunrise is around 5:30 AM and Sunset after 8:00 PM) and that is BECAUSE the Province of Newfoundland has more moose than anywhere else in North America.

Ya don’t want to run the risk of tangling with a moose in the dark !!

Those babies can really WRECK (literally) havoc with a car.  They put up signs that say NIGHT DANGER for good reason !!

PHOTO # 1 – “Night Danger” as seen thru-out Canada

PHOTO # 2 – SLOW DOWN Warning Sign from the Trans-Canada Hwy in Newfoundland.  Note the statistical feature in the bottom left hand corner.  They say NFLD sees aprox 700 collions a year, and many of them are “fatal encounters” (I’ve spared you those pics, you can GOOGLE them for yourself if you really want to see exactly how much damage a 1200 Lb moose can do to a car)

I provide this Public Service Announcement (public service announcement) because I care about you… I want you to have an AMAZING Trip to Canada, so you’ll come back again in the future futher enjoy all the incredible things we have here.

 

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@mjoyelle:  If you can get to Lanse Aux Meadows I totally recommend it.  I’ve never been because I’m from St. John’s and that’s  REALLY long drive.  If you can do it then you definitely should.  That said, I completely agree with
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@This Time Round:  she’s compltely right.  DO NOT downplay the dangers of moose in NL.  There are A LOT and they are BIG!  Those signs are no joke – my FH didn’t believe they existed until we went several years ago.  Avoiding driving in the dark is very good advice!

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@mjoyelle:  advice? Bring a jacket. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@mjoyelle:  Lol, yes definitely bring a jacket (a rain jacket with shell and liner would be perfect) & jeans, or long yoga pants! It is August but it gets cold out there in the evenings (and sometimes the day, not gonna lie). 

 

It looks like you have planned a great trip! I hope you have an amazing time and if you have any questions at all, PM me! 

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yayyy Newfoundland! I am proud to be from here and it makes me so excited whenever people want to come visit πŸ™‚

It’s too bad you’re not coming for longer to do the whole province. But Gros Morne is definitely the best place to start! I assume you’re flying into Deer Lake?

Steady Brook (20 minutes west of deer lake and less than 10 min east of Corner Brook) has an amaaazing Zip Line which you must do!! (Marble Zip!) You will have the best time, and the staff is excellent.

Definitely do the tablelands in Gros Morne, and there are a lot of really delicious places to eat along the way πŸ™‚

Everything about Rocky Harbour, Woody Point, and Norris Point is beautiful. There are always lots of festivals going on there as well. What time of year are you coming?

The entire west coast is amazing πŸ™‚ If you had more time I would certainly suggest you visit St. John’s, just for the culture. Since you are flying, if you could swing it, it would be a great idea to fly into Deer Lake, do all the Gros Morne stuff, go to St. John’s for a day or two visit, and then fly out of St. John’s… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh I just read August. Norris Point will be BOOMING… They have the Trails, Tales, and Tunes festival then! Lots of great talent there (including my Fiance πŸ˜‰ hehe)

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