Kayak on Port au Port Bay
Photo Credit: Aiden Mahoney
Western Newfoundland is anything but small. It stretches from the gateway ferry port of Channel-Port aux Basques on the Southwest corner of the island of Newfoundland to the Viking site of L’Anse aux Meadows at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula. 700 kilometres of road separates the two ends of Western Newfoundland.
This wild and rugged land boasts abundant breathing room and a unique geological history going back 1.25 billion years, as well as a relatively young human history – a mere 4,500 years old – that is still being uncovered today. With ancient mountains, fjords, and thousands of miles of coastline, the region is more like a small country.
Go Western Newfoundland (aka Western DMO) is a non-profit organization whose role is to develop and market Western Newfoundland as a world class multi-season tourism destination. Our website provides information and resources for travel trade and media, as well as the tourism industry in our region. If you’re planning a trip to Western Newfoundland, follow us on social media and visit Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism’s official website for all the resources you’ll need.