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Photo Essay: Beautiful Images from Central Newfoundland


Last month, I spent a week exploring Central Newfoundland. This is what I saw:

In This Newfoundland Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • Celebrities from The Rock
  • Waterfalls & Mountain Trails
  • Local Culture & Whale Bones
  • And More!

There’s a running joke among Newfoundlanders — and it has a lot to do with their province’s beautiful television ads.  It turns out, Newfoundland & Labrador is more than just laundry flapping in the breeze, breaching whales and children aimlessly frolicking on the seashore. In fact, you may not see any of those things during your time on The Rock. (OK, that’s a lie. You’ll see laundry.)

There is more to do in the province than get Screeched In in St. John’s and hike the fiords of Gros Morne National Park. I spent a week in Central Newfoundland, while attending the town of Burlington’s annual “The Gathering.” And this is what I saw:


The only thing cooler than the humpback whale skeleton on display in King’s Port is the story of how it got there.


Endless, forbidding Atlantic. (And some jackass, ruining the view.)


Steve Poltz, performing at The Gathering. Incomparable.


I don’t know. This is what you do in Newfoundland, I guess.


I’m not going to promise you a private Sam Roberts concert, but if you attend The Gathering in Burlington next year, it’s not out of the question.


Currently mid-construction, these “Pods” are part of an up-and-coming tourism initiative for the town of Burlington.


A classic Newfoundland Shed Party.


Rex Goudie, of “Canadian Idol” fame, performs at a Shed Party.


If you don’t smile while listening to Newfoundlander music, you don’t smile at all.


“Come to Newfoundland,” they said. “You’ll see nothin’ but moose,” they said. This is the only damn one I saw!


Let’s play “Spot the German!”


It kinda is as picturesque as you think it’ll be, though.


Some Newfoundland Big Wheels (from right): Shaun Majumder, Sean McCann and Mark Critch, performing at The Gathering.


Welcome to The Bay.


Led by famous Newfoundlander, Shaun Majumder, the Chef Hike at Burlington’s annual “The Gathering” is a must-do. (Lunch cooked by the executive chef from New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel? Yes, please!)


One of Newfoundland’s most famous exports — Shaun Majumder.


Something about a waterfall turns me into a grinning idiot.


Powersports are practically religion on The Rock. (And ATVs are a good stopgap between snowmobile seasons.)


Stairs, much? The Alexander Murray Trail is a good way to work off all those cod tongues.


Oh, Canada! (Haypook Summit.)


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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

2 comments… add one
  • Taciane Jan 17, 2018 Link

    What a beautiful place this is … very beautiful. Seeing these photos gave me a strong desire to take a tour of this region. Beautiful buildings and this view of the sea is breathtaking 🙂

  • Lily Lau Oct 29, 2014 Link

    New Foundland can be a pretty interesting trip now that you mention it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us, it’s nice to read you.

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