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One of the first things you’ll notice about the weather in Newfoundland and Labrador is the clean, fresh air, and thanks to the temperate marine climate, you won't have to contend with extreme temperatures either. St. John's, the capital city, enjoys the third mildest winter in Canada, and comfortable cool-to-warm summers. For the island of Newfoundland, the average summer temperature is 16°C (61°F) while the average winter temperature hovers around 0°C (32°F). In Labrador, the winter climate is somewhat harsher, but temperatures can top 25°C (77°F) during the short but pleasant summers.

 

SPRING ~ April to May

Though it tends to arrive a little later, spring in Newfoundland and Labrador sees the start of the upriver migration of Atlantic salmon and the emergence of black bears from their dens. After your spring bear hunt or fishing adventure, take a boat tour or watch icebergs from the shore. Either way, dress in warm layers, prepare for a spring shower or two, and bring your camera.

 

SUMMER ~ June to August

Summer is perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities and angling opportunities abound. Under the guidance of your fishing outfitter, you will experience some of the world's best fishing. After the fishing trip of a lifetime, you can take a boat tour to catch a glimpse of whales and icebergs around the coastline, or enjoy one of the many summer music festivals and cultural events. While the weather frequently reaches shorts and T-shirt temperature, out near the coastline the fresh ocean air is bound to keep you pleasantly cool.

 

FALL ~ September to November

A crisper version of summer, fall is hunting season in Newfoundland and Labrador. The valleys are filled with wonderful autumn colors and the sounds of moose in rut. Fall weather is usually pleasant, but is also changeable so you need to be prepared. Bring layers that can be easily removed or added to and be sure to pack your rain gear.

 

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