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Getting Here & Around

Getting here is worth the trip. We are the most eastern province in Canada, found fairly close to the north east United States and just a few hours flight across the Atlantic Ocean from London, England. Many folks drive to North Sydney, Nova Scotia and take the ferry operated by Marine Atlantic, to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. However, the more adventurous types may drive east through northern Quebec into Labrador. By land, by sea or by air – all three modes of travel can be used to get here. The travel information below will help you plan a trip to the far eastern edge of North America.  


By Air

Newfoundland and Labrador is served by both scheduled airlines and charter services, and can be reached via national and international connections. Our province is home to two international airports – located in St. John's and Gander – as well as domestic airports in Deer Lake, Stephenville, St. Anthony in Newfoundland, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Churchill Falls and Wabush in Labrador. These airports are destinations for many major airlines, including Air Canada, WestJet and United Airlines as well as the locally-owned and operated Provincial Airlines. Helicopter Charter Services are also available with Newfoundland Helicopters.


By Car and Ferry

Located at the most easterly edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador makes for a great road-trip destination. Most car travellers access the province by Marine Atlantic ferries, which operate between Nova Scotia and the island of Newfoundland. These superferries carry hundreds of vehicles and passengers to two entry points. There is a year-round, daily service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, in southwestern Newfoundland, and a June to September service between North Sydney and Argentia, Newfoundland (which is only a 90-minute drive from the capital city of St. John's). 

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