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Newfoundland and Labrador is very fortunate to have some of the best big game hunting and sport-fishing outfitters in Canada. Why? Because the province is blessed with an abundance of wild game and streams and lakes that are untouched in comparison to waters in other provinces. The massive land base with a small human population provides ample opportunities for wilderness snowmobiling during the winter months and its the beautiful summer landscape that attracts tourist interested in sight-seeing.

Human History
The human history of Newfoundland and Labrador has been strongly influenced by the natural environment, particularly marine resources and the western portion of the province, the forest industry. Recent years has seen a steady increase in tourism in this province as rural Newfoundland and Labrador endures one of Canada's largest ever population declines. (A term often refered to as "out migration") Tourist that want to enjoy some of the most quiet and leisurely environments in Canada come here to relax. While staying in Newfoundland and Labrador travellers take full advantage of our unparalleled hunting and fishing opportunities. Others enjoy outdoor adventures in our remote, sparsely-populated unspoiled wilderness. Our Newfoundland and Labrador outfitters provide tourist with lodging, travel arrangements, food, licences and amenities.
The Landscape
The landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador has had a remarkable geological history, formed over many millions of years by continental collision, mountain-building, volcanoes, oceans, rivers and ice sheets. The physical environment that has developed as a result is itself an important part of the region's heritage. The Torngat Mountains of northern Labrador contain some of the finest examples of alpine glacial landforms in Canada. Divided into two geographical parts, Labrador and the island of Newfoundland, the province has a small population (551,792 in 1996) spread over a huge land mass (405,720 sq. km.). Slightly more than half of the people make their homes in outport fishing villages strung along the rugged coastline. (There are very few settlements or towns located in interior Newfoundland and Labrador because of limited access to the sea).The remainder live in cities and towns, the largest of which is the provincial capital of St. John's. The economy of the province rests heavily on natural resources, a fact that is reflected in family and community life. The population of Newfoundland and Labrador came mostly from the southwest of England and the south and southeast of Ireland.
Location
Newfoundland & Labrador is strategically located on Canada's east coast as a gateway between two of the world's largest trading blocks - North America and Europe. Our province is comprised of the island of Newfoundland and the mainland region of Labrador. In total, the province spans 405,720 kilometres (158,484 miles2) and is located 2,880 kilometres (1,800 miles) west of Europe and 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) northeast of New York. (see map)
Easy Access
Newfoundland & Labrador is well connected to the rest of the world by air, sea and land routes: Our province has eight federally regulated airports, two with international status, providing business and pleasure travelers with convenient access to major Canadian, US and European centres. Our capital city of St. John's is approximately 3.5 hours flying time to Boston, 4.5 hours to New York and 5 hours to London, England. Our province has two major ferry terminals connecting the island with the Trans Canada Highway (TCH). These terminals are also on major shipping routes to world markets. Labrador is linked to the rest of Canada directly via the Trans Labrador Highway.
Unique Time Zone
Newfoundland & Labrador Standard Time is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 30 minutes ahead of Atlantic Standard Time. Our unique time zone provides a competitive advantage, as well as a potential cost advantage to companies conducting business throughout North America.
Climate
The island of Newfoundland has a temperate maritime climate, similar to that experienced by the states of Maine and Massachusetts and the other Atlantic Canadian provinces. Winters are usually mild, with an average temperature of 0 Celsius (32 Fahrenheit). Summer days range from warm to hot with an average daily temperature of 20 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit).
Lifestyle
The people of Newfoundland & Labrador enjoy a unique lifestyle combining the advantages of modern North American living with 500 years of history. While our province is the youngest of Canada's ten provinces, St. John's is the oldest city in North America. Newfoundland & Labrador offers a clean and safe environment, and enjoys one of the lowest crime rates per capita in North America. Affordable, modern executive housing is located just minutes from shopping centres, parks, schools and restaurants. The rugged beauty of 17,000 kilometres (10,625 miles) of coastline and unspoiled wilderness blend casually with the modern conveniences of any North American city. Popular summer activities include golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, sailing, whale watching and wildlife photography. Winter offers topnotch downhill and cross country skiing, wilderness adventures, snowmobiling, skating, ice fishing and more.
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