It may be hard to imagine life in your new home, because Newfoundland and Labrador is truly a unique place to live. We have a long and rich history: our provincial capital, St. John’s, is the oldest city in North America. Today, with its modern amenities, world-class dining, and vibrant cultural scene all minutes from pristine coastlines and woodlands, Newfoundland and Labrador offers the best of urban and rural living. Our cities are much smaller than major Canadian cities such as Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver – but if you’re seeking a new adventure and a different way of living, you’ll feel right at home in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The province is geographically larger than many countries, including Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and New Zealand. With a population of 530,000, mostly clustered in urban areas, the province has one of the lowest population densities in the world. There are six national parks and over a dozen provincial wilderness parks to explore. The world-famous East Coast Trail offers stunning scenery and is accessible only minutes from downtown St. John’s. For a general orientation to Newfoundland and Labrador, including our history and economy, please see About Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador is a northern climate with weather varying greatly through winter, spring, summer, and fall. Temperatures in the summer average 16°C, while winter temperatures average just below freezing, which often means snow. Residents of the province find ways to enjoy all the seasons, including camping, hiking, sports, and fishing in the summer and snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling in the winter. For more information on our climate, please visit newfoundlandlabrador.com.