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The Province of Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador is noted for having a wealth of wild game as well as lakes and streams that are untouched.  The province has a huge land mass and a small population base. This makes the province a haven for wilderness snowmobiling in the wintertime and a tourist destination during the summer months. The settlement pattern in Newfoundland and Labrador is directly related the province’s economic history with most of the population settled in small inlets and bays around the province due to the fact that the growth of the island was centred around the fishing industry.  As time passed, the forest industry became a major industry in the province.   Today, Oil and Mineral exploration have become a significant industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. The island of Newfoundland has a temperate maritime climate, similar to the rest of the Atlantic Provinces and North Eastern United States. Winter temperatures usually range from -10° to 0° Celsius (14° to 32° Fahrenheit). Summer temperatures range from 18° to 26° Celsius.  Popular summer activities include golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, sailing, whale watching and wildlife photography. Winter offers first class downhill and cross country skiing, wilderness adventures, snowmobiling, skating, ice fishing and more.
Provincial Facts Population - 512 669 (2012) Land Mass - 405 720 Sq km Capital City - St. John’s Population roots - South west England and Southern Ireland Coastline - A rugged 17 000 km Became Canada’s 10th province in 1949. Part of Newfoundland and Labrador has a time zone which is 1/2 of an hour later than the Atlantic Time Zone.
Provincial Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador Flag
The Province