Tourism

The local tour operator McCarthy's Party has arranged a number of tours for Magnetic North (and CAP) delegates on Sunday June 12th. Details of these tours together with a link to the registration form is available from here.

St. John's is one of the oldest cities in North America. Check out the St. John's Tourism web site. Also check out the St. John's resturant reviews.

Outside St. John's are towns, villages and historic sites with a charm that makes them unique. Plan a drive along the coast or take an afternoon boat trip and you may see whales migrating north and icebergs drifting south.

Only a 15 minute drive from St. John's, is Cape Spear National Historical Site. It is the most easterly point of land in North America.

The Witless Bay Bird Sanctuary which is Thirty kilometers south of St. John's boasts North America's largest Atlantic Puffin colony. About a four hour drive from St. John's is the Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve. This place is often called the most spectacular gannet nesting site on the continent. Newfoundland has been visited by more than 300 different species of birds.

Newfoundland has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Gros Morne National Park, located on the west coast; and L'Anse aux Meadows, located on the Northern Peninsula. L'Anse Meadows is North America's only authenticated site of Norse (Viking) settlement. These are only a few of the more popular tourist destinations. Why not bring family and plan a holiday around the conference? For more information on tourism and tour operators, please contact the Department of Tourism at 1-800-563-NFLD, or visit newfoundlandlabrador.com.