Newfoundland and Labrador with Parcours Canada and BougeBouge
It’s your last step in your BougeBouge tour. Newfoundland is the easternmost region in North America! Its unique attractions are its miles of pristine coastline, whales and gigantic icebergs. Icebergs? Yes, indeed, Newfoundland is one of the best places in the world to observe them. 10,000 years old, they come in all shapes and sizes, with colors ranging from the white of snow to the deepest aquamarine. Don’t miss Gros Morne National Park! It is a real paradise for hikers. Its forests, low plains and peat bogs are home to rare plants and animals!Newfoundland is also centuries of history and picturesque fishing villages!
St. John’s is a fascinating city! I recommend that you start your tour on Gower Street to see some of the most beautiful Victorian homes in St. John’s! This small street is about a kilometer long and is lined with colorful houses with colorful facades. Their tart tones have earned them the name Jellybean Row. This picturesque tradition is said to have originated with Newfoundland fishermen who, upon arriving at the harbour, wanted to recognize their homes through the thick fog. It’s time to go to the Signal Hill National Historic Site! In the 18th century, it was used to signal the arrival of ships to the military authorities and merchants of St. John’s before becoming the seat of the city’s defences until the Second World War. In 1762, the site was also the scene of the last battle of the Seven Years’ War in North America. Don’t leave St. John’s until you have been to the city’s most photogenic neighbourhood « The Battery ». It has become an icon of the city with its fishermen’s houses hanging from the cliff of Signal Hill… Its name comes from the military role it once played in the defence of St. John’s harbour. You will be able to stroll through the neighborhood’s alleys before reaching Cabot Tower by beautiful hiking trails. Enjoy your visit!