Newfoundland and Labrador climate
Newfoundland covers a lot of geographic territory, so technically it has more than one climate type. Generally speaking temperatures in the summer don’t get any higher than the low 20s C, and in the winter average highs struggle to reach freezing – and can often be far below, depending on where on the island you are.
When to fly to Newfoundland and Labrador
Unless you love blustery winters with low temperatures and snow, come in July or August when temperatures are highest.
Getting around Newfoundland and Labrador
The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador is, well, all of it. The best way to see the coasts and the interior is to drive, so rent a car. But take caution: wildlife poses a serious hazard in roadways, and hitting a moose is a much more dangerous prospect than a deer. Be alert.
Newfoundland and Labrador insider information
Newfoundlanders are a friendly, funny bunch – just don’t call them Newfies. You may hear that term tossed around; from one Newfoundlander to another it can be a term of endearment, but from an outsider it can be disparaging. You’re bound to be approached by many more than one welcoming local wherever you stop. You’ll be in for a friendly, casual conversation. You may also be prodded to have a shot of the local rum or to kiss a codfish as a show of good sport.