5 Things do During Summer in Newfoundland, Canada

  1. Explore St. John’s
    St. John’s is a really cool city to walk around and explore. Since the city is built on a hill you will be sure get stay fit when walking around this city. Go for lunch at a local pub, walk up Signal Hill, or just walk down by the waterfront and breath in the beautiful fresh ocean air.
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Houses in St. John’s, Newfoundland
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Seagull flying over the Atlantic in St. John’s

2. Raft the Exploits

One of the most fun things I did while in Newfoundland was a rafting trip on the Exploits river just outside of Grand Falls. They aren’t the biggest rapids in the world but it’s still a total blast. The guides play tons of fun games with you and each raft has water guns so there are lots of friendly water fights between rafts. If you have the money you can splurge and stay in one of their nice Chalets for the night.

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Going into the Rapids
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Water Fight!
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Fun in the Rapids
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The Badger Chute
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If we got close to another raft, we made sure they got wet!

Photos by Rafting Newfoundland. For more info www.riverfrontchalets.ca

3. Swim in Thunderbrook Falls

Located just outside of Grand Falls-Windsor Thunderbrook Falls makes a great little swimming hole on a hot day. If you don’t feel like swimming pack a picnic and your camera and just admire this natural beauty. Tip- If you are going to swim it’s good idea to wear flip-flops or water shoes as it is quite rocky.

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Thunderbrook Falls

4. Hit the beach at Deer Lake

Explore the trails around the beach, take a refreshing swim in the lake, or watch the sunset over some ice cream.

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Exploring trails around the Deer Lake Waterfront
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Amazing Sunsets 
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Deer Lake Beach 

5. Wander the little towns and villages

The small towns a villages in Newfoundland can almost feel like a step back in time. Explore the little fishing villages, eat some fresh seafood at a little diner or roadside stand, browse the local shops and really take in the true Newfoundland culture.

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Steam in Clarenville, Newfoundland

 

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Exploring the beautiful village of Bonavista, Newfoundland
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Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland

 

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Botwood, Newfoundland
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