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Newfoundland and Labrador Water

The province practically insists on visitors taking a nautical adventure – to get from Newfoundland to Labrador, you’ll have to cross the Strait of Belle Isle. Take a kayak or canoe out to one of the province’s 7,000 islands to find an unspoiled piece of land to call your own for a day or two, or dip in and out of the mammoth ocean caves that line the shores. On a warm summer day, you’ll be able to paddle right up to giant whales as they bask in the sunshine. Over 22 species of whales are seen in Newfoundland and Labrador every year, including humpbacks, minkes, fins, and sperm whales.

For a truly epic sight, take a boat out to Iceberg Alley, which traverses most of the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. Here you’ll see icebergs formed over 10,000 years ago in Greenland as they sail out down the incredibly strong Labrador current to sea. The icebergs create an impossibly playful dance as they tumble and twirl down the saltwater corridor. You’ll have to hold yourself back from the temptation to jump in with them. For a bit of historical trivia, this corridor is where the Titanic met its demise, trying to dance along the Alley.

For a water experience that speaks more to your stomach than your soul, dip your line into the fantastic fishing available here. The land of the big fish is home to wild brook trout, wild Atlantic salmon, Arctic char, Northern pike, sea-run brook trout, lake trout, and whitefish. If you’re after landlocked salmon, try breaking the record for the biggest one ever caught – 22 pounds.

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