Resting 15km off the coast of North America, Newfoundland is the 4th largest island in Canada, and the 16th largest island in the world, at 41,760 square miles (108,860 square kilometers).
It is home to the largest and oldest city in Canada - St. John's. Other largely populated cities in Newfoundland include Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, and Corner Brook.
Newfoundland is great for tourists year round. In the winter, enjoy world-renown downhill and cross-country skiing. The Blow Me Down Cross-Country Ski Club was used in the Canadian Winter Games in 1999. Check it out!
In the summer visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Gros Morne National Park (Gros Morne meaning "Large Mountain Standing Alone"). It's an official Canadian National Park well worth visiting to appreciate natural beauty and to observe the rare Harlequin ducks (a threatened species). When at the park, be sure to bring your camera and check out to The Western Brook pond and the Sea Cave.
Newfoundland's original name was Terra Nova, the Latin name for "New Land." The famous Canadian poet E.J. Pratt grew up in Newfoundland. The University of Toronto has an award named after him - the E.J. Pratt Medal for Poetry. Both Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje were recipients of this award.