14 Facts of Newfoundland and it’s Capital City, St. John’s

Newfoundland, Canada Flag

The Newfoundland Flag

As we just flew into St. John’s, Newfoundland (our Home Town) late last night to spend a week visiting our families we figured it was the perfect time to write some blog posts about where we’re from. 🙂  To start off the week, growing up in St. John’s, we can tell you these Facts of Newfoundland

  • Newfoundland is an Island…
  • To arrive, you must fly or take a boat (or be born here :-))
  • The capital city of Newfoundland is called St. John’s.
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland is the most easterly city in North America (Cape Spear, just outside of St. John’s, is the most easterly point
  • Part of the Province is considered the foggiest place in the world
  • St. John’s is the oldest city in North America
  • The Pitcher Plant is the official flower of Newfoundland
  • Moose were successfully introduced to Newfoundland in 1878… the Province is well known for it’s huge Moose population
  • Mummering is a long time tradition at Christmas time since the early 1800’s… we can already imagine the comments coming in below asking what that is 🙂
  • Newfoundland is the youngest Canadian province, having  joined Confederation in 1949
  • The Province’s time zone is 1.5 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone… it’s literally called Newfoundland Time 🙂
  • Nearly 40% of the Province’s population lives in St. John’s
  • The island has it’s own dialect of Irish, English and French
  • The Atlantic puffin is the official bird of the province
    A picture of an Atlantic Puffin in Newfoundland

    Atlantic Puffin

     

We hope you enjoyed reading about the facts of Newfoundland but as we talk about in our free eBook, coming here and getting the “real life’ education is much better

…and the people here are pretty cool too so we know you’ll love your visit! 🙂

Happy Traveling and Learning.

We appreciate You!

Nancy & Shawn

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