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. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 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 Plantย is the official flower of Newfoundland
  • Moose were successfully introduced toย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Newfoundland is the youngest Canadian province, having ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Traveling and Learning.

We appreciate You!

Nancy & Shawn

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15 Responses

  1. Raymond @ Man On The Lam October 13, 2011 at 6:52 PM #

    Hey I did not know you folks were from Newfoundland! I just googled “interesting facts about St. John’s Newfoundland” and lo and behold here I be! Pretty weird considering I just replied to a comment you guys made on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m a Newfie too btw!

    • Nancy & Shawn Power October 14, 2011 at 1:29 AM #

      Really! You’re a Newfie too! That’s hilarious. Do you make your home there?

      Nancy & Shawn

  2. Whoever November 9, 2011 at 11:49 PM #

    BTW…St.John’s is NOT the most eastern point in North America, Cape Spear is! It’s the most eastern CITY in NA, but not the farthest east the Province goes!! Just sayin’…

    • Nancy & Shawn Power November 10, 2011 at 12:06 AM #

      Very true whoever… although we’re guessing that’s not your legal name? ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s the problem with being away from home so long… we’re lumping St. John’s and Cape Spear together! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cape Spear is definitely the furthest point though which is now what our post says… thanks for letting our readers in on this! TTYL N & S

  3. Cool Beans November 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM #

    Thanks for the helpuful information! This told me a lot about Newfoundland! Really interesting!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Cool Beans November 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM #

    Also, what is mummering??? It’s a funny word!

    • Myaella February 21, 2014 at 3:00 AM #

      Its a Christmas tradition where you get a group and dress up then you visit different peoples house and have a kitchen party and they try to guess who you are! Its lots of fun:)

  5. matthew March 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM #

    this is a very nice site about Newfoundland

  6. matthew March 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM #

    i dont mind this site

  7. christopher phillips March 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM #

    I just took a newfie shit!!!

  8. christopher phillips March 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM #

    I fucked a dog

  9. christopher phillips March 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM #

    I just fucked a dog

  10. waffles 101 October 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM #

    frogs go waffles go waffles go waffles.

  11. marc June 28, 2017 at 3:05 PM #

    Halloween on Newfoundland island must be INCREDIBLE! I would LOVE to visit in the fall or autumn as you Canadians say. Heard its beautiful up there. Greetings from the US! God bless Canada too! Happy Canada Day for Saturday! ( We have ours on Tuesday!) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nancy & Shawn Power June 29, 2017 at 2:51 AM #

      Thanks Marc,

      Thank you very much!

      Yes, it was always fun Halloween time and the Fall is great to see the change of the leaves in multi-color.

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