RVing Newfoundland

For the past few years I have had the privilege of  meeting travelers, from many countries, who have come to Newfoundland Labrador to discover the island by RV. We have had visitors from Israel, Ireland, Switzerland, France, Australia, Holland, Germany, The United States and from every Canadian province.

They come here not for the beaches or the warm weather but as one couple said, “to see nature”. They comment on the rugged coast lines, the scenery, the marine life,  the history and the friendliness of our people.

“It’s a photographer’s delight” as one couple commented on their visit. One honeymoon couple were delighted to come upon a moose cow and calf as they were walking on one of the many trails. The momma moose just looked at them as if they expected people to drop by to take photos.

Most of our customers leave St John’s and head for Gros Morne national Park, with a stop in Clarenville to buy groceries.  Those who stay on the Avalon usually stay at Pippy Park Camp Ground for their first night. The direction they take is determined by flight arrival times.

Unfortunately there was a group of three men who came to go salmon fishing but they had made no prior arrangements for licences or a guide.  Their trip did not go as well as they had expected. I was very surprised they they had not done any research and had not pre-booked a fishing guide. Non-Resident Fishing Info

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Finding a campground in Newfoundland

Here are some considerations for RV travel in Newfoundland:

  1. Campsites and RV Parks: Newfoundland has numerous campsites and RV parks that accommodate RV travelers. These sites often provide essential amenities such as electrical hookups, water, and sewage disposal. It’s advisable to plan your route and book campsites in advance, especially during peak travel times.
  2. Ferry Services: If you are traveling from the mainland of Canada, you may need to take a ferry to reach Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic operates ferry services from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Port aux Basques and Argentia in Newfoundland. It’s essential to make reservations for the ferry in advance.
  3. Scenic Routes: Newfoundland offers spectacular scenic routes that are perfect for RV exploration. Consider driving along the Viking Trail on the Northern Peninsula, exploring the Bonavista Peninsula, or touring Gros Morne National Park for its stunning landscapes.
  4. Weather Considerations: Be mindful of the weather conditions, especially if you are traveling during the winter or shoulder seasons. Newfoundland’s weather can be unpredictable, and road conditions may vary.
  5. Cultural Experiences: Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in Newfoundland’s unique culture and heritage. Visit historic sites, fishing villages, and engage with the friendly locals to experience the island’s charm.
  6. Wildlife Watching: Newfoundland is known for its wildlife, including whales, puffins, and moose. Keep an eye out for wildlife viewing opportunities during your RV journey.
  7. Road Conditions: While major roads are generally well-maintained, some rural areas may have challenging road conditions, especially in more remote locations. Stay informed about road conditions and plan your route accordingly.

Always check for updated information and regulations, .

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