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Still a little-known corner of the world, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is very different from Canada's other Atlantic provinces - not only geographically, but historically and culturally, as well. Comprised of the island of Newfoundland and the territory of Labrador on the eastern edge of the Québec peninsula, the province's geographical isolation, at the northeasternmost edge of North America, has helped forge its unique character. "The Rock," as the island is aptly nicknamed, is rocky and ill-suited to agriculture, a hostile region whose landscape, often very rugged, is so splendid that you can't help but stand back and marvel. The western part of the island is shaped by the ancient Long Range Mountains, the tail end of the Appalachians. Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers visitors a remarkable chance to explore these mountains, which in many places plunge straight into the limpid waters of deep fiords. Farther north, toward L'Anse aux Meadows, the site of a former Viking camp, the road runs along flat and strikingly desolate coastal landscapes. Elsewhere, lofty cliffs, pebble beaches and tiny fishing villages punctuate the shore, providing scenes of picturesque enchantment. The capital of the province, St. John's, lies in a magnificent natural setting on the shores of a long harbour rimmed with high, rocky hills. Newfoundland offers outdoor enthusiasts countless opportunities to explore a rich wilderness and to observe Caribou caribou and moose, colonies of Puffin puffins and gannets, and, from the coast, whales swimming about and icebergs slowly drifting by.

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