The First Sunrise in North America, Newfoundland and Labrador
Out here, standing on the edge of the continent, you'll find the perfect vantage point to witness the first sunrise in North America. You are as far east as you can go without getting water in your boots. When you're standing on the edge of the continent, it's hard not to feel inspired as the sun rises to greet the sky.
Otherwise known as "The Rock", Newfoundland and Labrador's recorded history began over 1000 years ago when the Vikings set foot on land (North America's only authentic historical Viking site, an UNESCO World Heritage site). Newfoundland and Labrador is home to humpback whales, puffins, and icebergs the size of skyscrapers. Here, on the doorstep to the new world, is a heritage rich in tradition from cultures of England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Portugal, and Spain. With accents quite unique, the people are warm and friendly, with a quick wit and endless charm. Who else would call their home Ha Ha Bay, Dildo, Witless Bay or Heart's Delight?
Capital City: St. John's
GLBT Legislation: The Human Rights Code of Newfoundland and Labrador lists sexual orientation as grounds on which discrimination is prohibited.
Home to the Puffin: About 95% of all North America's puffins breed in colonies around the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts.
Noteworthy: kitchen parties, kissing a cod, screech... some of the unique experiences you just have to try...