With two of Canada's World Heritage Sites, L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Gros Morne National Park, and countless things to do, Newfoundland and Labrador is a big province to explore. But rest assured there are plenty of cheerful people to guide your way -- East Coast hospitality is internationally renowned. To help you plan your next family vacation, we've picked a few of the top attractions from across the province.
Corduroy Brook Nature Trail, Grand Falls-Windsor
Hikers of all ages and abilities can explore Corduroy Brook, a 4.5-kilometre waterway winding through Grand Falls-Windsor via trails and bridges. Brush up on your knowledge of local outdoor habitats before your walk -- there are plenty of plants, birds and other wildlife to identify along the way.
Where to stay: Enjoy the quiet and the view at Hotel Robin Hood or choose between motel, hotel and efficiency suites at Mount Peyton Hotel.
Corner Brook Museum & Archives, Corner Brook
The Corner Brook Museum & Archives, built in 1926, is in a registered heritage building that once housed the post office, customs and telegraph office and courtroom. Spend an afternoon exploring the social, cultural and natural history of Corner Brook, the Humber Valley and the Bay of Islands. Check out exhibits on fishing, Captain James Cook, the military and more.
Where to stay: Wind down in the indoor swimming pool at the Greenwood Inn and Suites or book a chalet-style apartment at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
Festival of Lights, Bay Roberts
From November 29 to January 6, Bay Roberts holds its annual celebration of the holiday season, which coordinates all the activities in town, from the illumination parade and tree-lighting ceremony to concerts and carolling. Don't miss the chance to witness -- or take part in -- traditional Newfoundland mummering.
Where to stay: Stay at the recently renovated Klondyke Hotel in the centre of Bay Roberts.
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