Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador hotel packages make great annual vacations ideas, especially if you enjoy birdwatching. The provincial bird, the Atlantic puffin, makes the journey to Newfoundland's Bird Island Cove or Witless Bay Ecological Reserve every year. To get to town for the seabird breeding season, research the hotel prices and rates in St. John's, the capital city of the province and the first British city in North America. The British regarded St. John's ports and battlements as top strategic points during the Seven Years' War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Today's explorer, however, regards St. John's as a place to find a beautiful whale watch and puffin cruise.
Labrador is connected to the Canadian mainland, and Newfoundland is the largest of roughly 7,000 adjacent islands. The early European explorers to the area, which included Lief Ericson as well as Portuguese and British sailors, were dumbstruck by the abundance of fish. To this day, the world's best anglers covet the rooms and low prices of Newfoundland and Labrador hotel deals, many of which include lodging and outfitting for record-seeking Atlantic salmon and brook trout fishing trips.
As if interesting history and the promise of fantastic wildlife sightings were not enough, Newfoundland and Labrador hotels can introduce you to some of Canada's top destinations and recreational activities. Gros Morne National Park features everything from bogs to fjords and from Viking settlements to hiking trails through fields of orchids and pitcher plants. In Terra Nova National Park, you can canoe or kayak the many vibrant rivers and bays frequented by whales. You may see Bald eagles circle overhead, and golfers get to tee off over the rapids of rivers teeming with wild salmon.
Reservations and cheap hotel deals in Newfoundland and Labrador are perfect for lighthouse fans. Some of the most popular Canadian vacation packages include iceberg, whale, and lighthouse tours, including a visit to Cape Race Lighthouse, the first station to receive the SOS from the RMS Titanic. Hundreds of lighthouses tower above the Newfoundland coast, and many of the lighthouses offer meals, lodging, and historical recreations. Divers and anglers, however, will appreciate the 8,000 shipwrecks, some of which are 500 years old.
A cheap Newfoundland and Labrador hotel deal can be about far more than the area's maritime heritage, however. Dramatic mountains and plenty of snow make locations such as Marble Mountain a mecca for anyone who loves to ski, telemark, and snowboard. If you prefer, teams of local huskies will be happy to take you on the special dog sled rides you can book from discount hotels in Newfoundland and Labrador.