Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John's Morning - E. Elli Photography

Photo by E. Elli Photography…

16 Jul 7:15 PM 0 Read More...

Signal Hill in St. John's at Night

St. John’s, Newfoundland is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, maybe the world. Many Newfoundlanders take for granted that on any given night they can drive for a few minutes and take in sights like this one.

Featured in this photo is Cabot Tower atop Signal Hill…

14 Jul 12:22 PM 0 Read More...

The Colonial Building in St. John's

Colonial Building:From 1850 to 1959, the Colonial Building was witness to Newfoundland’s unique political story – from colony to nationhood, from nationhood to the suspension of democracy during the Commission of Government years, and onwards to provincial status within Canada. A new experience of the Colonial Building will bring…

20 Jun 1:25 AM 0 Read More...

How to pronounce "Newfoundland"

I live in Toronto these days and more people than not pronounce the name of the eastern-most province of Canada wrong.

Newfoundland.

Say it out loud.

Now follow these guidelines from Trip Advisor:
The way to pronounce Newfoundland is “NEW-fun-land” or “NEW-fund-land”. Its stresses are…

07 Jun 5:16 PM 0 Read More...

One does not simply go on the pip

This week I discovered that “Going on the Pip” or “Pipping off” (two seemingly opposing actions – on vs off) is a Newfoundland slang.

From Wikipedia: Truancy – List of Slang Expressions…

27 Apr 2:03 PM 0 Read More...