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Book a sightseeing tour over scenic Newfoundland. Search for icebergs and whales, and view historic Newfoundland sites from above. Experience the rugged coast of Newfoundland or fly to western Newfoundland to enjoy the majestic sites of Gros Morne National Park. Take your camera and capture the beauty Newfoundland has to offer. Please email Admin@gft.ca for more information.
Signall Hill has a long and vibrant history dating back to the 1600's. It was where the final battle of the Seven Years War between Britain and France took place and it was where Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message. It is a marvelous view.
Cape Spear is the eastern most point in Canada, the closest point to Europe in North America, and the first location in Canada to see the sunrise each day. Cape Spear also has a lighthouse that dates back to 1836.
Bell Island is located off Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula in Conception bay. It has a remarkable coastline. Bell Island viewed from the air can prove to be one of the most spectacular views one can witness.
The original lighthouse at Fort Amherst was built in 1813. It was replaced by a new structure in 1852. That building was then demolished in 1952 to make way for the present structure. It proves an outstanding view from the air.
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve is one of the best and most accessible places in the world to see nesting birds. There are thousands of birds to be seen. They vary from Northern Gannet to the Great Cormorant.
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve contains four islands - Gull, Green, Great, and Pee Pee that are abundant with bird life during the seabird breeding season. Included in this North Americas largest Atlantic Puffin colony (more than 260,000 pairs).
Placentia is the former French capital of Canada. It has many features that interest tourists. It has the only lift bridge in Canada, old fort sites, one of the oldest graveyards in Canada, and a spectacular view from the air
Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve
Named for the navigational hazard it poses at the often foggy southwestern tip of the Avalon Peninsula, Mistaken Point is one of the world's most significant fossil sites. Here lie the oldest complex life forms on Earth. Known to scientists as the Ediacara biota, they are creatures that lived 575 to 542 million years ago, when all life was in the sea.
Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve
This is the largest protected seabird island in Newfoundland and Labrador. During the summer months, it has more types of breeding seabirds than any other seabird colony in the province. Its 3,360,000 plus pairs of Leach's storm petrels make it the largest of its kind in the world.
Fogo Island was settled in the 1600's and has a rich ancestral history that rivals its shear beauty. It was once covered with trees until they were all destroyed by fires. "Fogo" comes from the Spanish word meaning "Fire".
Surgeon Cove Head
Built in 1911, this lighthouse is located on an island in the Bay of Exploits and is only accessible by boat. The view of the structure is a treat for the eye.
Established in 1927, this Barite mine was the lifeblood, and essentially, established the town of Buchans. It is one of the best views in central Newfoundland.
At 246 kilometers, the Exploits River is the longest river in Newfoundland and one of its most beautiful sights. Its name hints of daring and intrigue.
Long Island Lighthouse
Notre Dame Bay is full of islands that dot the coast. On one of these islands there stands the Long Island lighthouse that has been active since 1904. Notre Dame Bay: An amazing viewing experience.
Little Bay Islands
Little Bay Islands is located in scenic Green Bay. This is a beautiful Newfoundland outport with many boats and fishing stages. A scene that exemplifies Newfoundland.
Funk Island is home to more than one million common murres, numbers that make it the largest colony of common murres in the western Atlantic. Other seabirds such as the Northern fulmar, Atlantic puffin, and razorbill also nests on the island. The Funk Island was known as one of the premier spots for the Great Auk, a flightless bird that is now extinct.
Bonavista Bay Lighthouse
Bonavista has historical significance as it was where John Cabot first landed in 1497. Bonavista also has one of the most beautiful lighthouses in Newfoundland. What better way to experience all of this then a view from the air.
Terra Nova National Park
Terra Nova National Park consists of rolling forested hills, exposed rock faces, bogs, ponds and wetlands. The park is also teeming with wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Terra Nova National Park makes for an astonishing view.
St. Pierre et Miquelon
Consisting of several small islands, this is the only remaining French possession in North America. The community is rich with heritage since the days of Napolean, through to the U.S. Prohibition, and into World War II.
Chambers Cove is rugged yet beautiful. During World War II, three U.S. Warships (Truxum, Pollux, and Wilkes) sunk off the coast of Chambers Cove. The survivors were helped ashore and assisted by locals.
Green Island is a rocky island at the mouth of Fortune bay. It lies between the Newfoundland coast and the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Greenland has present on it a lighthouse that was first built in 1908.
Fortune Head Ecological Reserve
Fortune Head is a rugged cape off the southwestern edge of Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula. Some of its rocks date back 530 million years. A portion of this reserve is dedicated by the International Union of Geological Scientists (IUGS).
This island, which is located in Trinity Bay, was occupied by Dorset Eskimos and Beothucks between AD 150 and Ad 750. It is believed that these people camped on Dildo Island for the purpose of seal hunting. Thousands of artifacts were uncovered there from the same period.
Churchill Falls is the second largest hydro electric development in the world. It is an engineering masterpiece to be seen and you will be amazed of the magnitude of this development now providing power to Quebec and the eastern United States.
Come see this sparse, pristine region. Formed from some of the earth's oldest rock and boasting some of the highest peaks in eastern North America, the Torngat Mountains are definitely a breathtaking view.
Voisey's Bay is one of the largest nickel deposits in the world (100 million tonne). This $2.9 billion project is truly a treat to view from above.
Smallwood Resevoir, with an area of 6,527 sq km (2,520 sq mi), is the largest body of freshwater in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is at the head of the Churchill Falls hydroelectric project and is one of the largest resevoirs in the world.
Point Amour Lighthouse
This lighthouse marks the northern entrance of the iceberg-filed Straits of Belle Isle. Built in 1851, it is the second highest lighthouse in Canada.
Gannet Islands Ecological Reserve
This reserve is the largest and most diverse seabird breeding colony in Labrador. Despite the name, not a single Northern gannet belongs to the seven islands that make up the Gannet Islands. The reserve has the largest razorbill colony in North America (10,000 pairs) and a large community of Atlantic Puffin.
Rising up from Lake Melville in the south, Mealy Mountains offers forested river valleys as well as rugged mountain environments. Parks Canada is now conducting a feasible study on whether or not this area should be made into a national park. We think it should and believe you will also once you see it.
Comprised of 3000 square kilometers and stretching 140 kilometers inland, Lake Melville forms the largest estuary in the province. Lake Melville is surrounded and encircled by mountains, with its primary settlements of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Northwest River, and Sheshatshiu.
Labrador's interior is a vast landscape which is full of wildlife and harsh terrain. Many rivers, lakes, and streams line the interior and makes for some remarkable viewing. Labrador is one of the very few places in the world that is truly considered "wild".
L'Anse aux Meadows
A thousand years ago Vikings arrived from Europe, centuries before their other European counterparts. They settled in L'Anse aux Meadows, which is declared a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. Come view the traditional Viking settlement from above.
Cape Norman Lighthouse
Located near the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula, Cape Norman Lighthouse was built by the Canadian Government in 1871. The original wooden tower was replaced by an iron one in 1907 and that in turn was replaced by the current concrete tower in 1964.
Come witness what has resulted from centuries of glacial action. Fjords, along with alpine plateaus, glacial valleys, sheer cliffs, and waterfalls create an experience like never before
Table Point Ecological Reserve
Between 468 and 458 million years ago the Appalachian Mountains were beginning to form. At the same time, the lapetus Ocean (ancestor of the Atlantic) was closing and the continental shelf was collapsing and breaking apart. A Carbonate belt existed along the edge of North America, which at the time lay across the equator. Located here are reserves of fossils and rocks that document the changes to the continental shelf and ancient ocean.
It's been called the best skiing east of the Rockies. Marble Mountain is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, which stretches up from Georgia in the United States. With an average snowfall of 16 feet, this is truly a marvel to view.
Come view the majestic Humber Valley and Humber River which cuts a meandering path through it to the Bay of Island. The view is breathtaking.
Gros Morne National Park
This park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a rare example of continental drift and glacial activity. Deep ocean crust and rocks from the earth's mantle lie exposed for a view like no other.
Ten Mile Pond
Glaciers carved this deep valley through the mountains of Western Newfoundland. This is simply a must see for everybody.
Grand Lake is the largest body of fresh water in insular Newfoundland and presents magnificent scenery. Cliffs that are 1000 feet high lie in its central shores; rolling hills, some of them containing coal, lie at its eastern extremity.
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands is a sub-basin of the Gulf of Lawrence. It is named for the many small islands that are scattered throughout it, some of which were populated for generations with fishing families.
Port aux Basques Lighthouse
Built in 1875, it is the first lighthouse seen by visitors entering from the Maritimes via boat. It has been called the gateway to Newfoundland.
The Codroy Valley can boast of having the earliest recorded evidence of settlement on the West Coast (1822). The Codroy Valley is an example of agriculture in Newfoundland and its many, many beautiful acres are a pleasant view from the air.