6 Crush Sodas You Can Only Get in Newfoundland

Crush Soda in Newfoundland

Despite having just about 1.5% of Canada's population, Newfoundland and Labrador has a surprisingly large amount of exclusive food and drink items. Appreciated by Newfoundlanders for decades, the Crush soda brand offers Newfoundland soft drink flavours that aren't available elsewhere in the country.

Why? This phenomenon may have some connection to a large portion of Newfoundlanders being loyal to Pepsi, the distributor of Crush in Canada. One internet posts suggests that the preference stems ...

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5 Cool Facts About the Trinity Loop Abandoned Amusement Park

Trinity Loop

The Trinity Loop amusement park began offering up summer fun to Newfoundlanders in the late 1980s. Despite being permanently closed in 2004, it has lately been a popular destination for people who enjoy exploring abandoned buildings or taking eerie photographs. There are no plans to resurrect the park any time soon. Here are 5 facts you may not have known about the abandoned Trinity Loop.
The Ferris Wheel Collapsed in 2018

 

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Can You Drink Alcohol in Public in Newfoundland?

In some parts of the world you're able to freely crack open a beer and walk around with it anywhere you'd like. Since Newfoundland has such a prevalent alcohol consumption culture, you may be wondering if you can drink alcohol in public in Newfoundland.

The short answer is no, however, let's first define what public drinking actually is!

When you hear the term public drinking, this does not mean anywhere in public view, it simply means outside of a private residence or licensed establishme...

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Signal Hill Fence Goes Up, Then Comes Down

Almost as fast as it went up, a new fence constructed at Signal Hill is now being taken down.

Earlier this week Parks Canada was ridiculed for their decision to construct a giant fence near the Signal Hill Interpretation Center. Opponents, including comedian Rick Mercer, claimed that the fence blocked a view of the city, was an eyesore, and were shocked that construction seemed to proceed without any consultations with local residents or the city.

 

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6 Beautiful Newfoundland Lighthouses

For decades before GPS and computer technologies, sailors navigated the thousands of kilometers of Newfoundland coastline with the help of lighthouses.

Once manned by humans, most remaining lighthouses which are still in operation are all automated these days and don't require personnel on-site around the clock.

There are dozens of beautiful lighthouses to be seen around Newfoundland. Here are just a handful of our favorites.
Fort Amherst
Built in 1813, the Fort Amherst lighthouse was th...

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5 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in Newfoundland

Looking to chill out with a cone or some other cool treat this summer? There are plenty of Newfoundland ice cream places to choose from!
Bergs Famous Ice Cream - Mt. Pearl & CBS
Living up to its "famous" name here on the Rock, Berg's has tons of flavors and treats to choose from. Whether you're looking for hard or soft ice cream, milkshake, or something else, you'll likely find it here!

Berg's has a location at 57 Conception Bay Highway and another in Mt. Pearl at the intersection of Co...

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6 ‘Newfinese’ Sayings You Should Know for Visiting Newfoundland

While the tale of the Newfoundland accent has been greatly exaggerated at times, the province certainly does have some unique sayings that may be new to visitors!

It's true some of us can speak fast, and depending on the area of the province you're in, you may hear some interesting Newfoundland accents or sayings. For the most part our language and speech is fairly normal and understandable, but there are some sayings that nearly everybody in the province uses in everyday life! The phrase "Ne...

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New Campground Coming to Mount Pearl

In the past, the only camping option in the St. John's metro area has been Pippy Park, but that's about to change!

For those living in St. John's, a campground in the middle of the province's capital city may seem odd. After all, driving a few minutes down the road to camp in a tent or RV doesn't really feel like a getaway. But, it's all a matter of perspective! For those coming from out of town, out of province, or out of country, it's a different story!

Having a campground in the city me...

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Experiencing Quidi Vidi Village

Quidi Vidi (most commonly pronounced "kiddy vidi") is a neighborhood in St. John's, Newfoundland with a rich and vibrant history. A visit to Newfoundland wouldn't be complete without paying a visit!

The area gets its name both from Quidi Vidi lake (where the Royal St. John's Regatta is held each year) and the Quidi Vidi Harbour. As a fishing village historically, it has kept much of the look and feel to this day, with many fishermen and boaters active.

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Hiking the Newfoundland East Coast Trail

Whether you're looking for an hour-long hike or a multi-day backpacking and camping excursion, the East Coast Trail is something you must experience while visiting Newfoundland.

Split up into 26 separate paths, the East Coast Trail offers about 300km of developed trail to explore along the province's Avalon Peninsula. You'll see fishing villages, fjords, lighthouses, ecological areas, icebergs, a suspension bridge, and more. The trail is completely free to use, though the association does acc...

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