Staycation guide

Staycation guide

It's called a "staycation", and it's all about finding great ways to fill your summer while staying close to home. As thousands of tourists discover every year, Newfoundland and Labrador has breathtaking sites and a wealth of events to fill the hot and sunny — OK, and the damp and foggy — days of summer. We have collected a series of stories from across the province so you can see who is doing what, and where it's all happening. Now, get out there!

Kayaking in the early morning mist. — Photo by Paul Smith/Special to The Telegram

Heavy metal moose

May 22, 2014 - 10 h 52

At Fishers' Loft in Port Rexton, artist Christina Nick is in the process of crafting a moose sculpture entirely out of steel.

Nick is a world-traveled artist whose...

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Heavy metal moose

Ready to roll

June 05, 2014 - 9 h 23

And according to Gander’s parks and recreation director Dan Deschamps, it will be one busy spot this summer, including grand opening ceremonies to be held in conjunction with Canada Day celebrations...

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Following d’Iberville’s trails

June 17, 2014 - 4 h 30

If, however, you were an Englishman living on the Avalon Peninsula in November 1696, d’Iberville was a name that would strike terror right through to your toe nails. For d’Iberville was the Godzilla...

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Following d’Iberville’s trails

Stay awhile

June 18, 2014 - 8 h 07

And they no doubt liked what they heard.

“Five years ago, we had 13 per cent of the provincial tourism market and now we are up to about 15 per cent…that may not sound like a lot, but it...

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Preserving the past

June 19, 2014 - 12 h 36

The Shoal Harbour Methodist Cemetery located off Balbo Drive had been hidden in a wooded area until recently. It had been in limbo until a developer cleared the land in front of the cemetery for the...

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My first Newfoundland kayak adventure

June 21, 2014 - 4 h 35

Yes indeed, we get our share of nasty and stay-indoors kind of weather, but you know what? I think it inclines us to appreciate the sunshine so much more. And besides, you can always tie flies, paint...

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My first Newfoundland kayak adventure