Newfoundland has been named the No. 4 island in Canada, according to readers of an international travel publication.
Part of the shoreline at Cape Bonavista. — Glen Whiffen/The Telegram
The readers' choice contest by Condé Nast Traveler places Newfoundland fourth in its Top 5 Islands in Canada contest.
The award was based on an overall rating developed by combining scores for scenery, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging, activities and beaches.
Newfoundland received a rating of 79.7 rating, having scored higher in the scenery, friendliness and atmosphere categories.
Two British Columbia islands made the list, with Vancouver Island taking the No. 1 spot with an 85.5 rating and the Gulf Islands taking the No. 3 spot with an 83.3 rating.
Meanwhile Prince Edward Island finished in second place with a rating of 83.8, Cape Breton fifth with 77.3,
According to the Condé Nast Traveler website (Click Here): Newfoundland is an "undiscovered jewel" that is "perfect for the outdoorsmen in us all with so much natural beauty and wonderful people." "The sea and mountains are spell-binding" and the people are "the friendliest in the world." Traveling here is like taking "a trip back in time to a more pleasant era."