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Reasons to fly to Canada

The most easterly of the Canadian provinces changed its name in 2001 to better represent the cultural and geographical influence of Labrador, the mainland portion of these coastal lands. The locals have long made a modest living by and around the frigid ocean. Labrador is on the mainland and juts into the icy Atlantic, while Newfoundland is a massive, 42,000-square-mile, rocky island. Whether its tundra, rocky highlands, or craggy coastline, book a cheap flight to Newfoundland and Labrador and soak up this land where the terrain is powerfully pristine, and the people have a charming warmth and humor about them. 

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Canada climate

Newfoundland covers a lot of geographic territory, so technically it has more than one climate type. Generally speaking temperatures in the summer don’t get any higher than the low 70s, and in the winter average highs struggle to reach freezing – and can often be far below, depending on where on the island you are.

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Best Time to Fly to Canada

Unless you love blustery winters, come in July or August when temperatures are highest.

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Getting around Canada

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador is, well, all of it. The best way to see the coasts and the interior is to drive, so rent a car. But take caution: Wildlife poses a serious hazard in roadways, and hitting a moose is a much more dangerous prospect than a deer. Be alert.

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Canada Travel Information

Newfoundlanders are a friendly, funny bunch – just don’t call them Newfies. You may hear that term tossed around; from one Newfoundlander to another it can be a term of endearment, but from an outsider it can be disparaging. You’re bound to be approached by many more than one friendly local wherever you stop. You’ll be in for a friendly, casual conversation. You may also be prodded to have a shot of the local rum or to kiss a codfish as a show of good sport.

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Canada airports

St. John’s International Airport (YYT) offers limited international flights during the summer. Other airports that offer domestic flights include those in Gander, Deer Lake, and Stephenville.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    John F. Kennedy International to Calgary International:
    5 hr 10 mins
    Newark International to Calgary International:
    5 hr 22 mins
    Newark International to Edmonton International:
    7 hr 3 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Halifax International:
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