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Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland stands apart from its fellow provinces for several reasons. Once the home of a Viking settlement, Newfoundland also is the place where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless message, and it also has its own time zone. But it’s the province’s epic scenery — not the fascinating facts — that draws adventure-seekers in droves.

1. Deer

Starting Point • Outdoor Recreation

Deer Lake sits at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Viking Trail, making it a great place to start a trip up the Northern Peninsula and around the west coast. The Viking Trail takes visitors to the 1000-year-old Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. Boasting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Viking Trail is a rare place that is not to be missed.

2. Springdale

Drive 79.7 miles, 1 hour, 21 minutes • History, Outdoor Recreation

Located on the Northwestern shores of Hall’s Bay, Springdale is known for its many legends surrounding the Beothuk people, an indigenous group whose beginnings date back to 1500. From outlandish nautical tales to supernatural stories, Springdale takes pride in its fun lore. It is also known for its fishing. Stellar salmon catches await anglers here.

3. Grand Falls

Drive 66.3 miles, 1 hour, 10 minutes • Outdoor Recreation

Perfectly situated on the Saint John River, Grand Falls is a must for white-water rafting. The town got its name from the waterfalls in the area, and once here you’ll understand why. Grand Falls Gorge is home to walking trails, pontoon boat rides, kayaking and even zip lining. The gorge also offers travelers the chance to walk down 401 steps to see for themselves the wells in the rocks, and to take in the natural beauty of this place.