Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s most easterly province. It is completely surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Ferry crossings over the Cabot Strait from North Sydney NS to Port-aux-Basque Nfld is approximately a 6 hour ride. The Rock is the endearing name for this area. Just look at how houses are built on all that rock! And you know…Newfoundland/Labrador slang is the best slang you will ever; in all your born days, hear spoken!
The Lay of the Land
The Appalachian Mountain Range extends up to this area and includes the Long Range Mountains and the Tongat Mountains. Gros Morne National Park is part of this mountain range and it is an explorers dream to venture here. These mountains offer up the best skiing, hiking, fjords, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, shore birds, and cliffs for fun seekers of adventure. Marble Mountain is a skiiers heaven. The most easterly part of the Appalachian Mountains extends into and includes the Terra Nova National park, the Boreal Forest, Trinity Bay and Bonavista Bay. Miles and miles of spectacular mountain views and of course rock formations! Just check out the beautiful area known as The Battery. It speaks for itself!
The Nfld/Lab Heritage of early settlers to this area were English, Irish and the
Adventures to Explore
There are numerous historical sights, attractions, coves, inlets, harbours and coastal communities for the adventurer to explore. When you stand at the lighthouse in Cape Spear you are on the most easterly point of North America. ‘Magine that now! Signal Hill overlooks St John’s harbour and when you stand on this point you see the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular views of the massive ice burgs flowing down Ice Burg Alley are a sight to behold! Trips to the northerly and picturesque Fogo Island are great for artists to share. Wouldn”t y’all just love to explore all this? Waterways are everywhere and you will find some of the best Salmon fishing.
Visiting here you just have to immerse yourself into the local culture and experience the colorful Nfld/Lab Heritage. Along George Street you can have a feed of the traditional foods like fried cod cheeks, cod tongues, jiggs dinner, touton, flipper pie, and scrunchions. Can anybody identify all these? Better yet have you eaten it? You can’t miss out on the tradition of being screeched in or kissing the cod or dancing to good ol’ Nfld tunes. Y’all can’t tell me you didn’t have a time visiting there. I haven’t been but it sure is on my list of Git’er dones.
The people of this area are known to be hospitable, warm, inviting and friendly. Their accents and familiar expressions are unique to their own. You just might need an interpreter to understand what is being said. It’s the true capital of slang and definitely has its very own secret language. Gather with the locals and try to learn some NewfoundlandLabrador slang. Aint no party like the music, singing, dancing and story tellin’ like there is over here.
- Royal St John’s Regatta
- Exploits Valley Salmon Festival in Grand Falls
Here are a few East Coast Nfld/Lab Slang sayings and I really hope you will elaborate on this. Come along and share your stories and the Nfld/Lab slang you use. There are so many wonderful sayings to share and learn!
I just know yer slang is the best! Happy slangin’ to y’all!