Newfoundland is Canada’s easternmost province and incorporates Labrador. Newfoundland is an island, whilst Labrador is situated on the mainland. The capital city is St Johns where 40% of the poulation of the province live,with 95% of the whole province living on Newfoundland Island.
It is believed that there are in the region of 8000 wrecks in and around Newfoundland and Labrador. Of these, there are 4 which were sunk by U-Boats during WW2 and the most accessible wreck is of the Lord Strathcona which lies at a depth of 90 feet. Clearly visible are the torpedo holes.
As the cool Labrador Current meets the warm Gulf Stream off the coast, there is an abundance of marine life which most notably attracts many thousands of whales to the area. Whale watching is a big attraction in Newfoundland & Labrador between May and September, with 22 different species of whale visiting the area, such as Minke, Humpback, Orca, Blue who come to feed on krill and squid