City Parent: Newfoundland is imagination central


Plan to spend a couple of days in the area.  Quirpon Lighthouse, only a few kilometres from here, still operates on Quirpon Island.  Pronounced kar-poon, the island lies at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula and projects into “iceberg alley’ so visitors usually spot both whales and icebergs.  They offer accommodation in the lighthouse keepers cottages, as well as plenty of wonderful hiking and kayaking. There are the remains of at least two Viking sod huts on the island. And in August, wild bakeapples, also called cloudberries, provide a delicious snack.

Liz Campbell