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About our Province
Nestled into the northeast corner of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador offers an inviting lifestyle surrounded by an environment of clean Campus Locations throughout Newfoundland & Labrador, a moderate climate, spectacular coastline, rugged mountains and friendly people.
The province is Canada's most easterly with a population of 527,000, the majority of whom reside on the island portion of the province. There are some 20,000 miles of rugged coastline, with hundreds of seaside communities in coves and deep bays. Labrador is the mainland portion of the province bordering on the Province of Quebec. It is one of Canada's last remaining untapped storehouses of natural wealth and beauty. It is roughly three times the landmass of the island portion of the province, with 5% of the total population residing there. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador's hub, is a multi-cultural community and a military flight training centre, situated at the western end of Lake Melville. The towns of Labrador City and Wabush in Western Labrador form a large urban community based primarily on the mining industry. The remaining population is scattered along the coastline in 26 communities.
St. John's is located on the southeast part of the island and is the historic commercial center and capital of the province, and the largest city. The St. John's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 200,000. The city is large enough to provide a full range of services, yet small enough so that the city provides a sense of community. Two of the College's campuses are located within the city, with the other fifteen campuses located throughout the province.
Recreation enthusiasts will love Newfoundland and Labrador as it is a haven of activity. With its warm summers and moderate winters, outdoor activities are plentiful...golfing, down-hill skiing, fishing, whale and bird watching, sports and entertainment events, hiking, or just simply observing the majestic icebergs surrounding our shores in late spring or the amazing beauty of our autumnal colours. For those who prefer the indoors, the urban centers offer theater companies, the symphony, modern and classical dance, art galleries, music festivals, and an exciting nightlife.
People travelling to the province have the option of arriving by plane or by ferry. There are two international airports, St. John's and Gander, with daily flights from most major Canadian cities. St. John's also has regular direct flights from Heathrow, London, England making us very accessible for the international crowd. Regional airlines serve the province through regional airports including Goose Bay, Gander, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Stephenville and Wabush. The island of Newfoundland is linked to the Canadian mainland through a ferry service with Nova Scotia.