Summer brings whales, birds, and bergs.
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June 2013 eNewsletter

Glacial Giants

If you're looking for one of the greatest places on earth to view icebergs – the Canadian Coast Guard estimates as many as three to four times as many bergs this year as seen in the past. Trace their movements online through, or get live updates via Twitter. Or, just head over to the Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery and Heritage Centre for a personalized iceberg viewing and lobster fishing boat tour. Don't forget the Iceberg Festival in St. Anthony from June 7-16, a celebration that's been 10,000 years in the making.

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Graceful Swimmers

Every year, 22 species of whales and dolphins come for peace, quiet, and the odd photo op. Why not join them? If you're feeling adventurous, try Ocean Quest's zodiac tour in Twillingate where you can spot humpbacks and minkes frolicking nearby. Then head north to the Labrador Straits with a local guide who will show you where orcas and belugas make their way up the coast.

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A Place for Puffins

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to North America's largest colony of Atlantic puffins. To see these birds in action, visit the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. A boat tour is the perfect way to catch a glimpse of one of these captivating birds. If you prefer dry land, then Elliston is the place for you. Celebrated as the Root Cellar Capital of the World, this cozy seaside town boasts the closest place to view puffins from land in North America. They even have their own Bird Island Puffin Festival that runs July 14-21.

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