Newfoundland & Labrador – Best time to go

Best time to visit Newfoundland & Labrador

Don't be fooled into thinking that you can only visit in the warmer months, with a temperate climate, it's possible to enjoy every season in Newfoundland & Labrador. Enjoy hiking, boat cruises and wildlife in the summer months or travel in winter for unspoilt skiing and snowmobiling trails with 100% natural snow and idyllic conditions. Don't forget to visit in spring to view the migrating Icebergs along Iceberg Alley - a must see experience.

The island of Newfoundland has a temperate marine climate, meaning you won't have to contend with extreme temperatures.  Winters are usually mild with a normal temperature of 0 degrees Celsius - there are higher than average amounts of rain and snow as a result.

Summer days range from cool to hot, with a normal temperature of 16 degrees Celsius. Good swimming weather generally begins at the end of June. Early summer (May onwards), although still cool, is a great time to visit St. John's. Icebergs can still be seen as late as June from the city and whales make their way to the shores of Newfoundland  to feed right through to September.

 July and August are the most popular months to visit and temperatures can reach as high as 25 degrees but can dip as low as 12 degrees. As Newfoundlanders say -"there is no such thing as bad weather - just bad clothing". Bring lots of layers. Summer activities continue through September to include golfing and hiking. Come October it's chilly and wonderfully crisp. Newfoundland boasts a short but breathtaking fall foliage season with colours typically peaking in late September/early October.

Labrador’s climate is different from the island with the winter climate being somewhat harsher, but temperatures can top 25°C (77°F) during the short but pleasant summers.