In Adventure | By Jill Brown | June 29, 2023
Extend the Adventure: Designing your pre and post trip to Fogo Island Inn
Whether you’re planning your first visit to Fogo Island Inn or we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming you before, consider extending your trip to explore places on the way. Each of these cities are easily accessible through connecting flights and offer singular experiences, culinary delights, and historical treasures. We’ve put together a few ideas to add to your itinerary!
Take a Culinary Journey through St. John’s, NL
Indulge in a mouthwatering culinary adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador's vibrant capital city, located on the Avalon Peninsula. Taste the dishes that celebrate local ingredients at Terre Restaurant or delight in classic Newfoundland fare with a contemporary twist at The Merchant Tavern. For more casual dining options, visit The Ship Pub for an evening of live music and a relaxed atmosphere; sample fresh breads, pastries, and cakes from the beloved Post Master’s Bakery (the same duo can now be found at their second location on the most easterly point in Canada – Cape Spear!). And what’s a foodie adventure without dessert? Treat yourself to artisanal gelato and freshly baked treats at The Parlour on Military.
Explore Halifax’s History
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and discover fascinating attractions that bridge the past to the present. Gain insights into the stories of immigrants who shaped Canada's cultural fabric at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21; step back in time in the heart of downtown Halifax, taking in the panoramic views of the city at the Citadel National Historic Site; and visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where you can pay your respects to the resting place of over 100 victims of the Titanic.
Take a tour of one of North America’s oldest running breweries, the Alexander Keith’s Brewery, concluding with a lively traditional ceilidh at “Stag’s Head” – the historic pub that was once the aging cavern of Mr. Keith’s brewery. Looking to get outside of the city? Take a daytrip to Peggy’s Cove where you can marvel at the breathtaking coastal scenery and iconic Peggy's Point Lighthouse.
Adventure Seeking in Gros Morne
For those looking for exhilarating outdoor adventures, Gros Morne in Newfoundland and Labrador promises unforgettable experiences. Navigate stunning fjords and marvel at dramatic cliffs and cascading waterfalls during a cruise of the Western Brook Pond; kayak along the scenic waterways from Trout River to Bonne Bay; or embrace the winter weather and ski or snowshoe in Burridges’ Gulch and enjoy the tranquility of this snow-covered wonderland.
Conquer the challenge that is Gros Morne Mountain and be rewarded with breathtaking views from NL's second-highest peak. Then discover the otherworldly landscapes and geological wonders of the Tablelands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Art & Architecture in Montréal
Experience a captivating blend of art, culture, and history in Montréal, Québec. Immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene with these must-visit attractions:
Delight in world-class exhibitions and contemporary masterpieces at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Art Museum MTL; journey through 500 years of history in Quebec and Montreal at Château Ramezay; and marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Stroll through the streets of Old Montréal, discover small galleries, and immerse yourself in the 17th-century ambiance. While you’re in the area, uncover the fascinating history and archaeological wonders of Montreal at Pointe-à-Callière.
Toronto: A Melting Pot of Culture and Celebration
Unleash your inner explorer in Toronto, Ontario, a vibrant and multicultural city bursting with energy. Delve into its diverse offerings, including:
Explore Kensington Market & Chinatown, browsing vintage shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques; experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in full bloom at High Park, a true urban oasis; or take in expansive views of the city from the top of the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest free-standing structures.
Take a day trip to Niagara Falls and witness this awe-inspiring natural wonder or, for the oenophiles, visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and indulge in a wine lover's paradise. Keep an eye to Toronto’s festival schedule and plan your trip around the city’s vibrant and diverse celebrations: from Pride to TIFF, Jazz Festival to Caribbean Festival, and many more.
If you’re interested in extending your vacation and exploring any of these cities, our Reservations Team are happy to help in any way they can!