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Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada's most easterly province, strategically linked to markets in Europe and North America. Gander is central to the island of Newfoundland and is home to Gander International Airport - the province's largest airport.

Newfoundland Standard Time is GMT-3:30, 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 30 minutes ahead of Atlantic Standard Time.


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Flight Service

Gander International Airport links Gander with other countries, as well as Canada. Operating on a daily basis, such companies as Air Canada, Provincial Airlines, link with major aircraft carriers to open the doors of the world to the people of Gander.

For more information, contact:

Gander International Airport Authority Inc.

1000 James Boulevard
P.O. Box 400
Gander, NL, Canada
A1V 1W8
Tel: (709) 256-6668 (administration) | (709) 256-6666 (24 hours)
Fax: (709) 256-6725

Ferry Service

Nova Scotia to Newfoundland

Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service is provided by Marine Atlantic between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Crossing time is 6 hours. (This ferry connects with the trans-island bus service operated by DRL Coach Lines.)

From mid-June to mid-September, an additional ferry operate between North Sydney and Argentia in eastern Newfoundland, which is 45 kilometres from Route 1 and 131 kilometres from the provincial capital of St. John's. Crossing time is 12-14 hours.

For rates and schedules, contact:

Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau

P. O. Box 250
North Sydney, NS B2A 3M3
Telephone: (902) 794-5700
Toll Free Canada and U.S.: 1-800-341-7981
Fax: (902) 564-7480

Advance reservations are recommended. A toll-free telephone service is provided within most of North America.

Highway Travel

The Trans Canada Highway (Route 1) crosses Newfoundland west to east from Port aux Basques to St. John's, a distance of 905 kilometres. Secondary highways along the route provide many fascinating, "off-the-beaten-track" side trips.

Getting Here From:





333 km |207 miles

Port Aux Basques


573 km |356 miles



147 km |91 miles

Grand Falls – Windsor


95 km |59 miles

Corner Brook


359 km |223 miles

Terra Nova National Park


64 km |40 miles



282 km |175 miles

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