Canada’s Best-Kept Secret | Fogo Island Inn, Labrador

Located in a remote, 18th century fishing village off of the north coast of Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn is one of those unexpected pleasures. It was named one of the best newcomer getaways in 2014 and has handmade furnishings. It’s all modern architecture was inspired by Norwegians and each rooms at the inn are beautiful suites.

Fogo Island Inn offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a great gym, three wood-fired hot tubs, wood-fired sauna, a cinema and a contemporary art gallery, to name just a few.  This wonderful inn is romantic with its massive bathtubs, wood-stove fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, breathtaking ocean views and all the decor is the work of local artists! 

This amazing inn also makes sure its environmental impact is small with it’s composting programs, rainwater catchment, solar energy and locally grown, amazingly delicious, organic/seasonal food along with excellent fresh North Atlantic seafood! Enjoy one of their Old Pal cocktails with ancient iceberg ice taken right from the sea!

Hiking the ancient footpaths is a must on Fogo Island as are the boat building orientations, craft programs, trips to Change Island and a visit to Oliver’s Cove.  In the summer months you can also explore the beach, tour local museums, go ocean fishing & swimming, enjoy bonfires at night, go kayaking, bicycling and enjoy the music at one of the many music festivals! Fogo Island is bustling with activities and things to see and do. Make plans to visit Fogo Island Inn now.

Written by LeVar Thomas

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