An Enormous Iceberg Has Become a Hot Tourist Attraction in Newfoundland

Apr 22, 2017

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California can keep its super bloom; Canada’s got a much cooler attraction: a giant iceberg that’s dwarfing the tiny town of Ferryland, Newfoundland. Located about an hour south of St. John’s, the gigantic mass of ice showed up over Easter weekend and immediately began to draw attention — and camera-toting visitors, who were anxious to snap a photo of (and with) the massive floe, which doesn’t seem anxious to go anywhere.

Ferryland, which has a population under 500, is located at the tip of what’s known as “Iceberg Alley,” and it’s easy to see why. Still, even some of the town’s most prominent residents have been wowed by this particular sight — as have hundreds of tourists. Over the weekend, traffic in the normally quiet town was bumper to bumper, and it could stay that way for the near future.

On Monday, Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told CTV News that it looked as if the iceberg had grounded itself, which means that it could hang around for a while. And more of them could be on the way. Kavanagh said he’s been hearing reports that the wind could pick up and bring more icebergs to Ferryland, adding that “on a clear day, you can see five or six big bergs.” But something tells us none will be as big as this behemoth. Check out the video below for some amazing aerial views of Ferryland’s famous iceberg.

H/T: CTV News

Featured image courtesy of Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism’s Facebook page.

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