Cape St Mary, New Foundland, Canada
The headland of Cape St. Mary's is located at the southern tip of the south-western arm of the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is one of six seabird ecology reserves protected by the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Park System, is one of the largest, most accessible and spectacular seabird rookeries in the world.
Located at the southwestern tip of the Avalon Peninsula, a four-pronged land mass connected by a narrow strip of land to the rest of the island, the reserve protects hundreds of thousands of birds who breed and nest on the islands and coastal cliffs of this rugged landscape.
Things to see and do
* Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve
* Bird watching
* Bird Rock
* Placentia Bay
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Population – 257,225 approx (Avalon Peninsula)
Land Area – 9,220 km² (Avalon Peninsula)
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – There are ports at Argentia and Port au Basques on the southern coast of Newfoundland.
Transport Links – The St. John's International Airport YYT and the Gander International Airport YQX are the only airports in the province that are part of the National Airports System.
There are several passenger and car ferries which connect New Foundland with the region of Labrador on the mainland.