It has an international airport that was once a major refueling point for almost all trans-atlantic flights.
It was also one major transit point for the WWII ferry command; the other was Goose Bay, Labrador.
Gander International Airport (YQX)  is served by Air Canada and Sunwing Airlines, with daily flights from St. John's and Halifax.
Gander is also located on Trans-Canada Highway 1, 330 km west of St. John's and 570 km east of Port Aux Basques.
North Atlantic Aviation Museum, 135 Trans Canada Highway, ☎ (709) 256-2923, . The museum presents the history of aviation in Gander, an important location due to its suitability as a refueling stop on trans-Atlantic flights. Museum exhibits cover wartime operations during WWII and the town's role in hosting many travelers whose flights landed in Gander on the day of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. $5.