Stephenville (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Stephenville is in Newfoundland.
You Can reach Stephenville easily. Firstly, if visiting from the mainland or anywhere off the island, you can reach Stephenville by air. Stephenville has it's own International Airport with connections to just about anywhere, but first you have to connect through Halifax or St.John's as they ahve the largest airports within the atlantic region.
If travelling by car, you will first have to take the Marine Atlantic Ferry from North Sydney to Port aux Basques. From there its a 2 hour drive north on the Trans-Canada Highway to Stephenville.
Once your in Stephenville you can get out and enjoy the region by car or foot, you can tour the region by car by taking route 460 along the French Ancestors route around the Port au Port peninsula, Newfoundlands only true bilingual region.
If you prefer to walk, then get out and explore the town, walk through and see the former American Air Force Base, with streets named after American states.
The town offers no mass transportation system of any kind besides taxi, two taxi companies operate in and around town. Bluebird and Crown.
See the sites, the French heritage, the American influance, the fishing outport history. It's all in one town.
If you enjoy camping, Barachois Provincial Park is located just under 30 mins form town on the TCH. Inidan Head park is located along the beach of Bay St. George and offfers a true camping experience. Zenzville Campground is also located just outside town in Kippens. The campground offers full serives like Barachois and is closer to town.
Buy souveniers at shops downtown from the historic Arlims Co. to the modern Wal-Mart. Riffs on Main St. also has a wide variety of quality clothing for anybody.
If it's good food you require than visit Heartery's Family Restaurant on Main St. or Emile's Restaurant and Pub in the Holiday Inn. Stephenville also has a wide variety of chinese food and is known for Dominoz Pizza House, not the chain restaurnat but a small restaurant opened in the 1950's. It's known for great food, a friendly atmosphere and a low cost.
Newfoundland is known for great drinking, and Stephenville is no exception. Bars and Clubs are located throughout town. Razoolies is the most popular nightclub in the entire region. Clancy's is located downstairs from Razoolies and is also known for great food. Visit Main St. and any one of the many bars, Club 90, The Redwood, The Bar and more.
If you need a place to stay because camping isn't your thing, don't worry, we have you covered. The Holiday Inn is ajoined to teh Stephenville Mall and offers fully serivced rooms at an affordable rate. The Dreamcatcher Lodge also offers great accomadations in both hotel and motel forms. The Hotel Stephenville is located on the Base and is very affordable as well, it has rooms in the main building as well as in the unattached Annex. Keyano Motel also offer 10 rooms and is located near town. The Crosswinds Resort and Inn at The Cape are located on the Port au Port peninsula and offer incredable accomadtions and an amazing view, with beautiful scenery.
Get out and see what you can, go golfing on the 18 hole golf course, hike the Lewis Hills and visit Newfoundland's highest point. Experiance true Newfoundland hospitality, than leave and come back again next year! Or if you don't want to leave you can always stay.