Experience Gander

Fast facts
  • Learn about Gander’s rich history which inspired the hit Broadway musical Come From Away
  • Treat your taste buds to freshly caught cod and other local delicacies
  • Excellent fishing, canoeing, sailing and swimming off the Kittiwake Coast
  • Admire vintage aircraft and learn about Gander's role in WWII at the Aviation Museum

Gander is a charming town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland with a reputation for providing unrivaled East Coast hospitality. Considered one of the world’s most significant aviation destinations, you can learn about Gander’s fascinating history that inspired the hit Broadway musical Come From Away with a visit to the North Atlantic Aviation Museum. Nature lovers can hike along scenic trails, canoe across the pond or enjoy a lakeside picnic at Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park. Gander is a great starting point to explore Newfoundland’s unique coastal landscapes on a road trip. For a change of scenery, take a short drive to one of the nearby towns and admire views of ocean vistas and dramatic cliffs.

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Travel tips

National language: English and French

Currency: CAD (Canadian Dollar).

Language notes: Hello and bonjour! In Canada there are two official national languages.

Voltage: 120V

What to buy: Before the days of satellite navigation, lighthouses played an important role in helping seafarers navigate their approach to Gander. So a small lighthouse figurine is a great souvenir to take home with you.

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