Want to Go to Fogo?

BC Business Magazine - - Off Lıne - The writer re­ceived travel as­sis­tance from Tourism New­found­land, Ad­ven­ture Cen­tral New­found­land and the Fogo Is­land Inn, none of which re­viewed or ap­proved this ar­ti­cle be­fore pub­li­ca­tion

No­body said get­ting there would be easy. From YVR, count on an ap­prox­i­mately 19-hour travel day—or stay overnight in Mon­treal, Ot­tawa, Toronto or Hal­i­fax to break up the trip. You can set your own small pri­vate plane down on Fogo’s airstrip, char­ter a he­li­copter or sim­ply have the ho­tel send a car to ferry you across from Gan­der. Co­or­di­nate flight-ar­rival times at YQX, the clos­est air­port, with the charm­ing ferry that leaves from Farewell, New­found­land ( just over an hour’s drive from Gan­der). It’s a 45- to 75-minute sail to Fogo, de­pend­ing on the route.

If you have lay­over time in Gan­der, the east­ern New­found­land out­post has a proud avi­a­tion his­tory that’s worth ex­plor­ing. The North At­lantic Avi­a­tion Mu­seum has a De­hav­il­land Tiger Moth and other vin­tage air­craft, plus tales of the town’s strate­gic role in the Sec­ond World War and, more re­cently, in hous­ing stranded pas­sen­gers on 9/11.

Through May 2018, Fogo Is­land Inn dou­bleoc­cu­pancy rooms with full board (ex­clud­ing al­co­hol) start at $1,675 a night, in­clud­ing a half-day ori­en­ta­tion tour of the is­land.

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