Newfoundland naturally expects that its 43,000 square miles of untamed wilderness will provide great attraction for tourists. Before the war tourist travel was chiefly confined to cruise passengers arriving at St. John's and Corner Brook and a few anglers who visited west coast streams.
About one fifth of the area of the island is occupied by lakes and there are countless streams containing brook trout, sea trout and salmon. Tuna fishing and even the taking of cod under the guidance of expert fishermen provide thrills for the sportsman.
For the hunter, the forests and barrens contain moose and caribou, while partridge, wild ducks, geese and other game birds are plentiful.
Even plain sightseeing among the picturesque coastal settlements and in the rugged interior has its attractions. At all events, the tourist trade has been of great value to scenic parts of the Canadian Provinces, and equal possibilities are present in Newfoundland.