Gander is central to the island of Newfoundland and is home to Gander International Airport – the province’s largest airport.  We are Canada’s most easterly province, strategically linked to markets in Europe and North America.

Newfoundland Standard Time is GMT-3:30, 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 30 minutes ahead of Atlantic Standard Time.


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Ferry Service

Nova Scotia to Newfoundland

Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service is provided by Marine Atlantic between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Crossing time is 6 hours. (This ferry connects with the trans-island bus service operated by DRL Coach Lines.)

From mid-June to mid-September, an additional ferry operates between North Sydney and Argentia in eastern Newfoundland, which is 45km from Route 1 and 131km from the provincial capital of St. John’s. Crossing time is 12-14 hours.

For rates and schedules, contact:

Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau
P. O. Box 250
North Sydney, NS B2A 3M3
Telephone: (902) 794-5700
Toll Free Canada and U.S.: 1-800-341-7981
Fax: (902) 564-7480

Advance reservations are recommended. A toll-free telephone service is provided within most of North America.

Flight Service

Gander International Airport links Gander with other countries, as well as Canada. Operating on a daily basis, such companies as Air Canada and Provincial Airlines, link with major aircraft carriers to open the doors of the world to the people of Gander.

For more information, contact:

Gander International Airport Authority Inc.
1000 James Boulevard
P.O. Box 400
Gander, NL, Canada
A1V 1W8
Tel: (709) 256-6668 (administration) | (709) 256-6666 (24 hours)
Fax: (709) 256-6725

Highway Travel

The Trans-Canada Highway (Route 1) crosses Newfoundland west to east from Port aux Basques to St. John’s, a distance of 905km. Secondary highways along the route provide many fascinating, “off-the-beaten-track” side trips. Click external_link_icon here for road conditions.

Getting Here From:





333km – 207 miles
Port Aux Basques


573km – 356 miles


147km – 91 miles
Grand Falls – Windsor


95km – 59 miles
Corner Brook


359km – 223 miles
Terra Nova National Park


64km – 40 miles


282km – 175 miles
Contact Us

Questions? Concerns? Send us an email and we'll get back to you, ASAP. You can also call (709) 651-2930.