Newfoundland and Labrador Canada as a Wellness Destination
Newfoundland and Labrador Canada is rapidly evolving as a health and wellness destination. With so much international attention on mental health and well-being, methods of self-care such as hot and cold immersion therapy are surfacing across the island. The Wim Hof method and cold water immersion, for example, has been made quite popular by local “Iceman” Brent Beshara and health benefits range from higher energy levels to relief of symptoms caused by autoimmune diseases.
Hiking is also a fantastic outdoor adventure activity that visitors can enjoy in abundance here on the island with many spectacular trails weaving through the forests and around the breathtaking rugged coastline. In fact, the Winter off-season is my favourite time to explore because of the pure peace and tranquility. Snowshoe adventures are also incredibly fun when snow conditions are favourable.
The hike to Barrick’s / Batrix Island takes about an hour, can be rated as moderate and takes adventure seekers to the top of the mountain offering spectacular views of Back Harbour, North Twillingate Island and Notre Dame Bay. Batrix / Barrick’s island is connected to the main island by a narrow strip of beach and was once home to families years ago and the historic Maritime Archaic People. Add it to your Newfoundland and Labrador bucket list today no matter the season!