Canada’s most easterly province is home to some impressive frosty sights.
Newfoundland boasts Iceberg Alley, a spectacular viewing point for 10,000-year-old glacial giants that drift in through spring.
The town of Ferryland has just welcomed a sizeable tourist attraction in the form of a mammoth iceberg.
Larger in size than the one that sank the Titanic, the iceberg has sailed up to the coast, measuring some 150ft tall.
Icebergs don’t normally drift through the passage until May or June but there have been many early arrivals this year, all the way from the Arctic.
A total of 616 have been reported so far in 2017 across the North Atlantic. There were 687 spotted last year by September.
The spike in sightings has been attributed to unusually strong counter-clockwise winds and global warming, according to experts.
Though the impressive formations often sail away when sea ice breaks up in early summer, this giant could be there to stay.
Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told the Canadian Press: “It’s the biggest one I have ever seen around here.
“It’s a huge iceberg and it’s in so close that people can get a good photograph of it.”
Local resident Don Costello told CBC: “It’s not moving out of there unless these winds stay up for another while, because [the iceberg is] right in on the shallow ground.”
The iceberg that sunk the Titanic back in 1912 was estimated to measure 100ft.
Ferryland’s tiny population of 500 has already received an influx of tourists flocking to see the striking new sight, with many more on the way.
The mayor said there are up to six “big” icebergs out in the distance that could head towards the coast if the winds intensify.
If you want to see Iceberg Alley for yourself, you can fly to St John’s, where it’s an hour’s drive to Ferryland.
Last month it was revealed an iceberg three times the size of London is on the verge of breaking off.
The Larsen C ice shelf is one of the 10 biggest ever icebergs and could spark a four inch rise in sea levels if it rips away.
Source : EXPRESS