By Jonathan Soroff | The Improper Bostonian

When planning a spring getaway, New Englanders too often contemplate going south or west. But if you look north, just under a thousand miles away, is the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offhand, the most that your average Joe knows about it is that two breeds of large dogs come from there, or possibly that it’s the setting for the smash musical Come From Away, about the town of Gander, where residents welcomed stranded air travelers after Sept. 11.

What few people know—but more are discovering—is that a visit in May or June offers a privileged glimpse at a unique landscape awakening after a long winter’s nap. And with one of the world’s most buzzed-about luxury inns, unforgettable culinary experiences and some of the friendliest people in the Western Hemisphere, you’ve got a destination that’s off the well-beaten, palm-tree-lined path.

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