Fogo Island, Newfoundland
About an hour by ferry from Newfoundland‘s north-eastern coast, this island charms with its picturesque fishing villages and stunning ocean views. With less than 3000 inhabitants, visitors are greeted here like long-lost cousins. Fogo Island’s 11 communities include names that will bring a smile to your face: Seldom, Little Seldom, and Joe Batt’s Arm. Though it originally developed around fishing, these days tourism drives the area. Every August, a province-wide crowd travels to Fogo for the Brimstone Head Folk Festival, celebrating the Island’s heritage while taking in the sounds of traditional Irish-Newfoundland music.