Canada as a whole is a fantastic place for a first-time solo trip, safe, scenic and some of the best scenery in the world for enjoying all types of outdoor adventures. But the easternmost province of Newfoundland is perhaps the very best of all, with exceptionally friendly people who will go out of their way to make you feel welcome, and be there to assist should you run into trouble – although here, the crime rate is extremely low and violent crimes are practically non-existent. In fact, many Newfoundlanders still leave their doors unlocked.
If you’re looking for city life, St. John’s is ideal without being overwhelming. Founded in 1610, this beautiful and historic capital is home to outgoing, friendly people. They love their Celtic music – among other types of tunes, and George Street, a two-block long stretch houses nothing but bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs as the main center of nightlife. Just minutes outside of the city, you can enjoy whale watching, puffin and iceberg cruises, kayaking, spectacular hiking opportunities and much more.