Sports & Activities

We will keep you active with our many sports and activities in Newfoundland


NIS is committed to providing our students access to a variety of sport options as we understand the importance of being fit and the excitement of competition. Whether it is a sport you would like to continue to play (as in your home country) or even learn a new one, we have countless sport options to choose from! These options include but are not limited to, football (soccer), baseball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, cricket, badminton, table tennis, hockey, skiing, snowboarding etc. When deciding on your preferred school location be sure to discuss with our NIS staff any sport preferences you may have so that we can do our best to ensure that these options are available to you.


At NIS, we recognize the need for our students to remain healthy and active during their year abroad. In each region of the province, we offer our students a variety of exciting activity options. These activities will provide the students the opportunity to interact with other students and experience adventures that are unique to Newfoundland. These activities include skiing, snowboarding, river rafting, whale watching, zip lining and so many more. If you are interested in exploring and trying as many of these activities as possible you should check out our Adventure Program.

Whale Watching

Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most spectacular whale watching places on Earth. With the world’s largest population of humpback whales and another 21 species of whales and dolphins visit our province from May and September each year. Imagine the excitement you would experience seeing a whale feed, or play from the deck of a tour boat, the side of your sea kayak or from a sea side trail?

Natural Parks  

At the edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places to see and appreciate nature in all its glory. Home to three National Parks, one National Park Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador also boasts 18 wilderness and ecological reserves, and breathtaking botanical gardens.  

Gros Morne National Park, a place unlike any other on earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 1,805 square kilometres, the park is a never-ending experience of wonders and scenery. You can hike the amazing landscape along the earth’s mantle, or climb to never-ending summits. Travel along the water through fjords carved by glaciers with towering cliffs and waterfalls.  To learn more about Gros More National Park click here.

Terra Nova National Park is Canada’s most easterly national park with 400 square kilometres of natural beauty. Here you can go kayaking or boating in the scenic bays and along the breathtaking coastlines, amongst whales and seabirds. The park as dense forests and with 11 beautiful hiking trails. As you walk along the twisting paths you might spy a moose, lynx, beaver, or even an eagle. To learn more about Terra national Park click here.