A record warm Arctic winter has spawned a tourism boom in a tiny Canadian town.
Sightseers and selfie-snappers are flocking to Ferryland, Newfoundland, to watch enormous icebergs drift off the Southern Shore.
The town of 500 residents has seen bumper-to-bumper traffic in recent days. Its two lone restaurants would theoretically be packed — that is, if they opened before late May, when the tourism season normally begins, CBC reported.
Nearly 650 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic as of this week, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s International Ice Patrol. That’s about triple the number of icebergs this region sees during this period. Read more…