Newfies is what the good folk from the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada are affectionately called. Many Irish emigrated to Newfoundland and an Irish accent can still be heard in Newfoundland.
Many Australians would have visited the British Columbia province in Canada, its principal city of Vancouver, and gone over to Vancouver Island to visit the capital city of BC, Victoria. Perhaps they strayed into the Alberta province to the east of BC with its capital city of Edmonton, but perhaps better known to us by its largest city Calgary, and then the province of Ontario, the capital being Toronto, which is only a day trip away from Niagara Falls .
One of Canada's ten provinces, Newfoundland, is an island, perhaps similar in status to our own island state of Tasmania and way out east and generally, not high on Aussie tourist destination lists.
I heard on the wireless about some coloured houses in St John's and so click on this link to see them in Jellybean Row, St John's(sic), St John's being the capital of the island. Isn't Jellybean Row such a great name.
Vancouver in Canada is a wonderful city. Toronto is a big and cosmopolitan city and has heaps to offer. Montreal sounds interesting in a European way, but I haven't been there. Who knows what these far eastern areas of Canada are like?
Here is a sample of the coloured houses in St John's, Newfoundland, Canada.