My coworkers and I were able to take a private tour of the international area and I was in heaven. Everything is beautiful and clean and pristine. The security guard who showed us around has been an employee for many years, and he had all the inside information. He even took us into the ladies washroom, and showed us where Queen Elizabeth sat, applying her makeup. (Yup. There was a section with chairs, a long mirror and a ledge for make-up applying!)
You can also see the mid-century influences in various buildings around town - which is a little slice of heaven for someone who loves the 1950s & 60s as much as I do! The Albatross Hotel (left) is located on the Trans-Canada Highway and looks super cool from the outside, architecturally. (I didn't actually walk inside, but from reading reviews on tripadvisor, unfortunately I don't think the mid-century theme continues inside - if I owned a place that looked like this, I would totally play up the furniture and art on the inside to make it all seamless!)Over at the Hotel Gander, my coworkers and I had some dinner (or supper, as Newfoundlanders like to call it!) in the hotel restaurant before we took in a little comedy show. I was super in love with this aviation-themed, mid-century style artwork on the walls. Wish I could've taken these home with me!
Overall, I found Gander to be a quaint little town, but with not too many entertainment, shopping, or food/patio options. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what the locals do for fun. But they are all SUPER friendly. And the mid-century feel to this town was amazing!