Icebergs are common this time of year off Newfoundland's shorelines, but the one that's there now is creating quite a stir on this easternmost Canadian province.

Canada's CBC News said that over Easter weekend, the Southern Shore Highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked with traffic as both professional and amateur photographers arrived in droves to snap the massive ice mountain that's reported to be 50 feet bigger than the one that sank Titanic.

The small fishing village of Ferryland is just an hour from the province capital of St. John's, in the area off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador that's colloquially known as "iceberg alley" due to the large number of ice blocks that drift down from the arctic each spring.

The icebergs are often locked into sea ice and can stick around until late spring or early summer, but Mayor Adrian Kavanagh told The Canadian Press that this one looks like it's grounded and could stay in place.

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It's already been a very busy season in iceberg alley, with hundreds of icebergs reported in the Atlantic - many more than usual for this time of year in the coastal regions, experts say.

The icebergs are created by a process known as calving, in which chunks of ice break off from the edge of a glacier.

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The iceberg that infamously sunk the Titanic in 1912 is believed to have measured about 100 feet and to have come from a glacier in Greenland.

If you plan a trip to Newfoundland in June, or possibly even July with so many icebergs this year, you'll also have the chance to see the abundance of humpback whales that swim off Newfoundland's shores.


Check out the Titanic giant in this spectacular footage captured by NL Aerial Productions

The stunning glacier in the video below, is another one of the many that can be seen in Newfoundland now.

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