The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at the site were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Exhibits highlight the Viking lifestyle, artifacts, and the archaeological discovery of the site. Visitors can also explore the hiking trails to nearby bays and lakes.
It has been a particularly harsh winter in this province, and in some areas, the cold conditions persist. L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site is experiencing unexpected delays in preparing facilities for the seasonal opening date, in particular in ensuring a functional water supply to its main facilities because of frozen water lines.
Parks Canada therefore advised the public that the anticipated opening date for the site would be Monday, June 9 (a delayed opening of one week).