At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies the first known evidence of European presence in the Americas. Here Norse expeditions sailed from Greenland, building a small encampment of timber-and-sod buildings over 1000 years ago Against a stunning backdrop of rugged cliffs, bog, and coastline, discover the fascinating archaeological remains of the Viking encampment, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. You’ll meet costumed Viking interpreters as you tour the recreated base camp and discover original artifacts from this internationally renowned archaeological find.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
Hours of operation9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 29 May to 11 June
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12 June to 21 September
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 22 September to 6 October
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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Telephone: 709-623-2608 (May-October); 709-458-2417 (November-May)