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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

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Parks Day

Saturday, 18 July 2015
Unleash your inner Viking! Parks Day at L’Anse aux Meadows is your chance to get immersed in Viking life. Dress up, play games, hear sagas, or learn about Norse life on a guided tour. Our popular Xplorers booklet is back this year. It’s full of kids’ activities. The souvenirs and certificates are back too!

Westward Viking Festival—A real “Taste of Vinland”

21 to 31 July 2015
Come experience life as a Viking by participating in the Westward Viking Festival. Immerse yourself in every day Viking life in our “Viking Encampment Program” or take in one of the many site programs of Viking age skills. Try a taste of the region as participating organizations celebrate the festival by showcasing unique food, crafts, art and music. A real “Taste of Vinland”.

A Taste of Vinland Gala

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 7–10 p.m.
Visitor Centre, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
Tickets $45; please call 709-623-2608 for information

Celebrate with us at this exciting evening of culinary collaboration and cultural celebration! This showcase of regional and international entertainment, music, storytelling, food and laughter will highlight the many wonderful cultural experiences offered by local businesses and organisations in the L’Anse aux Meadows region.

With an ice carving by Chef Steve Watson standing sentry nearby, a feast of traditional Newfoundland, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Viking fare will be available for sampling, as prepared in cooperation with local restaurants, Chef Watson, and Chef Arden Jackson from the Icelandic-Canadian Club of Toronto. Be enthralled by our masterful Viking storytellers of L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and enjoy live musical performances.

Performers include folksinger Lindy Vopnfjörð, Viking re-enactor and musician Wade Hillier and other local musicians from the Great Northern Peninsula.

Following the Taste of Vinland Gala, please join us for an evening beach bonfire and fireworks display on the shores of the community of L’Anse aux Meadows.