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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P.O. Box 70
St. Lunaire-Griquet NL A0K 2X0
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.
Detailed fees list
- 709-623-2608 (May-October)
- 709-458-2417 (November-May)
- Email: email@example.com
Gros Morne National Park
Cruise sheer-walled fjords and hike diverse landscapes from windswept shorelines to sub-Arctic summits. Explore rare geological oddities that earned Gros Morne UNESCO World Heritage status, and relax amid the culture of Newfoundland’s coastal communities.
Port au Choix National Historic Site
See prehistoric artifacts from four ancient Aboriginal cultures that inhabited Newfoundland’s rugged northwest coast. Visit an ancient burial ground, hike coastal trails and see prehistoric artifacts including slate spears, harpoon tips and ivory daggers.
Red Bay National Historic Site
Red Bay was once the largest and most important commercial whaling station in the world. See the restored chalupa, explore archaeological treasures and original artifacts from the period at this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Torngat Mountain National Park
Amid jagged peaks and vast glacial valleys, polar bears and caribou roam the Torngat Mountains, for centuries the homeland of Inuit who today now welcome visitors to experience a dramatic landscape where nature and culture meet.
Hopedale Mission National Historic Site
A complex of large, wooden buildings constructed by the Moravian Church at Hopedale, Labrador stand starkly silhouetted against the rocky shoreline of the vast, barren landscape. Official recognition refers to the cultural landscape comprised of the mission buildings on their shoreline site.