Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve - One of the most important botanical sites on the Island of Newfoundland.
Located near the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula and surrounded on three sides by cold waters from the Strait of Belle Isle, the peninsula of Burnt Cape has some of the most arctic conditions on the Island of Newfoundland. But it is exactly this cold climate, together with a unique landscape and calcium-rich soil, that allows northern plant species to grow here in a rich and rare variety. Because of the vulnerability of the plants, camping, hunting, and trapping are not permitted, and building fires is prohibited.
Features: Guided & Unguided Tours • Hiking • Scientific Research
French Shore Interpretation Centre- Highlights the authentic French sites scattered throughout the French Shore communities.
The French Shore Interpretation Centre is home to the French Shore Tapestry and it also highlights the authentic French sites scattered throughout the French Shore communities of Conche, Croque and Grandois/St. Julien's. The exhibition takes visitors through the history of the French cod fishery on the northeast coast of the Great Northern Peninsula. A boat tour can be arranged to visit the dramatic Grey Islands, once the site of an important fishing station for both the French and the English.
Features: French Shore Community • Interpretation Centre • Gift Shop • Hiking Trails • Boat Tours • Chaloupe Exhibit • Traditional Harbour Lighthouse • The Casey House Artist's Retreat • Martinique Bay • Crouse Beach • French Shore Tapestry
Green Moose Interpretation Centre- Explores the complex and changing inter-relationships between people and the land.
Decades of logging around Roddickton, Newfoundland have created an unexpected result - the perfect moose habitat. Roddickton now has the largest density of moose in North America. A nuisance to some, moose, an introduced species, are now woven into our way of life and may even prove to be the key to our future.
Visit the centre and see our taxidermied moose, natural historical artifacts or hear a story of our past.
Features: Open June thru Early October • Historical Artifacts • Full-Sized Taxidermied Moose • Farm • Hiking Trails • Picnic & BBQ Areas • Campsites • Parking Areas • Lookouts
Grenfell Historic Properties - Celebrates the presence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell in Northern Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Grenfell Historic Properties are located in St. Anthony, Newfoundland on the tip of the Northern Peninsula. The properties celebrate the presence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador, and the impact that he and his worldwide mission had on the social, medical and economic climate of the early 1900s. The historic properties equally tell the story of the evolution of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador and the people of the region over the last 100 years.
The Grenfell Historic Properties is a first class international tourism destination with annual visitations of more than 12,000 people!! This includes more than 80 motorcoach visits, cruise ship visits, caravans and the travelling public.
Features: Grenfell Interpretation Centre • Grenfell House Museum • Grenfell Handicrafts • The Rotunda • Tea House Hill Trail • Grenfell Park • Boat Tours
Iceberg Festival - Takes place every June on the Great Northern Peninsula.
The Iceberg Festival celebrates the coming of spring in the north and the annual arrival of icebergs. The festival features music, food, entertainment, history, culture, great hospitality and of course icebergs.
Dip your toes into the North Atlantic! Have a dance! Eat seafood fresh from the sea! If you want breathtaking landscapes and seascapes, fantastic fare and good company, you belong with us at the Iceberg Festival!
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - Highlights the Viking lifestyle, artifacts and the archaeological discovery of the site.
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.
Features: Hiking Trails • Picnic Sites • Gift Shop • Open June thru September
Norstead Viking Village - Created to take history out of the exhibit case and place it in the hands of visitors.
Norstead Viking Village of L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland is a non-profit organization that was created to take history out of the exhibit case and place it in the hands of visitors.
Join costumed interpreters in the dim light of the Viking-style Chieftain's Hall and listen to mysterious Viking tales. Check out info on the blacksmith forging iron. Step aboard the full-scale replica of the Viking ship "Snorri". Learn how the Vikings mastered the North Atlantic. Use a simple notched stick to measure distance by the stars. Get you "Runes" told by the wise women. Shape clay into pottery the way the Vikings did. Spin sheep fleece into yarn using ancient drop spindle technology, dye the yarn bright purple, pink, or rusty yellow using local plants and berries....weave it into cloth at the loom. It's in your hands to explore!
Features: Gift Shop • Educational Programs • Group Tours • Viking Festival • Viking Nalbinding Knitting • Snorri Viking Ship • Animals On Site • Artisans Marketing Place • Candle Making
Underground Salmon Pool - The only known place in the world where salmon migrate through an underground cave.
Witness Atlantic Salmon river surfacing from an underground cave. Thousands of years of physical weathering and erosion to the limestone have formed an underground river. Continuous water flow has resulted in the widening of the river channel, which is home to our prized Atlantic Salmon.
Follow a 2.5 km access road from Route 433 to a unique salmon pool. There’s a walking trail through old growth forest, and prime angling for salmon and brook trout.
The Viking Trail - the largest themed highway in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Stretching all the way from the province's west coast to Southern Labrador, the Viking Trail is the only route to the popular UNESCO World Heritage sites at Gros Morne National Park of Canada and L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada.
Tuckamore Lodge is situated in the coastal community of Main Brook near St. Anthony along the Viking Trail.