Historic Communities

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada is 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.

Link:  L’Anse aux Meadows Nat’l Historic Site


Norstead Viking Village 

A Viking Village and Port of Trade 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.

Get your “Ruins” told by the wisewomen.. 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!

(Open Seasonally)
Toll Free: 1-877-620-2828
Tel: (709) 623-2828
Fax: (709) 623-2882
Email: [email protected]
Website:  www.norstead.com

Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve

Windswept and awe-inspiring, the barren-looking limestone of Burnt Cape is 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..

Located 30 km away – in the beautiful community of Raleigh.

Link:  Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve