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The annual Roots, Rants & Roars Festival celebrates the revival of traditional cuisine. Canada’s top chefs and musicians bring their best, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
A Celebration of Food and Music
Celebrate our rich tradition of storytelling at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. A staple since 1996, each year Cow Head hosts performers from around the province.
Gros Morne Theatre Festival
Jannying, a time, I dies at you, and more. In a place as fun-loving as this, it’s natural that we have quite the vocabulary to describe a good time.
Language Lessons: Celebrating
Of all the things here that’ll take your breath away, music is surely one. There’s a certain rhythm to this place. Leave no song unsung.
Leave No Song Unsung
There are people who make sounds for a living. And there are places that make sounds for life. Listen to these celebrations of our natural musicality. Original scores reflect our unique soundscape.
Sounds From The Edge
Isn’t it time you got all that top 40 out of your system?
Top 40
A week-long digital arts festival for online creators. Unscripted Twillingate offers workshops and sessions that explore creating in the digital age.
Unscripted Twillingate
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From kayaks to seaside picnics, get your front row seat to the statuesque wonders that are icebergs.
5 Ways to Experience Icebergs
Throughout this land, for thousands of years, it’s been said that everything has a spirit. Not surprisingly, it’s where you might find your own. Discover Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador.
Ancient Land
Welcome to Iceberg Alley. Where you may stumble upon one of Mother Nature’s finest, gigantic, glittering sculptures.
Awe-Inspiring Icebergs
Discover some of the greatest geological stories on the planet.
Beneath Your Feet
With formidable icebergs cruising our coasts ever year, now is as good a time as any to learn everything you wanted to know about them.
Bergy Bits: Discover Iceberg Facts
Celebrated painter, Jean Claude Roy, has taken inspiration from this landscape for over 40 years. His search for the perfect colours to capture the beauty around him is unending.
Chasing Colours
10 geosites to explore, 560-million-year-old fossils, dramatic sea stacks, and delicately curved sea arches. Find out the must-see spots that make the Bonavista Peninsula a world-renowned destination.
Explore the Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark
If you’re travelling with family, the eastern region has stunning sights, adventure, and activity at every turn.
Family Friendly Activities in Eastern NL
Gros Morne National Park is a departure from the ordinary and the commonplace. Hear from the people who have lived in, hiked through, and been changed by this wild place.
Find Yourself in Gros Morne
Every hiker has a favourite time of year to hit the trails, and in Newfoundland and Labrador the fall hike is a favourite of many.
Five Great Fall Hikes
The Irish Loop is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in our coastal views, historic sites, and outport culture.
Five Picture Perfect Places on the Irish Loop
Some call it fog. We prefer to think of it as a silver lining.
Fog Lifting on Signal Hill
Our province is home to some of the most unique geology in North America. Luckily, there are many sites where our geological wonders are on full display.
Get Hands on with Geology
On your journey through life, make sure your biography has at least one extraordinary chapter.
Gros Morne
Lomond Campground provides campers with easy access to photo ops and hiking trails. It’s the perfect home base from which to explore Gros Morne National Park.
Happy Campers
Some come to lose themselves. Others, to find themselves. Not that they’re likely to bump into each other. Explore the untamed beauty of Labrador, one step at a time.
Hiking Labrador
This is a place where you'll encounter breathtaking natural beauty. A place where majestic, ancient towers of blue ice will inspire your inner child almost as profoundly as the spirit and community spanning our 29,000 kilometres of coastline.
Iceberg Alley
While good things come to those that wait, great things come to those that wonder. Stay curious.
Life Rewards The Curious
Not every work of art hangs on a wall. Susan Furneaux practices the art of mollyfodging.
Mollyfodge
In a place with stunning coastlines, wildlife, and trails, you might have trouble deciding where to start your hike in Eastern Newfoundland.
One Hike at a Time
It’s funny how a place can both capture your imagination and set it free. Come run wild, and let your memories be the envy of your dreams.
Run Wild
Sometimes the best stories are told through the sounds in nature like crashing waves and singing seabirds and humpback whales. Enjoy this collection of tales told by some of the best musicians from the province.
Soundtrack from the Edge
So, what do you get for taking your time? Absolutely everything. Explore Fall in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Take Your Time This Fall
Visiting Gros Morne National Park at any time of year is an incredible experience. But there’s a certain season when the majestic landscape seems to have that something extra.
The Best Time of the Year to Visit Gros Morne
Terra Nova National Park has officially been designated a Dark Sky Preserve, and is one of the many places you can sit back and enjoy the stars in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Twinkle Twinkle
How you experience the Western Brook Pond is up to you. Step aboard a tour boat to travel through the fjord. Or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, hike up the eastern edge of the gulf.
Western Brook Pond Fjord
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This place can make a storyteller of just about anyone – including you.
A Tangled Tale
When anything is a canvas, everything is a work of art. See how different creators find inspiration in the pigments of our province.
Broader Palette
With town names like Heart’s Content, Heart’s Desire, and Heart’s Delight, there’s plenty of love to go around.
Colourful Place Names
While the art of conversation has long been forgotten elsewhere, it thrives right here.
Conversation
Not always obvious at first glance, Newfoundland and Labrador’s French roots become clear once you figure out where to look. Explore the French connections of Eastern Newfoundland.
Finding French Connections
Jannying, a time, I dies at you, and more. In a place as fun-loving as this, it’s natural that we have quite the vocabulary to describe a good time.
Language Lessons: Celebrating
Dipper, stogged, scoff, and more. With so many unique dialects of English, no wonder we have our own dictionary. Hear our locals explain unique phrases to use at your next meal.
Language Lessons: Food
Chummy, streel, twack, and many more. Settle in for a language lesson – and don’t worry, there’s no final exam.
Language Lessons: Sayings
Mauzy, duckish, not fit, and more. Hundreds of Dialects. One dictionary. Settle in to watch a few locals explain our unique words and expressions about weather.
Language Lessons: Weather
A living museum, Battle Harbour showcases the life and tools of the historical saltfish trade. Hundreds of years later, amid the pristine wilderness and bountiful sea, cod is still king.
Learning to Fish for Cod
Of all the things here that’ll take your breath away, music is surely one. There’s a certain rhythm to this place. Leave no song unsung.
Leave No Song Unsung
Jerry Evans, a proud Mi’kmaq artist whose work is featured in collections across the country, is also a renowned storyteller.
Msit No'kmaq (All My Relations)
Like everything else around here, our place names are anything but ordinary.
Place Names
Our Irish connection dates all the way back to the 18th century. But it’s as alive today as ever. See why Newfoundland and Labrador is often dubbed the “most Irish place outside of Ireland.”
The Most Irish Place Outside of Ireland
This place is filled with stories of all sizes. Be sure to pay attention to this one, or you just might miss it.
The Shortest Story Ever Told
Along every coastline and in every inlet, cove, and bay, you'll find boats of all sizes, made by the very people who use them for fishing and recreation. These fine vessels are works of art, made with local wood, tools, and ingenuity.
Wooden Boats
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Come face-to-face with nature’s own gentle giants. Several species of whales make their way here every year during the summer months to play, feed, and people-watch.
A Whale of a Time
Throughout this land, for thousands of years, it’s been said that everything has a spirit. Not surprisingly, it’s where you might find your own. Discover Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador.
Ancient Land
Newfoundland and Labrador is home to hundreds of bird species (411 at the last count). Let us take you under our wing to make sure you know which feathered friends to keep an eye out for.
Birding in Central Newfoundland
Here, in the aptly named Seabird Capital of North America, binoculars are not required but wide brimmed hats are strongly recommended. Find out which hotspots are best for ornithology enthusiasts.
Birdwatching in Bay Bulls and Witless Bay
Binoculars optional. A hat, on the other hand, could come in handy. Visit Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve. One of the most accessible seabird colonies on earth.
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve
Catching a single glimpse of a whale is unforgettable. Lucky for you there are many ways to see them up close.
How to Experience Whales in NL
These gentle giants pass by here every year. By the thousands. And they’re right here, waiting to perform just for you. Of course, showtimes may vary.
Humpbacks
Aerodynamically-challenged, they may not be the most graceful creatures in the world – but they’re some fun to look at.
Puffins: Clowns of the Sea
These tiny silver fish come to our beaches every year to spawn, and the ‘capelin roll’ is a bucket list experience. An event that is as unusual as it is unpredictable.
The Annual Capelin Roll
Whales certainly know how to put on a show. And we’re giving you the inside scoop on their signature moves.
Whale Moves 101
Every summer, thousands of whales visit our province. And still, catching sight of them never gets old. Hear first-hand accounts of some of the most surreal whale tales our locals have been lucky enough to witness.
Whale Tales
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Our appetite for food is nearly as big as our appetite for life. Pull up a plate and enjoy these 4 must-have traditional eats.
4 Foods You Must Experience
Occasionally, we take the time to create a whole festival as an excuse to let someone else do the cooking. Don’t miss these 5 delicious festivals and events all about food.
5 Tasty Food Festivals
There’s never a shortage of wild berries to be found amid our bogs and barrens. Watch three generations pick blueberries and tell a few stories along the East Coast Trail.
Berry Picking
We’ve experienced a culinary revolution, with a resurgence of using traditional ingredients. At the annual Roots, Rants & Roars Festival, cod warrants its own night. One fish. Five dishes. Hundreds of satisfied diners.
Celebrating Cod
Whether you’re an experienced cook or missing home, the recipes in these cookbooks are sure to transport your tastebuds.
Five NL Cookbooks
Whether she’s hauling bright orange kelp from the sea, or plucking chanterelles from the forest floor, Lori is driven to create stunning dishes using the local landscape.
Food Foraging
This annual food hike begins in Elliston and loops along the winding coastal roads of Maberly. Along the 5-kilometre hike are some of Canada’s best chefs serving delicious dishes, honouring native ingredients and traditional favourites.
Food On The Move
Some traditions are more delicious than others. Thinking about trying jiggs’ dinner? Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you cooking.
Jiggs' Dinner for Beginners
Dipper, stogged, scoff, and more. With so many unique dialects of English, no wonder we have our own dictionary. Hear our locals explain unique phrases to use at your next meal.
Language Lessons: Food
If you thought our sunrises and sea breezes were a treat, wait until you try a simple yet satisfying tea bun.
Ode to the Humble Tea Bun
Along the craggy coastline of the Bonavista Peninsula, the small fishing settlement of Elliston proudly claims the title of Root Cellar Capital of the World. These distinctive structures represent our unique cuisine and spirit of resilience.
Root Cellars of Elliston
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Did you know we have doppelgängers of world-renowned sights from all over? Chris and Larry show us just how worldly (and other-worldly) this province really is.
Around the world in Newfoundland and Labrador
Francois is way off the beaten path. It’s an outport community on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, accessible only by boat or helicopter. Hayley Gendron explains how this place and the people who live there will impact visitors.
Finding Francois
Every hiker has a favourite time of year to hit the trails, and in Newfoundland and Labrador the fall hike is a favourite of many.
Five Great Fall Hikes
The Burin Peninsula is home to some of our best-kept secrets, including a museum with sails like a schooner, a rare border crossing to France, a story of sailor survivors, and a place called Lord’s Cove.
Hidden Gems on the Burin Peninsula
Some come to lose themselves. Others, to find themselves. Not that they’re likely to bump into each other. Explore the untamed beauty of Labrador, one step at a time.
Hiking Labrador
Many take the road well-travelled. For those who prefer the less trodden route, the one that stretches far beyond the beaten path, the experience can last a lifetime.
Off The Beaten Path
Labrador is best known for its unspoiled natural landscape and wildlife. But history also runs very deep in the Big Land. Here are four places to see on your next visit.
Places to Visit in the Big Land
It’s funny how a place can both capture your imagination and set it free. Come run wild, and let your memories be the envy of your dreams.
Run Wild
So, what do you get for taking your time? Absolutely everything. Explore Fall in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Take Your Time This Fall
It’s estimated that the number of shipwrecks along our shores range in the thousands. Investigate some of the more prominent ones in our long – and often perilous – history.
The Shipwrecks of Newfoundland and Labrador
Here at the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site is home to the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, with breathtaking landscapes and spectacular hiking trails.
Where the Sun Rises First
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This place can make a storyteller of just about anyone – including you.
A Tangled Tale
Around here, defying the conventional goes without saying. And that’s never clearer than when it comes to our architecture.
Architecture that’s anything but ordinary
When anything is a canvas, everything is a work of art. See how different creators find inspiration in the pigments of our province.
Broader Palette
A picture tells a thousand words. The Botwood murals tell centuries’ worth of history.
Exploring the Colourful Murals of Botwood
From culture to characters – we’re proudly colourful.
Crayons
The contemporary art studios of Fogo Island provide the perfect inspiration for their resident virtuosos – although a passing whale or iceberg may distract, from time to time.
Design on the Edge
Around here, there is no beige. Join Olivia as she strolls through Jellybean Row.
Jellybean Row
Jerry Evans, a proud Mi’kmaq artist whose work is featured in collections across the country, is also a renowned storyteller.
Msit No'kmaq (All My Relations)
Steeped in 500 years of history and heritage, St. John’s has no shortage of museums, galleries, sites, and attractions.
Museums and Galleries of St. John’s
We’re no strangers to self-expression. From street names to street murals, our creative culture always shines through.
Public Art in Newfoundland and Labrador
Every stitch we hang tells its own unique tale of this place.
The Secret Language of Clotheslines
The heart of Gros Morne will make yours skip a beat. Get to know Woody Point, and why it inspires artists from around the world.
Woody Point: A Seaside Studio
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Stories of kindness and compassion from the place that inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Come From Away.
Kindness Comes From Within
Our new friends, Bernie and his faithful mule Polly, traverse the bays and inlets of the province looking for cues to their scenery-based scavenger hunt.
One man. One mule. One mission.
One person, one soliloquy, one moment. The Power of One is a video series filmed against our dramatic landscapes, capturing monologues from every Shakespearean play in the Canon.
Perchance Theatre Presents: The Power of One
Every year, 22 different species of whales make their way to the province and put on a show for locals and tourists alike. Of course, showtimes may vary.
Showtimes May Vary
Why let a silly thing like the truth get in the way of a good story?
Tangled Tales
The Vikings came over 1,000 years ago. But did they ever truly leave?
The Haunting of L’Anse aux Meadows
Every stitch we hang tells its own unique tale of this place.
The Secret Language of Clotheslines
Browse the list of tv shows and movies where Newfoundland and Labrador plays a leading role.
Travel off the beaten path… from home
We’ve made a bit of a name for ourselves. Several, in fact. Ever wondered about our unique place names? Wait till you hear where they came from.
What's in a Name?
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Mistaken Point is the site of the oldest fossils of complex multicellular life found anywhere on Earth.
A Story 565 Million Years in the Making
Step back 565 million years with a behind-the-scenes peek of Mistaken Point, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to some of the best-preserved fossils on the planet.
Ancient Fossils of Mistaken Point
Throughout this land, for thousands of years, it’s been said that everything has a spirit. Not surprisingly, it’s where you might find your own. Discover Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador.
Ancient Land
Discover some of the greatest geological stories on the planet.
Beneath Your Feet
Dotted with sea caves and flanked by massive sea stacks, the mesa-like sandstone of Bell Island is an anomaly in the area.
Explore Bell Island by Land or Sea
10 geosites to explore, 560-million-year-old fossils, dramatic sea stacks, and delicately curved sea arches. Find out the must-see spots that make the Bonavista Peninsula a world-renowned destination.
Explore the Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark
Our province is home to some of the most unique geology in North America. Luckily, there are many sites where our geological wonders are on full display.
Get Hands on with Geology
It has been said those who don’t believe in magic will never see it. Little chance of that ever happening here.
Gros Morne Magic
Travel back 565 million years at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.
Secret Place
The Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park is one of the few places on the planet where you can explore the earth’s mantle. Become part of a geological story – half a billion years in the making.
The Tablelands
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For a province known as a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle, we’ve been ahead of the times in plenty of ways. See how we’ve set trends throughout history. And even prehistory.
We Did It First
Christmas, masks, bras, sheets, curtains, lampshades… It all comes together somehow. Trust us.
Any Mummers ‘lowed In?
Did you know we have doppelgängers of world-renowned sights from all over? Chris and Larry show us just how worldly (and other-worldly) this province really is.
Around the world in Newfoundland and Labrador
With town names like Heart’s Content, Heart’s Desire, and Heart’s Delight, there’s plenty of love to go around.
Colourful Place Names
Yes, really.
Goat On A Horse
Having our very own time zone, always half an hour ahead of everyone else, we never feel the need to catch-up.
Half Hour
We’ve always had a way with words. A boatload of colourful expressions and place names you won’t find anyplace else. No wonder we have our own dictionary.
Language Lessons
When you’re standing here at the edge of North America, where the sun rises first, it’s easy to see why this place can make a morning person out of just about anyone.
Most Easterly Point
Our new friends, Bernie and his faithful mule Polly, traverse the bays and inlets of the province looking for cues to their scenery-based scavenger hunt.
One man. One mule. One mission.
Along the craggy coastline of the Bonavista Peninsula, the small fishing settlement of Elliston proudly claims the title of Root Cellar Capital of the World. These distinctive structures represent our unique cuisine and spirit of resilience.
Root Cellars of Elliston
The Flat Earth Society believes this place is one of the four corners of the world. Perched at the edge of the continent, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched.
The Edge
As you explore the province, chances are you’ll glimpse row after row of tuckamore trees. Strong, resilient, tough, and proud – they withstand the test of time. Just like the people around here.
The Tuckamore
Around here, there’s always been a foggy distinction between function and craftsmanship – largely because creating things out of necessity was commonplace. Check out these unique crafts that straddle art and functionality.
Unique Crafts from Creativity and Necessity
We infuse creativity into everything we do. And that includes the places we share with our visitors.
Unique Places To Stay
Here at the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear National Historic Site is home to the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, with breathtaking landscapes and spectacular hiking trails.
Where the Sun Rises First
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From 1,700-foot vertical drops at Marble Mountain, to big snow action in Labrador City Ski Hill, you’re never far from the glorious powder.
16 Feet of Fresh Powder
Dramatic coastlines, untouched forests, and even perhaps the edges of a glacier-carved fjord – who needs roads?
5,000 km of Groomed Snowmobiling Trails
From kayaks to seaside picnics, get your front row seat to the statuesque wonders that are icebergs.
5 Ways to Experience Icebergs
The annual Roots, Rants & Roars Festival celebrates the revival of traditional cuisine. Canada’s top chefs and musicians bring their best, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
A Celebration of Food and Music
Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, towering over the beautiful Humber Valley is Marble Mountain – renowned for the best skiing on Canada's east coast.
Best Skiing East of the Rockies
Even the Vikings came here to get away. For over a thousand years, explorers have left behind the familiar in search of these ancient shores. The impressions they made can still be felt here today.
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If you’re travelling with family, the eastern region has stunning sights, adventure, and activity at every turn.
Family Friendly Activities in Eastern NL
Gros Morne National Park is a departure from the ordinary and the commonplace. Hear from the people who have lived in, hiked through, and been changed by this wild place.
Find Yourself in Gros Morne
The Irish Loop is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in our coastal views, historic sites, and outport culture.
Five Picture Perfect Places on the Irish Loop
Mountains, wide-open valleys, rushing waterfalls, and you flying weightless above it all. Come to life this winter along the longest, tallest zipline of Eastern Canada.
Flying High Over Winter Waterfalls
Some come to lose themselves. Others, to find themselves. Not that they’re likely to bump into each other. Explore the untamed beauty of Labrador, one step at a time.
Hiking Labrador
In a place with stunning coastlines, wildlife, and trails, you might have trouble deciding where to start your hike in Eastern Newfoundland.
One Hike at a Time
Our new friends, Bernie and his faithful mule Polly, traverse the bays and inlets of the province looking for cues to their scenery-based scavenger hunt.
One man. One mule. One mission.
Labrador is best known for its unspoiled natural landscape and wildlife. But history also runs very deep in the Big Land. Here are four places to see on your next visit.
Places to Visit in the Big Land
No matter where you are in the province, you’re never far from winter fun. Recapture the magic of snow days at one of these first-rate ski and snowshoe locations.
Snowshoes or Cross-Country Skis?
Visiting Gros Morne National Park at any time of year is an incredible experience. But there’s a certain season when the majestic landscape seems to have that something extra.
The Best Time of the Year to Visit Gros Morne
Every summer, thousands of whales visit our province. And still, catching sight of them never gets old. Hear first-hand accounts of some of the most surreal whale tales our locals have been lucky enough to witness.
Whale Tales
Make winter your favourite season at White Hills Ski Resort. Every year, its 55 acres of rolling terrain are blanketed under pristine powder.
Living Up to Its Name: White Hills Resort
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A place with an amazing story spanning more than 500 years. Despite its age, St. John’s remains youthful, hopeful, and curious in spirit.
500 Years
Just a short journey from St. John’s, you’ll find the scenic Baccalieu Coastal Drive with its picturesque towns, pirate haunts, immaculate harbours, and communities of historical significance.
Baccalieu Coastal Drive: A Secret History
We’ve experienced a culinary revolution, with a resurgence of using traditional ingredients. At the annual Roots, Rants & Roars Festival, cod warrants its own night. One fish. Five dishes. Hundreds of satisfied diners.
Celebrating Cod
In Battle Harbour, you won’t find any streetlights. But you will find starry nights. Away from the hustle and bustle, you’ll also find plenty of room to breathe.
Connection
Even the Vikings came here to get away. For over a thousand years, explorers have left behind the familiar in search of these ancient shores. The impressions they made can still be felt here today.
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The town of Red Bay offers travellers a testimony of 16th century Basque whaling traditions. Best enjoyed with hiking boots, this UNESCO World Heritage Site just so happens to have front-row seats to striking icebergs, seabirds, and humpback whales.
Hike Back in Time at Red Bay
Uncover 400 years of bygone days at current archaeological digs. Learn centuries-old boat building traditions at hands-on workshops. Or get your heart racing at an underground tour of an iron ore mine.
Hot Spots For History Buffs on the Avalon
Journey back. Not just to a place, but to a time. Hear Jan’s account of her long-entrenched roots to Battle Harbour. And why this place still calls to her, all these years later.
Journey Back
Jerry Evans, a proud Mi’kmaq artist whose work is featured in collections across the country, is also a renowned storyteller.
Msit No'kmaq (All My Relations)
Preserved in the town of Bonavista, The Ryan Premises tells the rich history of the Newfoundland cod fishery and the story of the Ryan family who pioneered generations of business success in the industry.
Ryan Premises National Historic Site
Travel back 565 million years at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve.
Secret Place
This place is filled with stories of all sizes. Be sure to pay attention to this one, or you just might miss it.
The Shortest Story Ever Told
It’s as close as you can get to walking in the footsteps of a Viking.
Vikings
Stories can illuminate the past and present. Hear tales about Point Amour Lighthouse which has helped guide so many weary travellers to safety along our shores.
Winding The Light
Along every coastline and in every inlet, cove, and bay, you'll find boats of all sizes, made by the very people who use them for fishing and recreation. These fine vessels are works of art, made with local wood, tools, and ingenuity.
Wooden Boats
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