Meet with a local expert to hear stories of Newfoundland's fisheries. Although the tradition of fishing is an old one in Newfoundland, the innovations required to sustain the practice are anything but archaic. The creativity required in keeping the fishing industry afloat is one of the biggest challenges in Newfoundland. Hear about how they are adapting to the changing times. Continue on to the town of Cow Head where you will be warmly welcomed by your hosts.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.Lodging: Shallow Bay Motel and CabinsMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart for Mary's Harbour for a short ferry ride to Battle Harbour. Ferry crossing approximately one hour; whale and iceberg sightings are common.
Dinner: Dinner in historic Battle Harbour, usually a three course offering with salad or fish cake starter, beef, chicken or turkey as entree, potatoes plus one other vegetable, a selection of homemade sweet breads/cookies/pies, coffee and tea.Evening: The evening is free to explore
local sites on your own.
Lodging: Battle Harbour Historic BuildingsMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Red Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a presentation by a Parks historian will highlight the Basque whaling industry dating back to the 1500s and the role that it played in the history of Canada. Explore artifacts and exhibits that tell the intriguing story of 16th-century Basque whalers who built the first industrial complex in the New World here. Learn about the thriving industry of the production of whale oil that lit the lamps of Europe in the late Middle Ages. Red Bay is the most complete and best preserved example of these ports.Lunch: Lunch features traditional Basque food.
Afternoon: En route to L'Anse au Clair, enjoy a sample of local preserves.
Cloudberries and lingonberries (called bakeapples and partridgeberries in Newfoundland and Labrador) as well as blueberries, are processed into gourmet spreads and syrups.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.Lodging: Northern Light InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Continue to Norstead Village, a re-created Viking village. A presentation will examine the human history of a Viking village and about the port of trade. Explore how the Vikings would have lived 1,000 years ago and discover what crops they would have planted in a reenactment of the daily life of a Viking. Marvel at a full-scale replica of a Viking ship and uncover the chieftain's hall, blacksmith shop, tents and fire pit and sample the fare and culture of the ancient Vikings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.Dinner: Dinner at the Norseman Restaurant. Explore an unforgettable dining experience in L'Anse aux Meadows. Take in a fabulous view of the ocean where whales and icebergs cross paths.Lodging: Haven InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner