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Newfoundland and Labrador

Hike the Discovery Trail: Five Centuries of Newfoundland Coastal Life

Program No. 12391RJ
Alongside experts, discover the unique story, culture and ecology of Newfoundland as you hike some of the world’s most famous trails to view rare birds and ancient seascapes.

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At a Glance

Newfoundland’s rugged coastline affords ocean views dotted with icebergs, seabirds and whales. On this fascinating hiking adventure, explore the seascape with qualified experts who discuss the geology, flora, fauna and history of the island and hike inland trails to study the region’s migratory birds, wildlife and ecology.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Daily hikes are 2-5 miles over 2-4 hours on mostly developed trails; some coastal trails, hilly terrain, some rocky and rough surfaces.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Hike the Klondike Trail to Puffin Island with magnificent views of puffins, kittiwakes, whales, other sea life and spectacular coastal scenery.
  • Explore the historic town of Bonavista, where John Cabot made landfall upon discovering Newfoundland in 1497.
  • Experience amazing coastal scenery, sea birds, whales, eagles and sea stacks on the picturesque Skerwink Trail.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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