Newfoundland And Labrador
Hike the Discovery Trail: Five Centuries of Newfoundland Coastal Life
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.
Program No. 12391RJ
9 days
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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
Moderately Challenging
Daily hikes are 2-6 miles over 2-6 hours on mostly developed trails; some coastal trails and hilly terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hike the Klondike Trail to Puffin Island with magnificent views of puffins, kittiwakes, whales, other sea life and spectacular coastal scenery.
  • Walk among the coastal sea stacks of Skerwink, rated by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the Top 35 walks in North America and Europe.
  • Travel by boat from New Bonaventure to Kerley’s Harbour with a skipper who is a fisherman born in this enchanting and long-abandoned community.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Eleanor Dawson
Eleanor grew up in Bay Roberts, where she developed a life-long interest in the history, folklore and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has been singing all her life. One of the founders of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, Eleanor has a particular interest in traditional singing and has a vast repertoire of songs from the English, Irish and Newfoundland traditions. She was president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society and the Newfoundland Historical Society.
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