23007
Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s & the Avalon Peninsula: Where North America Begins

Explore the history of this picture-perfect province, from the geology of its creation, to the settlement by Great Britain and its culture today.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23007RJ
Length
7 days
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At a Glance

Explore historic St. John’s, where the warm and creative spirit of Newfoundland looms large and is evident everywhere, from its unusual and colorful architecture to its thriving folk art, music and culinary scene. Learn from local experts about the forces of isolation and scarcity on this rocky outcrop in the Atlantic. Discover how they forged a people of unique charm and creativity and fostered a place where Gaelic traditions and dialects, lost to much of the modern world, survive and storytellers thrive. Immerse yourself in one of Canada’s most vibrant cultural cities filled with music and art, and experience the new and exciting culinary scene in St. John’s.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking 2-3 miles, sometimes on uneven terrain, and climbing stairs.
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 ...

  • Sample beer brewed with 25,000 year-old iceberg water, and enjoy a collaborative dinner between a local chef and a wild food forager.
  • Tap your feet to fiddlers as you explore the diverse music and arts scene in St. John’s.
  • Soak up the legendary Newfoundland culture as you meet local residents in picturesque outports and colorful fishing villages, like Petty Harbour, Cupids and Heart’s Content.
Featured Expert
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Bill Montevecchi
Bill Montevecchi is a professor of psychology, biology and ocean sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research is focused on marine birds, ocean ecology and conservation biology. Bill is the co-author of “Newfoundland Birds: Exploitation, Study and Conservation and created Seabirds – Oceanic Barometers for the Ideas Series of the CBC Radio.” Bill lectures nationally and internationally about avian ecology and conservation.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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