L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, L'Anse aux Meadows

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Learn about pre-Columbian European cultures in the Americas at L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site, a World Heritage Site. Thought to date back to the year 1000 CE, the ruins of the Norse or Viking settlement have been widely accepted as proof of European cultures crossing the Atlantic and contacting indigenous peoples before the times of Columbus. Reconstructions in some of the village's buildings, such as the grass-covered sod longhouse, give a sense of daily life in the settlement. For L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site and beyond, use our L'Anse aux Meadows trip itinerary builder to get the most from your L'Anse aux Meadows vacation.
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  • The guide was very informative about not only the history of the place but of the native plants. The docents in the buildings were also informative. The visitor's center was also informative. A beauti...  more »
  • An amazing piece of history that needs to be seen. The ruins of the original settlement are well displayed and very accessible to the public. I can't believe that we could walk around the original sit...  more »
  • Another check on our bucket list and it didn't disappoint. They had just opened for season and had to blow the snow off the entrance walkway and some boardwalks. Clayton, our guide was fantastic. His ...  more »
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  • Great tour guide. I don't normally like guided tours but this was worth going with the tour. The guide had a wealth of knowledge and was quite enjoyable to listen/ talk with. Fascinating place, I only wish I'd had more time to spend there. You really need at least a half day there to talk with the people reenacting the Vikings.
  • Beyond the excitement of walking in viking lands, you'll be reminded of an important moment in human history - where the traveling people of earth who set out toward the east and the West of Africa finally came together and met on the shores of the North Atlantic, completing humanity's circumnavigation of the world. Great hiking and guided tours, too.
  • Take in the free tour put on by parks Canada... very entertaining, informative and well done. Great set up for causal walk
  • The guide is phenomenal! He grew up playing on this grounds and has wonderful stories to tell!
  • An amazing experience to come to the 'top of the island' and experience the beauty of this place. Getting here is half the fun, and experiencing the viking village recreation is extraordinary. Well worth the drive!