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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  • After an amazing stay on Quirpon Island (Reviewed by me separately) we stopped at L'anse Aux Meadows for a highly recommended visit. The visitor center at the place is a magnificent wooden building wi...  more »
  • Incredible place to visit. There is a "feeling" here that you are part of the history. Museum is excellent and the reconstructed Viking outpost is wonderful 
  • Our tour of L'Anse aux Meadows was definitely a highlight of our trip to Newfoundland. Do make sure that you plan to arrive in time for a tour. Clayton, our tour guide was absolutely fabulous. His kno...  more »
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  • Parks Canada did a good job with this interpretive centre. The local Newfie staff is entertaining as usual. Dress for the wind in L'ans aux Meadows, it didn't stop the whole time we were there. We had trouble hearing the guided tour because the group was so large. The recreations of the house structures are interesting. The boardwalk network is also very well done. There are some talented carpenters in Newfoundland.
  • This is got to my most favourite Park Canada site yet. It's very well maintained. The guide did a thin telling the story, explained the excavation, and the layout of the site. Everyone enjoyed it.
  • Excellent guides! Very knowledgeable. Several interpreters were in full character, which was fun. Great interpretive signs that explain the importance of the site without romanticizing viking life. Lovely trail around the property. Be sure to watch the 15 min intro movie- it helps orient the site in history. I also enjoyed the special evening program: Sagas & Shadows (norse tales told around a warming fire).
  • Neat little site depicting the Viking settlement. There is a 15 minute video which was very informative and recommend seeing. You can visit the partially rebuilt settlement which some actors to represent how people lived back then. Downside is that it is way out of the way from anything else in NL.
  • Really well done historic site by Parks Canada. Clayton Colbourne was a very knowledgeable guide who has lived and worked near the site for many years. Well worth the trip.