Newfoundland Cultural Tour
An Island relies on itself for entertainment and survival, the result, a unique and vibrant culture that is reflected in our music, theatre, cuisine and craftsmanship.
- Gros Morne National Park
- Port au Choix National Historic Site
- Conche, Englee, Croque, Mainbrook
- L’anse aux Meadows, Norstead
- Quirpon Lighthouse Inn
The beauty of Gros Morne National Park not only attracts visitors but has become home for many artisans, musicians, and performers, all inspired by the allure of this World Heritage site. By day, wander the tiny villages, enjoy the local accents and expressions and pop into the shops to see what the local artisans offer. Exploring will build an appetite for the local delights. By night, enjoy music and theatre in the most gorgeous of settings. Tap your feet in time to a reel, be transported on the soaring notes of a cello, enjoy theatre that can leave you in tears from both crying and laughing, or join a kitchen party and add your own talents to the mix.
Port aux Choix is rich in archaeological remains that tell us about the ancient cultures and how they used the bones, stones, and hides in their tools, clothing, artwork and spirituality. A passionate local artist and storyteller exemplifies how everyday materials are transformed into folk art.
A hidden gem of tapestry and a fascinating history await on the French Shore of the Northern Peninsula. As you walk the now quiet trails imagine the French voices from the hundreds of fishing boats that once filled these now seldom visited coves.
Viking Territory! Immerse yourself in the life of a Viking. Reenactors sing and tell tales, while carrying out the daily routines of the Vikings. From forge to cooking pot there is much to see and learn. Statues interpreting the area’s Viking history are found throughout the outport.
On remote Quirpon Island the lightkeepers of old kept the light burning and mariners safe in all weathers. A small child’s grave is a poignant reminder of the hardships those families endured. Now the restored Quirpon Lighthouse Inn is a welcoming haven where you can relax in comfort as you watch whales herd fish against the rocks to feed, with gannets divebombing the water around them. A nearby cove was once a thriving community and site of a tragic mass murder. WWII Quonset hut remnants share the land with remains of sod huts from ancient civilizations. Marvel at the colours of everchanging icebergs drifting by on the Labrador Current. Tug your quilt higher as the eternal light sweeps the cliffs and the swells inexorably pound the shoreline.
- 7 night’s accommodations (including 2 at Quirpon Lighthouse Inn with meals and boat transfers included)
- Car rental
- Site passes (Gros Morne National Park, Port aux Choix National Historic Site, L’anse aux Meadows)
- 1 night of theatre
- Western Brook Pond Boat Tour
Per Person Price: $1425.00 + tax, based on double occupancy.
All prices are in Canadian dollars. Applicable taxes include 15% HST.