The earliest known European settlement in
the New World. Exhibits highlight the Viking
lifestyle, artifacts, and the archaeological
discovery. In 1960 the ruins of a Norse settlement
was discovered in the L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland (Vinland) and have been
confirmed by scholars that it is indeed a Norse settlement from the early 11th century.
Today, L’Anse aux Meadows is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a Canadian
National Historic Site with a museum and reconstructed Norse settlements.
The Viking Trail is the largest themed highway in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Stretching all the way from the province's west coast to Southern Labrador,
the Viking Trail is the only route to the popular UNESCO World Heritage
sites at Gros Morne National Park of Canada and L'Anse aux Meadows
National Historic Site of Canada, Newfoundland Canada
Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada and was designated
a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. With 1805 square kilometers of some of the most unique
geological features in North America explorers will enjoy finding rocks and fossils that represent
ages of geologic turmoil. Gros Morne has an amazing and unique mixture of temperate, boreal, and
arctic wildlife. Plus, there are over 239 species of birds including the Boreal Chickadee, the
Red-Breasted Nuthatch, and even Snowy Owls have been spotted. The park is named
after the mountain it surrounds and is French for "large mountain standing alone” and literally
means “great sombre.” The parks awe-inspiring scenic beauty, waterfalls, marine inlets,
sea stacks, sandy beaches, and colorful fishing villages complete the extraordinary
natural and cultural surroundings of Gros Morne National Park of Canada. GROSMORNE.com Great photo album and information. Travel information, Accommodations,
Hiking, Camping. Gros Morne UNESCO World Heritage Site, Newfoundland, Canada.