Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

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  • Home to one of Newfoundland’s largest seabird colonies
  • Includes sub-Arctic tundra, a treeless plateau bordering the ocean

 

L’Anse aux Meadows

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  • Archaeological site discovered in 1960
  • Only certain site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America
  • Dates back to the year 1000
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Gros Morne National Park

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  • Eroded remnants of a mountain range formed 1.2 billion years ago
  • Rare example continental drift, deep ocean crust and the rocks of the earth’s mantle exposed
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Skerwink Trail

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  • Formed of ancient sedimentary rock shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, as well as freeze and thaw cycles
  • The peninsula was once part of Africa 580 million years ago
  • Settlers settled there in the 1600s, where the community was inhabited by fishermen, merchants, sea captains, and tradesmen

 

Bell Island’s Mine Museum and Underground Tour

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  • Historic underground iron ore mine and museum

 

Newfoundland Insectarium

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  • Displays a wide variety of mounted insects from around the world, organized by region
  • Live arthropods are around the displays, such as tarantulas, scorpions, and cockroaches
  • The museum includes a glass beehive with live bees, an ant colony, and a butterfly house

 

Signal Hill, St. John’s

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  • Hill where fortifications were built in the 17th century, due to its strategic placement overlooking a harbor
  • The final battle of the Seven Years’ War in North America, in 1762, was fought on the hill
  • The United States maintained anti-aircraft guns on the hill during World War II

 


 

Costs

all flights $982

food $47/day x 10 days = $470

hotel $106/day x 8 days = $848

tickets (all attractions) $51

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,351