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A well presented, historic site

This is where the Vikings landed in North America, many years before Columbus. And their life here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tahunga
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Campbell River, Canada
Totally awesome

When we first arrived, we enjoyed the well laid out museum and gift shop. As the very enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Catherine C
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the Vikings landed in North America, many years before Columbus. And their life here was well researched and their village re-created in a great way. Lots to learn and enjoy in this living museum.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

When we first arrived, we enjoyed the well laid out museum and gift shop. As the very enthusiastic guide started us on the walking tour and I saw how long it was, I was sure that I would not make it to a place that has long been on my personal bucket list. Don't be deterred. The walk is slow and easy and is mostly on a boardwalk. The guide stopped regularly to explain the amazing history of the place and made it come to life. The reproduction main house is awesome and if we were not part of a tour group, I would have stayed much,much longer. The staff are in costume and in character and have all the time in the world to explain things to you. I want my grandkids to come here and learn more about the history of Canada!

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great place to visit. Very good information centre. Site was well signposted and the reconstructed village was well done.

Thank Bruce L
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A very important part of our Canadian and Newfoundland & Labrador History. The first known European settlement in North America (over 1000 years ago). The Tour Guides are very knowledgeable very friendly. They want all visitors to understand and appreciate the value of this site. Also they dispel the myth of the Norsemen being "wild and wooly". The word "viking" is a verb and denotes and action of travelling. The people are actually Norsemen. This site was originally established by the Norse to get resources for their base in Greenland. This definitely worth the trip.

Thank Gene1963
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Our visit to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic site was very informative. The people who did the interpretations were knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Seems out of the way, but the history is wonderful. Our guide as a little boy played on the mounds, as did his mother, when all thought they were left over from the Beothuk, the natives of Newfoundland, who were slaughtered by the Europeans. However some scientists in the 1960s uncovered that they were actually from the Norse who visited and lived there for 10 years in the year 1000. Norse, not Vikings, as the Norse are the people, and the Bikings were the pirates. Fascinating area, all well exhibited with actors playing the parts but in conversation with you! Answering any questions you have. Excellent.

Thank las-Montreal_Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

A dream come true to be in this amazing historical place where East meets West. Well presented historical information about what was happening in 1000 AD in this part of the world.

Thank Gloria C
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Parks Canada has done an excellent job here. You get a real sense of how the Norse(Vikings) explored the world. The architecture is incredible. The history is invaluable. We went back twice over two days so we could walk the site, see the videos, and make full use of the interpretation centre. You come away wanting to read and learn more--not just about the Norse(Vikings), but also about how humans came to populate the whole planet.

Thank 388howardh
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

You can’t come to this region without going here. This is the place where the circle of global migration of humans Is completed by Norse people landing on the North American continent which was occupied by the Indigenous people. This fact is emphasized throughout the guided tour and introductory video shown in the interpretive center. This center is first class all the way! The 2.2 walk around the area gives one a feel for the geography. The recreated Norse settlement is outstanding. Minimum time her is 4 hours.

Thank bhoppins
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

L'Anse Aux Meadows offers a very comprehensive, well-structured and interesting visit. Well worth it...! It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The interpretation center is well put together...there are models and a film that is definitely worth seeing to understand the significance of this place. The outdoor portion, where you are walking through the exhibit, is equally fascinating. My wife and I also enjoyed the meandering 2-km walking trail along the ocean.

Thank Kevin C
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