North America & Canada

The Canadian Arctic region is a unique and breathtaking part of the world and home to rich history & culture. The wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador province are now within reach with our newest destination. Read more...

Newfoundland, the largest island of the province, was settled over 4000 years ago by the Dorset people, a pre-Inuit people, who spanned across Arctic North America. However, when Viking explorer Leif Eriksson named this land Vinland in the eleventh century, these people had either died of or moved away. Whether the Vikings actually landed on Newfoundland was debated for centuries – it is recounted in the Sagas but could never be confirmed – until 1968, upon the discovery of L’Anse aux Meadows.

Now a national historic site, this fascinating UNESCO heritage-listed archaeological dig transports visitors to the time of Vikings.

The provincial capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, St John’s, is located on the south eastern coast of the larger island and is full of charm. Colourful houses are bundled tightly onto each street, with criss-crossing roads and hidden alleys created hundreds of years ago by horse and carriage. Rich history and cultural life abound, with museums, sites and a thriving night life. 

Gros Morne national park, UNESCO world heritage-listed, is one of the most significant parks geologically in the world, with rocks pushed up from Earth’s core into soaring mountains, cradling misty lakes and tiny seaside communities.



  • Visit the Viking village of Norstead – play Norse games, spin yarn, take a pottery lesson, and enjoy an array of food and beverages.
  • While in St John’s, visit the village-within-a-town of Quidi Vidi, a quaint community that harks back to when the area was a small fishing port.
  • Visit Prince Leopold Island MBS – one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in the world.
  • Climb the iconic Cabot Tower perched atop Signal Hill, a defensive post of St John’s in the 1700 and 1800s.
  • Hike in Gros Morne National Park, where the spectacular beauty will leave you fumbling for your camera.
  • Enjoy the simple pleasures of times past in restored period cabins and from rebuilt wooden bridges in Battle Harbour.
  • Visit the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, a UNESCO world heritage-listed site, established in the 1500s and become immersed in history.